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November 20, 1998 | ROBERT W. WELKOS and RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The word "damn" has been replaced with "darn," and James Cromwell, who plays the taciturn farmer, is hardly in the picture at all. Still, the animals are back as cute and chatty as ever--even if some are placed in peril and a dog is shown upside-down with his head in the water. On Thursday, the film all Hollywood had been gossiping about, after Universal Studios abruptly canceled its U.S.
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December 18, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Babe, we hardly knew ye. Before Universal released "Babe: Pig in the City" three weeks ago, the heartwarming porker seemed a good bet for knighthood as a pop culture icon--maybe not on the magnitude of a Miss Piggy or Mickey Mouse, but a sweet figure bearing a message of tolerance and goodwill toward all living creatures--just the sort of safe, somewhat innocuous image you could project onto any and all manner of media.
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December 18, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Babe, we hardly knew ye. Before Universal released "Babe: Pig in the City" three weeks ago, the heartwarming porker seemed a good bet for knighthood as a pop culture icon--maybe not on the magnitude of a Miss Piggy or Mickey Mouse, but a sweet figure bearing a message of tolerance and goodwill toward all living creatures--just the sort of safe, somewhat innocuous image you could project onto any and all manner of media.
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November 27, 1998 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Talk about a pigsty. Imagine 799 animals in close quarters for 10 months. Welcome to "Babe: Pig in the City," one monumental production that put a whole new spin on the term "closed set." From beginning to end, creating the George Miller-directed sequel to the blockbuster family hit was no easy task. A benefit screening of the film had to be canceled because the print wasn't ready in time. The film was released Wednesday.
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September 24, 1998 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Now, with 'Babe: Pig in the City' coming, expect a full retail blitz. You're just a little pig in the big city. What can you do? What can anyone possibly do? --Ferdinand the duck, from "Babe: Pig in the City." Sell toys, that's what. "Babe" is back, this time in full merchandising mode as "Babe: Pig in the City," the sequel to the Oscar-nominated 1995 sleeper hit, lands in theaters Thanksgiving week.
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November 26, 1998 | ED LEIBOWITZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Personal trainers, flattering stylists and gourmet slop: Performing piglets may enjoy all these perks, yet never can they approach the career longevity of a Mickey Rooney. "The pigs had to be changed every six weeks," explained Rooney, the most enduring of the human co-stars of "Babe: Pig in the City," "because they get too big."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 1998 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Talk about a pigsty. Imagine 799 animals in close quarters for 10 months. Welcome to "Babe: Pig in the City," one monumental production that put a whole new spin on the term "closed set." From beginning to end, creating the George Miller-directed sequel to the blockbuster family hit was no easy task. A benefit screening of the film had to be canceled because the print wasn't ready in time. The film was released Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 1998 | ED LEIBOWITZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Personal trainers, flattering stylists and gourmet slop: Performing piglets may enjoy all these perks, yet never can they approach the career longevity of a Mickey Rooney. "The pigs had to be changed every six weeks," explained Rooney, the most enduring of the human co-stars of "Babe: Pig in the City," "because they get too big."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 1998 | ROBERT W. WELKOS and RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The word "damn" has been replaced with "darn," and James Cromwell, who plays the taciturn farmer, is hardly in the picture at all. Still, the animals are back as cute and chatty as ever--even if some are placed in peril and a dog is shown upside-down with his head in the water. On Thursday, the film all Hollywood had been gossiping about, after Universal Studios abruptly canceled its U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1998 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Now, with 'Babe: Pig in the City' coming, expect a full retail blitz. You're just a little pig in the big city. What can you do? What can anyone possibly do? --Ferdinand the duck, from "Babe: Pig in the City." Sell toys, that's what. "Babe" is back, this time in full merchandising mode as "Babe: Pig in the City," the sequel to the Oscar-nominated 1995 sleeper hit, lands in theaters Thanksgiving week.
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