November 26, 1998 |
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."
November 20, 1998 |
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.
November 12, 1998 |
"Babe: Pig in the City," one of the most important--and expensive--movies of the year for beleaguered Universal Studios, is taking longer to complete than expected, forcing the studio to cancel its star-studded benefit premiere and a weekend publicity event, the company said Wednesday. The studio said the sequel to the popular porker film "Babe" will be ready in time for the critical Nov. 25 opening over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend.
September 24, 1998 |
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.