March 17, 1996

Babe

The best talking-pig movie I've ever seen. Absolutely heartwarming. If you don't shed a tear at the end of this movie, check your pulse. An excellent first feature film for your kids. We first showed Babe to our son when he was 2 or 3, and he loved it. There's some peril here and there, but it's handled tenderly. One time while we were watching it, I wrote down all of James Cromwell's dialog as Farmer Hoggett; he had only 171 words of spoken dialogue, and 61 words that were sung.