Babe ★★★★★

A charming and ingenious hit about Babe, a dedicated farm pig who aspires to become a 'sheep-pig.' By talking kindly and respectfully to the sheep, Babe succeeds where the disdainful sheepdogs fail. Babe's talents attract the notice of Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell), who enters Babe in the climactic sheepdog competition. Seamless, subtle (and Oscar-winning) visual effects, along with terrific performances by a wide variety of farm animals (ducks, mice, horses, cows, cats), make this one of the very few outstanding movies for children (and adults can just as readily enjoy it).