Babe tells the unlikely but entirely lovable story of a pig raised by sheepdogs who learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. The whole family will love this Oscar award winning film presented with a live score played with exuberance and joy by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Babe is a 1995 Australian-American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Noonan, produced by George Miller, and written by both. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith’s 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the US, which tells the story of a pig raised for livestock who wants to be a sheepdog. The main animal characters are played by a combination of real and animatronic pigs and Border Collies.
The film was a huge box office success, grossing $36.7 million at the box office in Australia and over $254 million worldwide. It received considerable acclaim from critics and was ultimately nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning Best Visual Effects.
Nigel Westlake: Composer / Conductor
‘Babe’: Winner of Golden Globe for “Best Comedy / Musical”
‘Babe’: Film Critics Circle of Australia Award / Best Original Music
‘Babe’: WINNER APRA Music Award / Best Film Score
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