Part of Loft Jr., a free monthly series showcasing great new and classic family-friendly films from around the world! Sponsored by the Pima County Public Library. Pre-show activities hosted by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store starting at 9:15am!
Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a shy Yorkshire piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep.
“It’s a delight from start to finish that will captivate children and melt the heart of even the grumpiest adult.” – John Ferguson, Radio Times
But will the other farm animals, including Fly’s jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn’t conform to the farm’s social hierarchy? Soon, with the help of a delightful assortment of barnyard animals, the heroic little pig is headed for the challenge of his life as he sets out to become an award-winning sheepdog … or rather, sheep “pig,” and prove to the world that he can be anything he wants to be! Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Babe is a charming, funny and inspirational ode to dreamers of any species! (Dir. by Chris Noonan, 1995, 91 mins., Rated G)
Special thanks to our community partner, Tucson Museum of Art!