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. A sequel, Babe: Pig In The City, was released in 1998 and directed by George Miller. While generally catering to young audiences, both features bring up dark themes are moral quandaries, giving kids a lot to chew on. As a child it was one of my favorites. Please discuss.