Warning: This film may scar impressionable children for life. A joyless sequel to the bittersweet story of an orphaned piglet who finds his place in the world by herding sheep, it recalls grotesque, adult-oriented fables like CITY OF LOST CHILDREN
and FLUKE far more than its own charming, delicately balanced predecessor. Australian director George Miller also wrote the sequel's original screenplay, steering it into profoundly unpleasant territory. Babe (voiced by E.G. Daily) causes an accident that cripples kindly Farmer Hoggett (James
Cromwell, who, BABE Oscar nomination notwithstanding, makes what amounts to a cameo appearance), leaving his wife (Magda Szubanski)...