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 USA, which tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog. The main animal characters are played by a combination of real and animatronic pigs and Border Collies.
After seven years of development, Babe was filmed in Robertson, New South Wales, Australia. The talking-animal visual effects were done by Rhythm & Hues Studios and Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
The film was a box office success and grossed $36,776,544 at the box office in Australia. It has received considerable acclaim from critics: it was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning Best Visual Effects. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film.
In 1998, Miller directed a sequel, Babe: Pig in the City.
BaBe was a Japanese pop duo, composed of Tomoko Kondo and Yukari Nikaido. They debuted in February 1987 with " Give Me Up", a cover of Michael Fortunati's original song. From February 1987 to February 1990 they had several hits including "I Don't Know", "Somebody Loves You", and "Get a Chance!".
Their highest single ranking on the Oricon charts was #4 in 1987 for Somebody Loves You. They sang "Get A Chance!" as the end theme and post-credits music video in the third Project A-ko anime. They also sang an all English song, " Love in the First Degree" (a cover of the Bananarama single).
They disbanded in February 1990 because of Yukari's marriage and pregnancy.
Babe is a Portuguese civil parish in the municipality of Bragança. The population in 2011 was 238, in an area of 25.62 km².
Babe (Styx song)
"Babe" is a song by the American rock band Styx. It was the lead single from the band's 1979 triple-platinum album Cornerstone. The song was Styx's first, and only, U.S. number-one single. It additionally held the number-one spot for six weeks on the Canadian RPM national singles chart, charting in December 1979 and becoming the opening chart-topper of the 1980s. It was also the band's only UK Top 40 hit, peaking at #6.
Babe (Take That song)
"Babe" is a song by boyband Take That. It was the fourth single from Take That's second album, Everything Changes. Written by Gary Barlow, it features Mark Owen on lead vocals. The production was led by David Clayton who later spent 10 years as keyboard player and backing vocalist with Simply Red.
Babe ( Serbian Cyrillic: Бабе; translation: Babushkas) is a Serbian rock supergroup from Belgrade.
Babe (comics)For the DC Comics character, see Atari Force.
Babe was a four-issue comic book mini-series published by American company Dark Horse Comics under their Legend imprint, from July 1994 to October 1994. It was written by John Byrne, with pencils and inks by Byrne, and covers by Gary Cody.
Babe was set in the same universe as Hellboy, The Torch of Liberty, and Danger Unlimited.
Babe is a village in the municipality of Sopot, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 332 people.
Babe (Dutch band)
Babe was a Dutch girl-pop band in the 1970s and ’80s. Producer was Peter Koelewijn.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., short for baban (early 13c.), which probably is imitative of baby talk (see babble), however in many languages the cognate word means "old woman" (compare Russian babushka "grandmother," from baba "peasant woman").\n\nCrist crid in cradil, "moder, baba!" [John Audelay, c.1426]\nNow mostly superseded by its diminutive form baby. Used figuratively for "a childish person" from 1520s. Meaning "attractive young woman" is 1915, college slang. Babe in the woods is from 1795.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 (context literary or poetic English) A baby or infant; a very young human or animal. 2 (context slang English) An attractive person, especially a young woman. 3 Darling (gloss: term of endearment).
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Babe \Babe\, n. [Cf. Ir. bab, baban, W. baban, maban.]
An infant; a young child of either sex; a baby.
A doll for children.
Usage examples of "babe".
Agatha bathed the babe while Galswinthe and Elspeth helped to rid Aelveva of the afterbirth, then cleansed her.
She has helped birth many babes, has saved many ailing mothers after difficult births and has never turned anyone away seeking help.
Grandmother had swathed Alise snugly in a blanket, folding it around her and tucking in the ends as a mother swaddles a newborn babe.
Knowing which side to duck to can mean the difference between bathing the babe in bechamel sauce and burning your butt on a Bessemer converter.
Together with its train of followers-- Men, matrons, babes, in brabbling multitudes.
But how does he expect babes to be planted with Chatterford removed from its parties?
His features could be clearly discerned on the faces of any number of bastard babes in the area, Eppie informed me.
Refuge, where the Farer girls went to have their babes and leave them for the Wandsmen to rear.
Our writers in the past--the wise men who knew--informed us that you had bushy tails somewhere hidden in your garments, and often dined off a fricassee of newborn babes!
She succeeded only in aborting the babe and breaking her own nose, after which she found that an offset nose has few parts to play on stage, but above a firm cock, especially in the dark, it could do well enough to live.
I understand correctly that this grown man, whom you pulled from coital contact with that woman, has the mind of a babe?
I was born of honest parents in one of the humbler walks of life, my father being a manufacturer of dog-oil and my mother having a small studio in the shadow of the village church, where she disposed of unwelcome babes.
Sometimes he impaled guilty mothers through the breasts and speared their unfortunate babes onto them.
Nature herself probably was dreaming of that first maternity when she evolved the Surinam toad of the isthmian countries to the south of here, that fantastic toad which bears its babes through the skin of its back.
The babes, who had more-or-less taken the huge Hamster Janders for granted, took one look at that massive Canary Clarence.