|Babe 1995 G, 94 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Chris Noonan
Cast: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Hugo Weaving, Miriam Flynn, Roscoe Lee Browne, Mary Acres, Russi Taylor, Evelyn Krape, Michael Edward-Stevens, Charles Bartlett, Paul Livingston, Magda Szubanski
When a runt piglet, Babe (voice of Christine Cavanaugh), is saved by Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell), the pig is brought to a farm where animals communicate with each other in a common language. Taken in by a sheepdog mother (voice of Magda Szubanski), Babe learns that even though it is permissible to play with the puppies, he cannot herd sheep. Babe proves them wrong and learns that simply talking nicely gets desired results from the other animals in this fairy tale environment. The film won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for several others including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (James Cromwell).
|Babe: Pig in the City 1998 G, 96 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: George Miller
Cast: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Mary Stein, Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Daily, Glenne Headly, Steven Wright, Eddie Barth, James Cosmo, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Nathan Kress, Myles Jeffrey, Adam Goldberg, Russi Taylor
This sequel to "Babe" involves Mrs. Hoggett taking Babe to the city for a paid guest appearance at the fair. But things go awry, and they end up in a boarding house with a wild assortment of animal boarders.
|The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course 2002 PG, 90 min.|
Director: John Stainton
Cast: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Magda Szubanski, David Wenham, Lachy Hulme, Aden Young, Kenneth Ransom, Kate Beahan, Steve Bastoni, Steven Vidler
Aussie naturalist Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri, bring the same bravado shown on Irwin's TV documentaries to the screen, but they add the twist of fiction to their story about helping the CIA find a data capsule inside a crashed satellite.
|Happy Feet 2006 PG, 105 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Musical / Adventure / Comedy
Director: George Miller
Cast: Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Elizabeth Daily, Magda Szubanski, Miriam Margolyes, Jeff Garcia, Lombardo Boyar, Steve Irwin
This computer animated film is set in Antarctica and tells the story of an emperor penguin, Mumble (voice of Elijah Wood), who cannot sing but can tap dance like no other. Believing that he will never win the love of Gloria (voice of Brittany Murphy) with his horrid singing voice, Mumble ventures off and joins Ramon (voice of Robin Williams) and his group of Latino penguins. From there, Mumble sets out to solve the mystery of the diminishing food supply and, in the process, saves the penguins. An Oscar was received for Best Animated Feature.
|Son of the Mask 2005 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Lawrence Guterman
Cast: Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ryan&Liam Falconer, Traylor Howard, Steven Wright, Kal Penn, Ben Stein, Magda Szubanski, Jeanette Cronin, Brett Pickup, Peter Callan, Ashley Lyons, Wayne McDaniel, Sandy Winton
In this film–one of the "Mask" series–the Averys' dog brings home a mysterious mask. Tim Avery (Jamie Kennedy) tries on the mask, has sex, his wife Tonya (Traylor Howard) becomes pregnant, and the baby is born with mythological powers. Lo and behold, that mysterious mask turns out to be the Mask of Loki, and Loki (Alan Cumming) wants to retrieve his Mask.
|1. Babe (1995)|
2. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
3. The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)
4. Happy Feet (2006)
5. Son of the Mask (2005)
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