Cinema: Is the Pig in Danger of Becoming a Turkey?

Universal had hoped to grab its share of the family audience with Babe: Pig in the City, the much anticipated sequel to its 1995 sleeper hit, Babe. But even before arriving in theaters, the new Babe has taken a sudden turn down a dark alley. Last week Universal took the perhaps unprecedented step of canceling a star-studded premiere of the film. The studio said it canceled the Los Angeles event, which was to have been a benefit for the Children's Defense Fund, because the talking-animal special effects weren't done. But that was, well, double-talk. In fact, the studio brass hadn't seen...

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