Monday, January 27, 2014

Famous Pigs

If I didn’t know any better, I would think that everybody’s favorite subject is “pigs”. I am a blogger and I write about things that are topical. So if it is “pigs” Malaysians are interested in – I will give them “pigs”! 

And so, I did serious research about pigs (Class: Mammalia; Family: Suidae) and even delved into famous pigs that have their own legion of fans! 

Miss Piggy: The most famous of famous pigs – the feisty starlet girlfriend of Kermit the Frog from the Muppets! This full-bodied beauty is a diva like no other and I am constantly surprised that the frog and the pig are still very much together! 

Porky Pig: The “Godfather” of famous pigs. 

Babe: The sensitive-souled little pig who wanted to become a sheepdog! From the 1995 movie of the same name. 

Hamm: The witty talking piggy bank with a “belly-ring” made of cork who keeps losing his change and who appears in the Toy Story movie franchise. 

Piglet: Winnie the Pooh’s best friend. 

Olivia: A girl pig who has big dreams and even bigger adventures. She has a television show and it is based on Ian Falconer's books. 

Spider Pig (also Harry Plopper): Homer's pet pig from The Simpsons Movie. 

Percy Pig: A brand of pig-shaped gummy raspberry, strawberry, cherry, and grape-flavored confectionery products made under licence in Germany for Marks & Spencer which first appeared in stores in the mid-1990s.

Peppa Pig: A British children's animated television series created, directed and produced by Astley Baker Davies which originally aired on May 31, 2004. 

Wilbur: The pig in the 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film Charlotte’s Web and based on the popular book of the same name by EB White. 

The Three Little Pigs: The original version that was made famous by Disney. 

The Three Little Pigs are supporting characters in the Shrek movies – they are brothers who speak with German accents. 

Zhu Bajie: The monk character with a pig head. From the Chinese novel Journey to the West.

Pumbaa: The warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) from The Lion King who is admired for his comical antics and musical skills. I don’t think he likes to be referred to as a pig but like it or not, it cannot be denied that a warthog is actually a wild pig of the African bush.

The above should satisfy pig lovers!

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