As you may well know already, we have a healthy obsession with pigs… who doesn’t? And there’s nothing we enjoy more than seeing the porkers thrive in society and make it pig… I mean Big. So we have compiled a list of the Top Ten Famous Pigs! If you have any additions or feel we have overlooked a more famous piggy, let us know!
1. Porky Pig
The “Godfather” of famous pigs, Porky was born from the Warner Brother’s Studios farm of talented animators and has thrived on our screens for over 70 years! Its hard not to love the little chubby porker and his infamous stammer, that’s why this little piggy went straight to number 1!
2. Miss Piggy
Everybody knows the most famous of famous pigs – the feisty starlet girlfriend of Kermit the Frog from the Muppets! This little beauty is more of a Diva than Naomi Campbell, Madonna and J. Lo put together and surely is too much pork for one frog to handle! Nevertheless she deserves the fame of being Number 2 on our star studded list!
Winnie the Pooh’s best friend piglet is another of our famous pigs its hard not to love. Despite the fact that he’s a tiny guy with a generally timid disposition, he often conquers his fears with his determination to be brave. Piglet is most teenage girls favourite character, and with those little chubby cheeks who wouldn’t?
Who’s heartstrings haven’t been tugged by the courageous and honourable Babe, the sensitive-souled little pig who wanted to become a sheepdog! The ultimate under-“dog” who showed those sheep a thing or two, any pig with sheepherding talents definitely deserves a spot in our Top 10.
A worldwide favourite from the Lion King, his name means “careless”, and couldn’t be more apt. This distinguished icon of famous pigs is one of Disney’s most beloved characters, admired for his comical antics and musical skills. Although he takes offence to being called a pig, i’m sure he would be proud to make it into our Top 10 most famous pigs… if not he’s definitely in the Top 1 of Warthogs!
6. 3 Little Pigs (Original)
Of all the world’s famous pigs, these three must rank amongst the most re-known! Published versions of the story date back to the late 18th century, but the story is thought to be much older. The Three Little Pigs story was made more popular thanks to Walt Disney in a 1933 animated cartoon, where Mother Pig sends her three little piglets out into the pond to make the strongest house for the family but they get into a fight so they all make three different houses. We all know what ensued!
7. Wilbur (Charlotte’s Web)
How could you not fall in love with “Zuckerman’s Famous Pig” after watching Charlotte’s Web? When Fern Arable (Dakota Fanning) learns that her father plans to kill the runt of a litter of newborn pigs, she successfully begs him to spare the piglet’s life. The farmer gives the tiny pig to Fern, who names him Wilbur and raises him as her pet. To Fern’s regret, when Wilbur grows into an adult pig, she is forced to take him to the Zuckerman farm, where he is to be prepared as dinner in due time. Charlotte, a spider, lives in the space above Wilbur’s sty in the Zuckermans’ barn; she befriends Wilbur and decides to help prevent him from being eaten. She convinces the family that Wilbur is actually quite special, by spelling out descriptions of him in her web: “Some pig”, “Terrific”, “Radiant” and “Humble”. And we agree, He’s Some Pig!
8. 3 Little pigs from Shrek
Everyone one loves a Bratwurst or good authentic German sausage (no pun intended), but these three German piggies steel the show in the much loved Shrek franchise (..well for us anyway). Their 5 seconds of fame has more puns than you can dream of, like “pigs in blanket” from the Shrek the halls, and will keep them as one of the most memorable characters from the films. These little piggies is good ya!
9. Hamm (Toy Story)
Hamm is a witty talking ceramic piggy bank with a “belly-ring” made of cork who keeps losing his change. The voice of Hamm in the movies is performed by John Ratzenberger, best known for his role as Cliff the neurotic postman of “Cheers” fame. This piggy is a banker at No.9!
10. Percy Pigs (M&S)
This form of confectionary from “Your M&S” is filled with sweet pink goodness. Most pigs are dubbed filthy, and this sweet is so tasty it makes you feel like your doing the dirt on your diet. Great for elevens’, “my M&S” would be stocked with nothing but the juicy little wonders. Their trotter licking good!
So thats it, that’s our list of famous piggies. The who is who of the pigsty. If you have any additions, leave us a post and we may just consider them Piggy Hall of Fame :)