Sow with Piglets
Pigs are not only popular on the farm, with an estimated 1 billion worldwide, but they are also popular in movies and literature. British author A.A. Milne deserves early credit for popularizing pigs, as he published Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926, featuring the loveable Piglet. Just a few years later, in 1935, one of the most beloved pigs to grace the silver screen, Porky Pig, made his appearance. Not many years later, a more sinister pig, George Orwell’s Napoleon, terrorized the pasture in Animal Farm. In 1952, more pig literature was published, with E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and the hero pig, Wilbur. Finally, in 1976, a beloved pig captured the hearts of children, adults, and a little green frog as Jim Henson’s Miss Piggy made her debut.