Wednesday, 5 February 2014

#WIN Fortnum and Masons Hamper and talk about Pigs!

The World’s Most Popular Pigs

Pigs! At the moment Tyrus is completely and utterly obsessed with Pigs, it started with the obvious, one Miss Peppa Pig, but has since grown from there. Every time Peppa comes on the TV his little face lights up and if it is an episode he knows, he strats to giggle even before the funny part comes on. For whatever reason, perhaps it’s their cute little noses or their docile simplicity or maybe it’s their disregard for personal hygiene… whatever it is, we just love pigs. We’ve written stories about them, made films featuring them and have even turned them into a child saving holder in the form of Piggy banks. Although the ones now look a little different to the two that my sister managed to save up for! We just love pigs and here are some the world’s favourites.
Porky Pig
We owe Porky quite a debt. Without this lovely anthropomorphic mammal this list would almost certainly not be possible (and wouldn’t that be a shame), for Porky was one of the first talking pigs to ever make it to our screens. He was born in Warner Brother’s Studios over 70 years ago. This downtrodden, stuttering, diffident little character could really be described as the King, or at least some kind of chief, of the Pigs.
Miss Piggy
If there is to be a Queen of the Pigs (a coveted title despite the, er, title) then surely Jim Henson’s most strong-willed creation would win hands down, unless you ask any two year old, in which case I think Peppa could give her a run for her money! Piggy (as she is affectionately, known by the more self-effacing figure of Kermit the Frog) was initially a minor character on the Muppet Show but pretty soon she became one of its more central figures.
Babe
A rare non-anthropomorphic entry on the list, Babe taught us all that we could be whatever we wanted. Labels were just that, they didn’t define us dammit! If we wanted to be a doctor or a footballer or even a sheepdog, of course we could. Or at least that’s what we might have thought after Babe’s adventures on Hoggett’s Farm. (This makes me chuckle as it is my sister's married name)Or we would have just laughed at the funny mice. Such silly, silly mice.
Piglet
The timorous and often terrified best friend of Winnie the Pooh surely deserves a place on the list, if only because we couldn’t stand to tell him he didn’t make the cut. Piglet appeared in the very first A. A. Milne Pooh book (Winnie the Pooh, 1926) but was almost omitted from the Disney movies. Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree was the first major Pooh-related release and Piglet was not scheduled to be in it. He was to be replaced by the more all-American seeming Gopher. In a mid-60s version of people power, fans of the books protested and Piglet appeared in the next Winnie the Pooh adventure: Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968).


Giveaway


If you would like to win this Fortnum and Mason Piccadilly hamper, tell us who your favourite famous piggy is in the comments below. Good Luck!

Closing Date : 2nd March 2014

Good Luck

148 comments:

  1. Miss Piggy! I especially like the way she is Bossy!

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  2. Hamm from Toy Story he really hams it up!

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  3. Definitely Miss Piggy

    Ashleigh (@ashlallan)

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  4. snowball from george orwells animal farm read this book so much at school i grew to actually like it

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  5. Miss Piggy, Although she's not fair to kermit :)

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  6. The little piggy who had roast beef - I always thought that showed style.

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  7. The brick building pig of The Three Little Piggies fame. My vote goes to him/her as she saved the family!

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  8. Miss Piggy, reminds me of Saturday nights at my nans house, always had a soft spot for animal, and beeker

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  9. Miss Piggy! Reminds me of me lol!

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  10. Forget the Spice girls, Miss Piggy invented girl power. What a pig!

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  11. Miss Piggy
    (kim neville)

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  12. Wilbur from Charlotte's Web.

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  13. As a Disney fan, it has to be Piglet!

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  14. Babe was a kind yet brave pig and I love him : )

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  15. Miss Piggy - unfortunately my nickname in school!
    glenda profit

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  16. I like Hamm (toy story) he has a wicked sense of Humour

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  17. Mrs Pig from Mrs Pig's Bulk Buy - childhood favourite book!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mrs-Pigs-Bulk-Buy-Picturemacs/dp/0333510399

    AMAZING

    @auntygeek (Twitter)

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  18. Yeah got to be Piggy, so cute.

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  19. Miss Piggy - her relationship with Kermit is priceless!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler (Twitter)

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  20. It would have to be Hamm from Toy Story

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  21. miss piggy!!
    gertrude_gertree@hotmail.com

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  22. Miss Piggy.
    clairew137@yahoo.co.uk

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  23. Babe
    afcomp@gmail.com

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  24. It's got to be Miss Piggy when she bats her long eyelashes at Kermit, soooo funny x

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  25. Babe. He saved the farm etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  26. I am partial to Piglet from Winnie the Pooh - bless him, I just wanna pat his head and tell him to buck up lol!!!

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  27. I love Piglet - He is the cutest little piggy ever!!

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  28. Piglet in Winnie the Pooh

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  29. Piglet,was it he who hung teatowels on Poohs legs ?what a lovely story that was.

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  30. My Nat West Piggy banks, all 5 of them

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  31. Piglit has to be my favourite. Great post.

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  32. peppa pig, my little boy loves her

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  33. Miss Piggy although if you ask Emmy she will say Peppa

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  34. Three little pigs…& I'll huff & puff & blow your house down!

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  35. Miss Piggy - apparently that's what the midwives nicknamed me when I was born too as I had a somewhat voracious appetite - some things never change!

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  36. miss piggy! love her she so funny

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  37. Babe is my favourite pig; he's a bit of a rebel but is a really genuine, warm pig.

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  38. Miss Piggy... followed by the rest of the starship swinetrek crew from PIIIIIIGS IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

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  39. Piglet is who i remember the most from my childhood after lots of winnie the pooh stories

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  40. Babe because he teaches us not to judge a book by its cover.

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  41. Spiderpig from the Simpson Movie

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  42. miss piggy reminds me of the wife lol

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  43. Babe - so cute. When the film first came out, I wouldn't eat bacon for a few months!!

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  44. Definitely Piglet - I never knew he was nearly left out of the Disney films. What a travesty that would have been!!

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  45. Miss Piggy or using her full name Miss Lorelei Piggy Lee,
    Shes so iconic everybody from young to old knows who she is and she could also be a good role model for strong women apart from when she beats up kermit with her handbag although what woman hasnt hit her partner over the head with somrthing or another

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  46. Miss Piggy, Beauty and Brains Kermit does not stand a chance.

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  47. Babe Apart from being cute he demonstrates to children that anythings possible as long as you try and work hard

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  48. It just has to be piglet :)

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  49. Babe - kind, courageous, a true force of nature - he'll more than do, that pig!

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  50. I love Wilbur in Charlotte's Web and so did my children!

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  51. Miss Piggy! she one hot mama
    maureen

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  52. Wilbur from Charlotte's Web, he started my lifelong love for piggies.

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  53. Garth Pig!! Esp. when he got obsessed with ketchup (google him lol).

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  54. It has to be Piglet ... my all time favourite :-)

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  55. Piglet

    @jaizduck

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  56. Piglet for me, although the majority vote in our house would no doubt be Peppa and George

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  57. Piglet always been a huge fan of winnie the pooh

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  58. Wilbur from Charlottes Web. Best piggy ever.

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  59. Piglett. Loved him in the Winnie the Pooh (and Christopher Robin stories.)

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  60. Miss Piggy a girl with good body

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  61. It's got to be daddy pig from Peppa Pig 'cos he's grumpy but friendly and very kind!

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  62. Miss Piggy i love her attitude x

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  63. My favourite is Wilbur from Charlotte's Web. He is soooo cute!

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  64. BABE love him

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  65. I have a bit of a soft spot for babe

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  66. Pig from Charlottes web x

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  67. Piglet, aww cutie

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  68. It has to be Miss Piggy!

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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  69. Miss Piggy as she reminds me of myself!

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