The Chinese Year of the Pig: The Top 10 Pigs of All Time (1-5)

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Its the Chinese Year of the Pig so I thought it was time to list the Top 10 Pigs of All Time. I have written similar lists in the past and, in fact, "Top 10 Famous Bears" is still one of our most popular articles. This is my list so I have ranked them in order of importance. Let me know if you agree or disagree with my choices and rankings.

1.    The Three Little Pigs

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The Three Little Pigs dates back to a 19th century nursery rhyme book by James Halliwell-Phillipps. It has since been retold in a multitude of books and cartoons. Its longevity and ubiquity make it my number one.

2.    Wilbur  

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E.B. White's classic, "Charlotte's Web" is one of the best selling children's books of all time. Charlotte, a spider, is Wilbur's friend and savior. An example of high culture, it beats out the lovable Porky Pig for the number two spot on my list.

3.    Porky Pig

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I love Porky Pig and my heart wants to make him number one. Still, his function as the "straight-man" ("straight-pig)" to Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck make him a lovable also-ran.

4.    Napoleon and Snowball

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Animal Farm, George Orwell's  satirical take on Communism featured two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon. The duo were stand-ins, respectively, for Stalin and Trotsky. It's political satire at its best.

5.    Piglet

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Fearful Piglet is Winnie the Pooh's good friend. A great subordinate character in a classic piece of literature.

 

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