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Piglet - Small, shy stuffed pig doll about 10 inches tall that lived in the mythical Hundred Acre Wood on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH/ABC/1988-93. Piglet was the best friend and faithful sidekick of Winnie the Pooh ("the bear of no brain at all"). John Fiedler provided Piglet's adorably, sweet little voice.


In the original stories, Piglet lived in a Beech Tree, south of Pooh's house (100 Acre Wood Southwest) but when Owl moved into Piglet's house, Piglet moved in with Pooh.

Piglet likes to wear a long striped shirt (the shirt used to be green but Disney changed it to pink). When Piglet gets nervous his ears twitch. His favorite food is Haycorns.

Piglet's other friends included a human named Christopher Robin, and other animal friends (also stuffed dolls) Owl, Rabbit, Eeyore, Tigger Kanga and Roo.

Piglets had many adventures with Pooh. They included their search for the "Heffalump", the time they rescued Rabbit from a flood in Christopher Robbins' umbrella, and when brave Piglet slipped through Owl's mailbox to get help after Owl's house blew over.

Piglet's frequently used phrases included "Oh d-d-dear-dear"; "W-w-what was that Pooh?"; "Oh dear, mercy me too."

The Piglet character first appeared in the classic children's stories "Winnie-The-Pooh" (1926) and "The House At Pooh Corner" (1928) written by Alan Alexander "A. A." Milne (1882-1956). The characters were inspired by several of the toys owned by Milne's son Christopher.

Piglet has appeared in the Walt Disney theatrical animations (based on the designs of the story's original illustrator E.H. Shepard) Winnie The Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968), Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974), Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983). In 2003, Piglet got his own animated feature entitled Piglet's Big Movie.

TRIVIA NOTE: The books "Tao of Pooh" and sequel the "Te of Piglet" written by Benjamin Hoff (E P Dutton, 1982, 1992) associated the themes of the Pooh stories with the Chinese philosophers of Taoism. The Chinese word "Te" means "Virtue of the Small."  See also "Winnie the Pooh"

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