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Petunia Pig

History of Petunia PigThink Petunia Pig was a widely used character in the Looney Tunes world?  Think again.  She only appeared in 5 cartoon shorts beginning in 1937 and ending in 1939.  Petunia was voiced by voice actresses Bernice Hansen and Shirley Reed in various shorts.  Warner Brothers continued to merchandise her occasionally and she often appeared in TV commercials.  Even in the 5 theatrically-released cartoons she appeared in she was nothing more than a supporting character to her boyfriend Porky Pig.  Surprisingly, her biggest role came in 2002 as a frequent character in the "Baby Looney Tunes" television cartoon series.  She looks much different in this show (besides the fact that she is a baby) and has brown pigtails that stick out to the side instead of black pigtails that hang down.  Her face looks different, too, but she is still named Petunia Pig.

    Why wasn't she used more in the cartoons?  Perhaps it was due to the fact that Porky Pig's popularity was declining in the late 1930s-early 1940s with the more in-your-face antics of Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny.  Porky Pig was Warner Bros. first real cartoon star and he continued to appear in cartoons regularly, but all succeeding Looney Tunes characters packed a bit more punch.  Porky's cartoons evolved into being much wackier than his early years and there was no place for a sweet little girl pig.  What a shame.  They could've worked it out, but Petunia Pig is another one of those funny cartoon characters that got lost in the shuffle.

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  • Porky's Romance (1937)
  • The Case of the Stuttering Pig (1937)
  • Porky's Double Trouble (1937)
  • Porky's Picnic (1939)
  • Naughty Neighbors (1939)

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