NATURE’s The Joy of Pigs explores the extraordinary variety and success of these often misunderstood mammals.
Pigs may be in vogue today among filmmakers and Beverly Hills society matrons, who stroll around with potbellied porkers while shopping on Rodeo Drive. But this ubiquitous animal has been around since before the Ice Age — and in some parts of the world, pigs have been treated like stars for centuries.
The surprising allure of this creature in all its astonishing varieties is the subject of The Joy of Pigs The program guides viewers around the globe for a look at exotic wild pigs and an exploration of the different roles that domesticated pigs play in human societies.
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Online content for The Joy of Pigs was originally posted November 1996.
Production Credits Print
KAREN DE SEVE
Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York's Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Anthony Chapman, Director of Interactive & Broadband. Bob Adleman, Business Manager. Carmen DiRienzo, Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs.
Produced & Directed by
Voice of Piglet
Post Production Manager
IONA ANTIQUES LONDON
Design and Art Direction
BURREL DURRANT HIFLE DESIGN AND DIRECTION LTD.
Special Thanks to:
THE EARL OF CRANBROOK
DR. JOHN WALTON
BORNEO ADVENTURE TRAVEL
NANGA SUMPA LONGHOUSE
TREVOR SMITH'S ANIMAL WORLD
PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.
Host Sequence Directed by
In Mystic, Connecticut
Special thanks to
THE MILLARAS PIGGERY
A Co-Production of Partridge Films Ltd. And Thirteen/WNET
This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.