The Joy of Pigs

About

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

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Writer
KAREN DE SEVE

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Content Consultant
GIANNA SAVOIE

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.

Television Credits

Produced & Directed by
LIZZIE GREEN

Photography
CHRIS OPENSHAW
IAN SALVAGE
ANDREW SHILLABEER
KEN OAKE
MIKE FOX

Additional Photography
LAURENT CHARBONNIER
ALAIN COMPOST
DAVID THOMPSON
STEPHEN ROBINSON
THOMAS FITZ
SEAN O'DRISCOLL

Location Sound
RUDI BUCKLE
JIMMY LECA

Voice of Piglet
TOM CLARKE-HILL

Film Editor
NIKKI OLDROYD

Writer
BARRY PAINE

Dubbing Editor
JULIE MITCHELL

Music
NICK HOOPER

Post Production Manager
DOMINIC WESTON

Dubbing Mixer
GRAHAM WILD

Videotape Editor
TIM BOLT

Production Coordinator
MARIA ROCHE

Production Team
LIL CRANFIELD
PETER VENN
JOHN GREEN
ALAYNE MCLAREN

Scientific Consultant
WILLIAM OLIVER

Archive Footage
IONA ANTIQUES LONDON

Design and Art Direction
BURREL DURRANT HIFLE DESIGN AND DIRECTION LTD.

Special Thanks to:
THE EARL OF CRANBROOK
DR. JOHN WALTON
ROY BAILY
BORNEO ADVENTURE TRAVEL
NANGA SUMPA LONGHOUSE
PETER BRIDGEWATER
TREVOR SMITH'S ANIMAL WORLD
And
"PIGLET"

Executive Producer
MICHAEL ROSENBERG

For NATURE

Science Editor
JANET HESS

Coordinating Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Associate Producers
JESSICA SIEGEL
CAROLINE CORNEY

Researchers
HILDY RUBIN
SUSANE LEE

Production Assistant
JILL CLARKE

Production Secretary
KEVIN DOYLE

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JOHN SCHWALLY

Editor
PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.

On-Line Editor
BARRY GLINER

Sound Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Host Sequence Directed by
FRED KAUFMAN

Filmed by
MICHAEL BARRY

In Mystic, Connecticut

Special thanks to
THE MILLARAS PIGGERY

Executive Editor
GEORGE PAGE

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

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.