Piggsburg Pigs! is a Fox Kids animated comedy series from Ruby-Spears Productions, which originally aired in 1990.[1]

Piggsburg Pigs!
Created byMelissa Silverman
Written byRalph Sanchez
Gary Greenfield
Directed byCharles A. Nichols (supervising)
Bill Hutten
Tony Love
Voices ofTara Strong
Harvey Atkin
Robert Bockstael
Robert Cait
Len Carlson
Don Francks
Catherine Gallant
Rex Hagon
Dan Hennessey
David Huband
Elizabeth Hanna
Keith Knight
Gordon Masten
Jonathan Potts
Susan Roman
Ron Rubin
Norman Spencer
Greg Spottiswood
Allen Stewart Coates
John Stocker
Peter Wildman
Theme music composerJohn Debney
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes13
Executive producersJoe Ruby
Ken Spears
Fred Silverman
Stacy McLaughlin
Sy Fischer
ProducerLarry Huber
Production companiesThe Fred Silverman Company
Ruby-Spears Productions
The Sy Fischer Company
Original release
NetworkFox Children's Network
ReleaseSeptember 15 (1990-09-15) –
December 15, 1990 (1990-12-15)

Despite most of the pre-1991 Ruby-Spears library being owned by Warner Bros. after merging with Turner Entertainment, ownership of the series passed to Disney in 2001 when Disney acquired Fox Kids Worldwide.[2][3][4]

Plot edit

Located behind the world's largest pig farm, the city of Piggsburg is a swine-only habitat. Here, the Bacon Brothers: Bo, Portley, and Pighead as well as their pet duck Quackers fight the evil plans of the hungry, carnivorous Wolf brothers Huff and Puff as well as the supernatural forces from the Forbidden Zone outside of Piggsburg. Other pig buddies of the Bacon Brothers include Dotty, Lorelei, the children Piggy, Pokey, and Prissy, and the snobby Rembrandt Proudpork. When not fighting off evil plots, the boys unwind at nearby Newpork Beach.[5][6]

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Episodes edit

No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Mummies from Outer Space"Gary Greenfield & Ralph SanchezSeptember 15, 1990 (1990-09-15)
As a gala called the Pig Sty Slop Hop is near, a race of mummy-like creatures from another planet crash into the Forbidden Zone where they cause havoc in Piggsburg.
2"Mystery of the Swamp Mansion"Rowby GorenSeptember 22, 1990 (1990-09-22)
3"Curse of the Ancient Skull"Ted Pedersen (story)
Michael Allen (teleplay)
September 29, 1990 (1990-09-29)
4"Pighead's Brain"Gary Greenfield & Cliff RobertsOctober 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
5"Pigs on the Lam!"Gary Greenfield & Cliff RobertsOctober 13, 1990 (1990-10-13)
6"Vampire Dogs from Mars"Richard MerwinOctober 20, 1990 (1990-10-20)
7"Creatures"Gary Greenfield & Cliff Roberts (story)
Michael Allen (teleplay)
October 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)
Two small furry monsters (greatly resembling the ones from the film Critters) are adopted by Portly and Pighead as pets. The pigs are unaware the monsters are planning to hatch their brood and destroy Piggsburg.
8"Carnival of Evil"Douglas BoothNovember 3, 1990 (1990-11-03)
The monstrous owner of the Carnival of Night uses his powers to turn all of Piggsburg's law enforcement into powerless forms in a plan to get every monster in the Forbidden Zone to invade the town.
9"Case of the Troublesome Monster"Gary Greenfield & Cliff RobertsNovember 10, 1990 (1990-11-10)
A benign monster accidentally discovers the magic words to animate a giant gargoyle statue and approaches the Bacon brothers to be his bodyguards when a pair of gargoyles who want the statue's power for themselves hunt him down to learn the secret.
10"Day of the Creeping Fog"UnknownNovember 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)
11"Nightmare Wish"UnknownDecember 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)
12"Raid on the Forbidden Zone"UnknownDecember 8, 1990 (1990-12-08)
13"A Beast for Rembrandt"UnknownDecember 15, 1990 (1990-12-15)

Home releases edit

The series has not been released on VHS or DVD in the United States, but a set of 3 DVDs containing 2 episodes each was released by Boulevard Entertainment in the United Kingdom in 2007.[citation needed]

References edit

  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 460. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ "U.S. Copyright Public Records System".
  3. ^ "Disney+ and Missing Saban Entertainment & Fox Kids-Jetix Worldwide Library - StreamClues". 14 September 2022. Archived from the original on 26 December 2022. Retrieved 2 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Liste - BVS Entertainment | Séries".
  5. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 613. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  6. ^ Bob Leszczak (2018). Single Season Sitcoms of the 1990s: A Complete Guide. McFarland. p. 146. ISBN 9781476631981.

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