Pig City

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Pig City
Created byAndy Knight
Developed byAndy Knight
J.D. Smith
Directed byAndy Knight
Composer(s)Kia Productions:
Noam Kaniel
David Vadant
Country of originCanada
France
No. of episodes39
Production
Executive producer(s)Jacques Pettigrew
Marie-Claude Beauchamp
Phillipe Garell
Andrew Makarewicz
Andy Knight
Producer(s)Jennifer Hibbard
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)CinéGroupe
AnimaKids Productions
Red Rover Studios
DistributorCinéGroupe Distribution
SMEC Media & Entertainment
Release
Original networkTeletoon (Canada)
ProSieben (Germany)
Fox Kids (international)
Original releaseApril 16, 2002 (2002-04-16) –
January 10, 2004 (2004-01-10)

Pig City is a Canadian-French animated television series co-produced by CinéGroupe, AnimaKids, and Red Rover Studios in association with Merchandising München[1] and original networks Teletoon in Canada, ProSieben in Germany,[2] and Fox Kids internationally.[3][4][5]

The show features a country pig (Mikey) moving to the big city to live with his cousins (Martha and Reggie). Thirty-nine[6] half-hour episodes have been produced.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. Title[6] Original air date (Teletoon)[7]
1 Wag the Hog April 16, 2002 (2002-04-16)
2 Taking Care of Bacon April 23, 2002 (2002-04-23)
3 Pork Barrel Politics April 30, 2002 (2002-04-30)
4 Hogtied May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07)
5 Mr. Mikey May 14, 2002 (2002-05-14)
6 Meteorite Madness May 28, 2002 (2002-05-28)
7 It's the Principal May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)
8 Martha and the Razorbacks September 6, 2002 (2002-09-06)
9 Porkstars June 4, 2002 (2002-06-04)
10 Raising a Stink June 11, 2002 (2002-06-11)
11 Pigmalion June 18, 2002 (2002-06-18)
12 Honey Mommy June 25, 2002 (2002-06-25)
13 Pork Up the Volume July 1, 2002 (2002-07-01)

Season 2[edit]

No. Title[6] Original air date (Teletoon)[7]
14 Motivational Ham June 30, 2002 (2002-06-30)
15 Bachelor Daze September 2, 2002 (2002-09-02)
16 Coming to Grips September 9, 2002 (2002-09-09)
17 Family Plot September 13, 2002 (2002-09-13)
18 Driven September 16, 2002 (2002-09-16)
19 Dear Martha September 20, 2002 (2002-09-20)
20 The Hogfather September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23)
21 Pork n' Screams October 21, 2002 (2002-10-21)
22 Christmas Ham December 10, 2002 (2002-12-10)
23 Reggie vs. His Brain September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27)
24 Headcheese of the Class September 30, 2002 (2002-09-30)
25 Capitalist Pig October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)
26 Pig in Japan October 7, 2002 (2002-10-07)

Season 3[edit]

No. Title[6] Original air date (Teletoon)[7]
27 Rind Date September 14, 2003 (2003-09-14)
28 The Royal Visit September 21, 2003 (2003-09-21)
29 Rockey Night In Pork City October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)
30 Metal Mayhem October 26, 2003 (2003-10-26)
31 Pigs On A Train November 2, 2003 (2003-11-02)
32 Pigs Don’t Plant Trees November 9, 2003 (2003-11-09)
33 Pigs On Ice November 23, 2003 (2003-11-23)
34 Snowblitzed November 30, 2003 (2003-11-30)
35 Northern Lightweights January 10, 2004 (2004-01-10)
36 The Big Catch September 6, 2003 (2003-09-06)
37 A Geek Of Our Own September 7, 2003 (2003-09-07)
38 Fame Or Shame October 5, 2003 (2003-10-05)
39 Deep Space Swine October 12, 2003 (2003-10-12)

Cast[edit]

Characters[edit]

  • Mikey – a country pig that goes to the big city to live with his cousins, Reggie and Martha. He can be described as humble.
  • Reggie – a rocker, complete with his own band, 'Reggie And The Rashers'.
  • Martha – a bit self-centered pig. She is also concerned with her looks.

Production[edit]

During production in 2001, the show was titled The Three Pigs.[8][9][10] At one point, Lionsgate Television was attached to the show's production.[8]

SMEC Animation & Graphic Technology in China was the overseas animation studio for the series.

Home video releases[edit]

Three episodes (1, 4, and 9) were released in Canada as a single volume by CinéGroupe/Star, available on both VHS and bilingual DVD.[11][12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee Result Ref.
2003 Gemini Awards Best Animated Program or Series Jacques Pettigrew Nominated [13]

Soundtrack[edit]

A soundtrack CD containing songs from the show was released by Les Disques Star Records Inc. on December 3, 2002,[14] in both English[15] and French.[16] Three music videos for these songs were included on VHS tapes of What's with Andy? and The Kids from Room 402.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinegroup Pig City distribution ::: Jetix". web.archive.org. June 3, 2016. Archived from the original on June 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Waller, Ed (November 20, 2001). "Slate of new toons from CineGroupe". C21 Media.
  3. ^ "MIPCOM News - Cinegroupe And Fox Kids Europe Team For Pig City Distribution". Animation World Network.
  4. ^ Fraser, Fiona (October 8, 2002). "FKE pairs with CineGroupe on Pig City". C21 Media.
  5. ^ 2002-07-25T15:16:49. "FOX GIVES PIG STARRING ROLE IN AUTUMN LINE-UP". Broadcast.
  6. ^ a b c d KG, imfernsehen GmbH & Co. "Die Schweinebande: Episodenguide" – via www.fernsehserien.de.
  7. ^ a b c "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. March 2, 2016. Archived from the original on May 16, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Tillson, Tamsen; Tillson, Tamsen (November 11, 2001). "Cinegroup, Lions Gate toon up kidvid series".
  9. ^ "CinéGroupe Adds Two New Shows". Animation World Network.
  10. ^ "dFX News - Monsters, Inc. Expands - Clusterball Screenshots". www.digitalmediafx.com.
  11. ^ "Porcité - Volume 1". web.archive.org. May 6, 2003. Archived from the original on May 6, 2003.
  12. ^ "Pig City / Porcite - Vol. 1(bilingual) on DVD Movie". www.inetvideo.com.
  13. ^ https://acctmembership.secure.force.com/database/Media?id=a0k0H00000flkerQAA
  14. ^ "De Porcité, Reggie et les Tranches de Bacon". web.archive.org. May 6, 2003. Archived from the original on May 6, 2003.
  15. ^ "Pig City Reggie and The Rashers - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com.
  16. ^ "Porcite Reggie & Tranches - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com.
  17. ^ "Sacré Délire - Volume 1". web.archive.org. May 6, 2003. Archived from the original on May 6, 2003.

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