Piglet is a soft-spoken and skittish little fellow whose generosity and humility far outweigh his meager size. His fastidious movements, anxious wringing of his hands and adorable stutter-"Oh d-d-d-dear"-convey his nervousness and fear of the unknown. "The wonderful thing about Piglet is he's frightened of everything and yet he still goes out and faces the world alongside his friends," says Travis Oates, who provides the voice of Piglet.
Within Piglet's small frame is a big heart-which leads to some big responsibilities in his latest adventure. Hole to dig? Piglet's on the job. Rocks to move? Piglet's your guy. He certainly doesn''t back down from a challenge-even if means braving the dark woods and coming face to face with a scary creature called a Backson who''s most certainly kidnapped Christopher Robin. (At least, that's what Owl says.)
"Piglet is Pooh's sidekick, his wingman," says supervising animator Bruce Smith. "But in this case, he's left on his own to battle the Backson. Piglet has never been given that tough of an assignment before. He has to man up. Seeing Piglet in battle-ready form is fun."
- The original Piglet was among Christopher Robin Milne''s toys and today resides in the New York Public Library alongside the boy''s original teddy bear, as well as Tigger, Eeyore and Kanga.
- Piglet is revered for his loyalty to Winnie the Pooh. From the film: "Oh d-d-d-dear, I musn't f-f-f-fear," said Piglet. "There's a very important thing to do."