Some harmless questions have the most bizarre answers, so let’s ask, how tall is Peppa Pig?

“A little pig named Peppa and her little brother…” wait, wait wait. “A little pig named Peppa”. Are you sure?

This comes from the IMDb synopsis of the immensely popular pre-school animation which emerged in 2004. Since then, more and more children have fell infatuated with the show; it’s hard to imagine a parent with young children not being acquainted with every character which surrounds young Peppa. 

It’s such a huge part of many households, proving educational, accessible and too often the backdrop of any morning or afternoon. But, how much do we know about it? Or rather, how much do we think we know about it? Chances are you’ve seen snippets of it, whether you have kids or not. It’s a part of popular culture now, but a recent revelation has everyone reevaluating the central character. 

General view of the atmosphere at the Peppa Pig booth at 2019 Comic-Con International on July 21, 2019 in San Diego, California.

How old is Peppa Pig?

If we’re asking about her height, it’s best to call upon some context. 

As you may have guessed, Peppa Pig hasn’t aged along with the show; she’s not a teen in 2019, going out to parties and contemplating her A-levels. According to IMDb, the character is four years old, which is roughly the age many would guess if they were asked. 

The way she speaks, her behaviour… well, everything really, suggests that she’s a child – almost everything. 

How tall is Peppa Pig?

Although the Area 51 meme may have stolen the spotlight recently, there’s been a meme going around which hilariously pokes fun at Peppa Pig’s height. 

If you search the question of Google, it’s revealed that she is in fact 7′ 1″. That’s right… 7′ 1″. What!? Surely that can’t be right? Well, as The Huffington Post highlights, the screenshot (in the tweet below) was taken from the Peppa Pig Fanon Wiki, which is made up of fan-made content, so this estimate of her height hasn’t exactly been confirmed by the creators. 

Nevertheless, it has caused quite a debate online. The proportions are way too off, but then again, this is a show about anthropomorphic, animated pigs, so you kind of write your own rules on that one. The site also suggests that Peppa has an I.Q. of 158 and is the smartest member of her family; clever and very, very tall apparently, but is she taller than Clifford?


Peppa Pig vs. Clifford!

Since this discovery, memes have flooded in, whether they’re basketball-related or simply disturbing. It’s interesting though, because at so many children events you’ll have an adult dressed up as Peppa Pig, and now, they’re going to have people saying “Aren’t you a little short to be Peppa Pig?”

It throws into question other animated characters. According to Spongepedia, Spongebob Squarepants is four inches tall, which sounds about right. So, let’s look at bigger cartoon characters.

There is perhaps no better comparison than Clifford the Big Red Dog! The name is self-explanatory, he’s huge, but could he actually be smaller than Peppa? It sounds absurd, but let’s take a look. 

Sure, Peppa is surprisingly big, but she’s got nothing on this big red dog. According to Wikipedia, Clifford is 25 feet tall; after the Peppa news, we were expecting him to be the size of Spongebob or something. So, it seems other animations know their big from small, so the big Peppa memes aren’t exactly going to be overshadowed by anything similar anytime soon. 

In other news, who voices Zazu in 2019’s The Lion King?