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- "My name is Leonard, though my friends call me Chuckles!"
- — Leonard, The Angry Birds Movie
- "Leonard's the man! I did everything! I got the sub!"
- — Leonard, The Angry Birds Movie 2
King Mudbeard, also known as Leonard, is a character that appears in the Angry Birds series. He is a pig and former monarch of the Piggy kingdom, until he was replaced by his son, King Pig Smooth Cheeks.
Concept and creation
- "I grew up with a framed pencil drawing of a marble bust of a Roman Emperor, Caracalla, which was hanging in my family house in Rome. The drawing was made by one of my great-grandfathers at the end of the 19th century. While growing up I dreamt of one day being able to draw that well. While drawing Mudbeard for Angry Birds, I designed his beard as a specific tribute to that drawing."
- — Francesca Natale, character designer
According to The Art of the Angry Birds Movie, Francesca R. Natale, the character designer for The Angry Birds Movie, decided to design Leonard such that he would resemble the Roman emperor, Caracalla, reflecting upon her Italian heritage. Though based on the Emperor, he does not have beard to the snout.
Leonard is an anthropomorphic pig with green skin. His head is directly connected to his oval torso without a neck, though he has a green beard separating both parts of his body. His eyes have black pupils, and he has a small snout with two nostrils. Also, his limbs end with cloven hooves. For attire, he sometimes wears a tall, golden crown.
In the games, Leonard was modified to look like a round pig, just like the other characters. In the original Angry Birds, he was a re-skin of King Pig, though with a green beard on his face. In Angry Birds 2, he is a square-shaped pig with green skin and a darker beard. This design was kept in Angry Birds Reloaded, though his skin is lime-colored here.
Leonard is a charming and charismatic, yet somewhat stupid person. When he first met the birds, he acted polite and solidary towards them, confident that he was going to gain their trust. However, he was also easily frustrated by Red's complaints, whispering to himself that the bird was a useless jerk. It is shown that he always does everything without doubting or fearing the consequences.
Behind this enthusiastic persona, Leonard is a bossy, power-hungry monarch, who has no respect or empathy towards his allies; according to Pork Ogh, he spends all day giving his minions orders, and yelling at them when they fail. He is also very punctual, having punished a group of pigs for having given him a Porkini Mushroom one minute after he expected to have it. However, he still keeps his cool persona in public.
Red is Leonard's worst enemy. They first met when the overweight pig and his minions went to Bird Island. Ever since their first encounter, they have had a rather tense relationship, with Red being skeptical about Leonard, and Leonard being annoyed by the bird's altitude towards him, sometimes cursing him in secret. Eventually, it turned out that Red was right about the pigs when they stole the eggs from Bird Island and bombed Bird Village. When Red and his friends attacked Pig City and rescued the eggs, Leonard's hatred to the bird was aggravated. However, the pig once took a selfie cosplaying Red despite their mutual hatred. Also, the two had to cooperate to stop Zeta from taking over the earth.
- In the storyboards of The Movie, Leonard was merely a short pig without a beard. Ross was bigger than him and would have translated what he was saying in symbols.
- In the Peninsular Spanish version of the films, Leonard is called Leonardo, the Spanish translation to his name. However, the Hispanic American version keeps his name as Leonard.
- Red the Angry Bird (December 27, 2018). Red the Angry Bird on Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on September 2, 2021.
- Angry Birds: Flight School #3, "Zen With a Slice of Ham"
- Angry Birds: Flight School #3, "The Porkini Mushroom"
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