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Leonard Mudbeard

King of Piggy Island

Angry Birds Leonard Porktrait
Voiced by Bill Hader
Name Leonard
Full Name His Majesty King Leonard Mudbeard
Regnal Name As heir apparent: Crown Prince Leonard

As king: King Mudbeard

Gender Male Majesty
Ruler King of Piggy Island
Born Unknown
Passed away Unknown (before the coronation of King Pig)
Buried Unknown: Perhaps in a crypt in the Pig Church, or a cemetery
Family Spouse: King Pig's mother

Parents: unknown Aunt: Chloe

Issue Smoothcheeks
Coronation Location Balcony of the Pig Palace
Coronation Timing Shortly before the Battle of Pig City
Titles held Commander of the Piggy Air Force, Captain of the Porkchop Express, Commander-in-chief of the Piggy Army
Advisor Ross, then Courtney
Legacy Stealing eggs, Battle of Pig City, beginning the Great Egg War
Preceeded by Succeeded by
Unknown (his father) Smoothcheeks
Leonard Mudbeard, or King Mudbeard, his full title His Majesty King Leonard Mudbeard or Chuckles as called by his friends was the King of Piggy Island. He was a bearded pig mentioned in the comics who later appeared as the main antagonist of the Angry Birds Movie who lead the other green pigs in stealing the eggs from Bird Island under the guise of being peaceful explorers. In the film and its sequel, he was voiced by Bill Hader.

It is known he later found a deceased wife, and had a son, born on September 19 in an unknown year, Smoothcheeks.

Character

Personal Data

  • Name: Leonard
  • Known Aliases: King Mudbeard or Chuckles
  • Group Affiliation: Bad Piggies
  • Allies: Pigs
  • Voiced By: Bill Hader

Appearance

Mudbeard appeared as a green anthropomorphic pig in a chubby build with dark green thick brows and a full beard. He also have black eyes. He first appears without a crown. Later when he steals most of the eggs along with the Pigs and to be taken in Piggy Island. Mudbeard was seen wearing a crown on his head adorned with rubies and sapphires as opposed only several sapphire gems. His first outfit is a white pair of briefs where he was taking a bath. His second outfit is his red sporty attire (A parody of Adidas) and third and final outfit, Leonard only wore his royal red ermine robe with a white-and-black fur-trimmed collar as well as his royal crown, at his coronation.

Personality

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King Mudbeard in full regalia presenting the eggs.

Mudbeard seemed to be very controlling, as demonstrated when he interacts with Ross, shaming him for messing up their entrance on Bird Island. He has no fears or doubts when going onto Bird Island and greets the Birds with confidence, and makes his entrance loud and obvious.

His positive and negative traits include being kind, dizzy, selfless, meek, sweet, intelligent, wise, silly, devious, aggressive, evil, murderous, power-hungry and violent.

Leonard's description from the Lego website:

Take an international ambassador, and combine it with a used car salesman, that’s Leonard. He is charming and charismatic, he speaks with confidence and enthusiasm, and he just might be full of baloney and hogwash, depending on who you ask. But with a personality like that, you can’t help but fall for his charm.

Leonard Mudbeard
ABMovie Leonard
Abilities Absolute power, Supreme command
First Appearance The Angry Birds Movie
Gender Male
Species Pig
Locations Piggy Island
Strength Unknown
Size Large


   


During their stay at Bird Island as his plans of stealing the Eggs is ready to engage, he was shown to be obsessed with just one Egg as he imagines himself with an Egg. He also noticed Red's suspicions about his plans of stealing the Eggs as he makes Red as his enemy which they are seen fighting for the egg which would later hatch Jay, Jake, and Jim as Red manages to outsmart him before the Pig Palace exploded. It was later revealed he survived the attack and danced to "I Will Survive" with Ross and the survivors of the battle.

His rivalry with the birds ended after he had no choice but teaming up with them and embarking on an assault to shut the cannon of Eagle Island. However, it seems that after a time, his rivalry restarted some years after the assault, teaching a lesson to his son, that the birds are enemies and their eggs must be stolen.

His personality on The Angry Birds Movie 2's official website:

Leonard is the charming, folksy and charismatic king of Piggy Island. When this larger-than-life personality arrives at Red’s doorstep with a story about a third island with a plan to destroy life on both their islands, Red has no choice but to trust him. Still, Leonard remains narcissistic and manipulative, as he and Red jockey for control of the team they’ve assembled.

Games

Angry Birds Classic

Leonard appears on level 21 of Bird Island, piloting the Porkchop Express, he as the same strength as King Pig and
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Porkchop Express his appearence is reused from the same character, he has more sprites in the files, but the sprites wasn't used because they were from Angry Birds Space.

Angry Birds Seasons

Leonard appears on the Pigs Arrive! level of Pig Days, where he appears on the
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conveyor belt of the Porkchop Express, alongside Ross, which is a normal pig without freckles. He has the same strength of a large pig, because he is a normal large pig with a beard, he also appears on the icon

He then reappears on level 1-2 and 2-3 of Piggywood Studios , he is King Pig with the same beard and has the same strength, it was chosen King Pig because it's based on the battle scenes of The Angry Birds Movie .

Angry Birds POP!

He once appeared on Angry Birds POP! as a pig that replaced normal pigs during the Movie Event, but now he appears sometimes on the Wanted Pigs event, where he is named Hams Grubber and a reward is given upon defeating him.

Angry Birds 2

As part of the The Angry Birds Movie 2 event, Leonard was introduced into the game as an Extra "Bird" alongside
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Stella, Hal, and Bubbles. His ability in this game is to launch a ball of snot at his target, which then sends him flying in the opposite direction. This is similar to Matilda's egg-laying ability, with the key difference being that Leonard's ability can be aimed in directions other than straight down. Additionally, Leonard can use this ability three times. However, he instantly pops upon collision, likely referencing the other pigs. 

As with the other Extra Birds, he has his own Unlocking Event in which he automatically becomes playable after six days but can be unlocked sooner if the player collects 60,000 Snotty Feathers, 

Angry Birds Friends!

Leonard in ABF

Leonard appears in the Prank Wars Tournament as a boss. He has a new appearance in this game, making it more close to his movie appearance and not close to normal pigs, different from the other designs. He also often appears with his crown and/or binocle.

He is a hard to defeat boss like the other boss pigs, but he doesn't need to be defeated in order to complete the level.

Angry Birds Fight!

Leonard appears as a monster pig on event that can be found and fought, along with Minion Pig . Despite the game uses the Toons Designs,
Leonard Pig
Leonard uses a Toon Movie design, without the lack of hooves and larger torso.

Gameplay

On the game, like as said above, he appeared on events for the movie, as normal and Awesome Version,  and events for his Happy version, which he wears a cake hat, like Happy Minion Pig. He has the following health for his three versions:

  • (Normal) Leonard Pig: 1500 ABFight HP
  • Awesome Leonard Pig: 4250 ABFight HP
  • Happy Leonard Pig:  4250 ABFight HP
Deending on the health of the Birds' ship, attack and defense boost, the player can defeat Leonard, this happens with all monster pigs.
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Angry Birds Football

Leonard appears on the comments , where he is named King Pig.

 Angry Birds Dice

Leonard appears on the game as a unlockable and playable character, along with his trusty assistent Ross. He could
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also be fought as a boss.

Gameplay

As the game is monopolly-like, the player has to roll the dice and make a determined number of steps until a point is hit, which the player gain property over something or fall into a trap. For more details about the gameplay, see here .

Death and Legacy

Multiple years after taking the throne, the king died and mourning was held, with his son, Smoothcheeks succeeding him as ruler. His legacy remained as the first pig to actually retrieve eggs, and beginning their ongoing conflict, the Great Egg War, with the Birds. He was perhaps buried in a cemetery or a crypt in the Pig Church. Perhaps he just resigned and let the throne to his son.

His portrait remains, to this day - at the throne room of the Pig Palace, in the newly reconstructed Pig City; alongside the portrait of his wife.

Gallery

Merchandise

  • Plush
  • Lego
  • Leonard Mudbeard in royal regalia as a LEGO minifigure
  • Leonard Mudbeard as a LEGO minifigure.
  • Speedster
  • Collectible Figure
  • 8-Inch Ball Plush.

Behind the scenes

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.
 
— Francsesca 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.



Trivia

KingPigFacts

One of King Smoothcheeks' facts as shown in the official guide, stating King Mudbeard is his father. This is the oldest known source to mention him, even older than the Angry Birds Movie.

  • He is the first pig to have an actual name (excluding King Pig, etc., pigs that use occupation + pig as their appearance), the second is Ross, the third is Earl, the fourth is Bobo The Bulky, the fifth is Patsy and the sixth is Don Bacon.
  • Leonard is King Pig's father.
    • King Pig would have been an important character in The Angry Birds Movie, but he was cut and is only on storyboards. It's unknown if he has any appearence on it, it's possible that he is the Top Hat Pig, due to they having the same shape, he appears with Leonard all the time,  is fancy and King Pig has a costume in Bad Piggies that is exactly like that pig.
      • On the storyboards, Leonard calls King Pig son.
  • In Angry Birds Fight!, he makes a guest appearance as a boss, being named "Leonard Pig".
  • His voice sounds very similar to the legendary voice actor Jim Cummings. He is actually voiced by Bill Hader, who based his voice on the voice of his high-school football coach.
  • He is the first known pig to be king, the second is King Pig.
  • He appears in Dessert Mode in Bad Piggies in a portrait along with his deceased wife next to King Pig's throne in the Pig Palace.
  • Leonard's friends are known to call him Chuckles.
  • In the Russian dub of The Angry Birds Movie, Leonard was named Леонард, a Cyrillic transcription of his name.
  • 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.


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