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Quentin Tarantino Believes Peppa Pig is 'The Greatest British Import of This Decade'

The director watches the British cartoon with his son.
  • Quentin Tarantino and his hero Peppa Pig (Photos: Everett Collection/Peppe Pig/YouTube)
    Quentin Tarantino and his hero Peppa Pig (Photos: Everett Collection/Peppe Pig/YouTube)

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is known for his intense approach to directing, but when it comes to hanging out with his son, Leo, Tarantino is just like any other dad. In an interview with Empire published Wednesday, the filmmaker revealed that despite his reputation in Hollywood, he has a certain fondness for British children's series Peppa Pig.

    Tarantino told Empire that his son's exposure to film has been pretty limited, revealing, "[My son is] pretty young, so he's only really seen one movie."

    "I thought I was hitting a Minions cartoon, and I realize it’s Despicable Me Part 2," he recalled. "[Leo] gets up and he walks behind the couch, but he's still watching the TV. We watched it for 20 minutes, until it was time for him to go to the park, and then the next day we watched another 15 minutes of it. And so, in the course of a week, in small bites, the first movie Leo ever watched was Despicable Me Part 2."

    Tarantino added that he felt the film was "a more consuming experience than, say, Peppa Pig."

    "I actually do like Peppa Pig; I watch it a lot," he said. "I'll say it — Peppa Pig is the greatest British import of this decade."

    Tarantino, if you're reading this: Peppa Pig is available to stream on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video.

    Kirstie Renae is a writer, blogger, and Austin-based actress with a penchant for binge-watching TV with her dogs. Follow her on Twitter @KirstieRenae.

    TOPICS: Quentin Tarantino, Peppa Pig, Roger Avary