Tiger King and other famous tiger of the pop culture



The human stolen camera to the tigers in the series Tiger King Netflix.


The series Tiger King has been made popular by reflect the disproportionate human and the eccentricities of its protagonists. The animals that appear are, in reality, figures decorated. But there is no doubt that the tigers are the objects of affection of the protagonists of the show.

The film and the television series, even the brands of cereal for breakfast, have turned to these big cats to use them as brave heroes or vile villains; but it always shows them valuable animals, of regal bearing and dignified

Shere Khan (The Jungle Book)

It is, perhaps, the villain animal most famous of Disney, which has always been characterized as a Bengal tiger fitted with voice regal and commanding presence. Originating from the stories of Rudyard Kipling, Shere Khan has featured the voices of George Sanders in 1967, Idris Elba (in the image) in 2016 and Benedict Cumberbatch in 2018 in three well-known film adaptations of The Jungle Book.


Idris Elba gave the speech in English to the tiger Shere Khan in The Jungle Book (2016).

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Richard Parker (The Life of Pi)

Another tiger of Bengal rises up in the animal more memorable than that contained in the film Life of Pi (2012), directed by Ang Lee and based on the novel by Yann Martel. In the film, Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) is the son of the owner of a zoo in India. Pi feels a special interest for the Bengal tiger, which he has dubbed Richard Parker.

One day the father decides to move to Canada with the family and the zoo are full, but in a storm, the boat capsizes and Pi is found adrift in a boat with the tiger Richard Parker, a zebra, a hyena and a oranguntán. Then develops a story of survival on the high seas in which Pi and the Bengal tiger must help each other.


A scene of Life of Pi (2012).

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Tigger (The Tigger Movie)

Tigger is a Bengal tiger that appears in the stories of the writer A. A. Milne (1882-1956) focused on the character Winnie the Pooh. Its long tail is elastic and Tigger uses it as a spring to bounce. It is a happy, outgoing and very confident. It is one of the figures of the accommodations that Disney did these stories and even came to be a protagonist of her own film The Tigger Movie (2000).


The Tigger Movie (2000)

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Diego (Ice Age)

In the series of animated films Ice Age, one of its main characters is Diego, a saber-toothed tiger, at the beginning of the story is an antagonist (not necessarily a villain) but that with the advancement of the plot is revealed as a hero and a friend of the mammoth Manfred and a sloth called Sid.


The Tiger Tony is a character of the cereals, Kellogg s.


Tony the Tiger

Also known as the Tiger Tony or the Tiger Tony Tony the Tiger is the mascot of the cereal Frosted Flakes — Zucaritas in Latin america — of Kellogg s. Is a Bengal tiger, always wears a red handkerchief tied to the neck. He made his debut in 1951 and has undergone some image changes over the decades.

Tigress (Kung Fu Panda)

Tigress is a Bengal tiger, which is listed as one of the main characters of the franchise film Kung Fu Panda. He is a member of the 5 Furious and one of the students most advantaged by the Master Shifu.

Tygra (Thundercats)

Tygra is one of the members of the Thundercats, a group of feline humanoids that fight evil in the animated series Thundercats (1985-1989). Tygra is an architect and a scientist and has the power to become invisible. In 2011, Cartoon Network premiered a new version of the series with the same characters.


Tygra in the animated series Thundercats (2011).

Cartoon Network

Rajah (Aladdin)

This is the pet of Princess Jasmine, in charge of protect her and provide company, in the animated movie Aladdin (1992) and its version with actors in 2019, starring Will Smith.

Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)

Is the Bengal tiger that appears in the popular comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (1985), created by Bill Watterson. In this comic strip, Calvin is a child of 6 years old, and Hobbes is his tiger stuffed animal, which Calvin believes is real. Of course, there are those who have been compared on Twitter to Calvin and Hobbes the series Tiger King.

Battle Cat (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)

It is the alter ego of Cringer, the tiger is a coward and lazy Prince Adam in the animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-1985). It has green skin with yellow stripes. When Prince Adam transforms into he-Man, Cringer turns into Battle Cat, a feline brave with a suit of armour and saddle red, with which help he-Man in his battles.

Shiva (The Walking Dead)

Is a Bengal tiger in the comics The Walking DeadRobert Kirkman, as well as in the television series of the same name. Is the pet, companion and protector of the King Ezekiel, who, before the zombie Apocalypse, was the keeper of a zoo and saved the life of this cat when he was in captivity.

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