Hercules and the Caledonian Boar is an episode of Hercules: The Animated Series. It aired on October 31, 1998.


Hercules and Phil join Meleager, Nestor and Chiron in Caledonia to hunt boars for the weekend. However, when Hercules sees one, he cannot bring himself to kill it, and deserts the others. While out on his own, he meets Artemis (Reba McEntire), goddess of the wild, who is impressed by his mercy toward the boars and appoints him their protector. Phil meanwhile searches for Hercules and also encounters Artemis, who transforms him into a boar to teach him a lesson. He is then hunted by Meleager, Nestor and Chiron, who are constantly foiled by Hercules (all unaware of his true identity). After Hercules has tied all three heroes up, Artemis returns and changes Phil back, cautioning that the next time they hunt, their prey might be one of their own.


  • When being attacked by the giant boar, Hercules says: "We're gonna need a bigger wagon."; a reference to the line: "We're gonna need a bigger boat." from Steven Spielberg's horror movie, JAWS.