I loved reading this! I had thought about Pua being a family member or friend that was mentioned, but some of the others were hilarious.
I previously lived in a culture for a brief couple of years that has issues with pigs or even caricatures of pigs being shown on screens, in games, books, etc., I’m going to throw this out there: The movie could potentially have been offensive to almost a billion people if it overly featured the pig…?
Business wise, Disney losing this audience could’ve been disastrous to the film’s success. I think it was a business decision and not a creative one.