In the Hercules movie, the Caledonian Boar was the first beast that Hercules faced during the Zero to Hero montage. He is first seen as one of Hades's pawn pieces, and then the scene switches to the giant boar about to charge Hercules. Hercules quickly grabs a bow and arrow, firing it at the beast. The camera zooms in on the boar's shocked face as it makes collision. The scene then changes to a paining of the boar on a vase where his corpse is being served on a plate by Hercules to Philoctetes.
In the TV series, a Caledonian Boar makes an appearance in the episode Hercules and the Caledonian Boar. In this episode, Hercules and Philoctetes go into the woods to hunt down a Caledonian Boar. They eventually find one, but Hercules finds himself unwilling kill it. The boar instead chases and embraces them in front of others who were hunting in the woods during the same time they were. Later in the episode, Philoctetes is turned into a boar by Artemis for hunting in her woods.
- The Caledonian boar is often mistaken by fans for another kind of mythological giant boar known as the Erymanthian Boar. Both of these boars are similar in Greek mythology.
- According to Artemis (in the TV series), there aren't many Caledonian Boars left.