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GenreChildren's television series
Clay animation
Stop motion
Surreal humour
Created byOtmar Gutmann
Written bySilvio Mazzola
StarringCarlo Bonomi (series 1-4)
Marcello Magni and
David Sant (series 5-6)
Composer(s)Pygos Group
Country of originSwitzerland
No. of seasonsOriginal series: 4
Revived series: 2
6 (total)
No. of episodesOriginal series: 105
Revived series: 52
157 (total) (list of episodes)
Running timeApproximately five minutes
Production company(s)Trickfilmstudio Otmar Gutmannn SRG/ZRG/Telepool/Editoy (1990-2000) The Pygos Group (1990-2000) HiT Entertainment (2003-2006) Hot Animation (2003-2006)
DistributorSF DRS (1990-2000), BBC Two (2003 - 2006)
Original networkSF DRS


BBC Two CBBC (1990-2002)
TCC (1994-1997)
CBeebies (2002-2015)
BBC One (1996-2013)
Nick Jr. Channel 5 (2001-present)
Picture format4:3 (1980-1999)
16:9 (2000-2019)
Audio formatMono (1980)
Dolby Stereo (1981-1990)
Dolby Surround (1991-2002)
Dolby Digital (2003-2019)
Original release7 March 1990 (1990-March-07) –
3 March 2006 (2006-03-03)
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Pingu is a cartoon series for children about a penguin called Pingu.[1] The series is popular in many countries because the characters only make sounds instead of saying words.[2]

History[change | change source]

Pingu was made in Switzerland and United Kingdom on May 28, 1986.[3] The show was made by Otmar Gutmann.[4] It aired on CBBC from 1990 to 2002 and Cbeebies from 2002 to 2015. From 1993 to 2003, VHS releases were by BBC's Toybox line. As of 2003, all releases for DVD's are by HiT Entertainment.

Characters[change | change source]

The cast of Pingu includes the family and friends of Pingu.

  • Pingu is the main character of the cartoon. He is a cheerful and bright emperor penguin. When he makes loud noises, his beak looks like a trumpet.
  • Pinga is the younger sister of Pingu. She is a little tomboyish.
  • Robby is seal and a friend of Pingu. He is very clever and an artist.
  • Pingi is Pingu's girlfriend.
  • Pingo, Pingg, Pongi and Punki are friends of Pingu.
  • Papa and Maman are Pingu's parents.

Personality of Pingu[change | change source]

  • He does not like green vegetables. They upset him.
  • His birthday is 22nd August.
  • Pingu's favorite toy is a bear doll, and Pinga's one is a rabbit doll.
  • He likes music.

References[change | change source]

  1. ""Pingu sold for £16m"". Retrieved 2012-12-04.
  2. Thorne, Tony. "Pingu's Lingo, or How to Get By in Penguinese". Archived from the original on 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2008-08-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. Ofiicial Japanese Pingu Website;
  4. "Otmar Gutmnn" at IMDb; retrieved 2012-12-4.

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