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|Genre||Children's stop motion comedy|
|Created by||Otmar Gutmann|
|Written by||Silvio Mazzola|
|Starring||Carlo Bonomi (series 1-4)
Marcello Magni and
David Sant (series 5-6)
|Country of origin||Switzerland|
|No. of seasons||Original series: 4
Revived series: 2
|No. of episodes||Original series: 105
Revived series: 52
157 (total) (List of episodes)
|Running time||Approximately five minutes|
|Production company(s)||Trickfilmstudio Otmar Gutmannn SRG/ZRG/Telepool/Editoy (1986-1996) The Pygos Group (1998) HiT Entertainment (1998-present) Hot Animation (2003-2006)|
|Distributor||SF DRS (1986-1998), BBC Two (2003 - 2007)|
|Original channel||SF DRS (Switzerland) BBC Two CBBC (1986-2002) TCC (1994) CBeebies (2003-2012) Nick Jr (2004-present) (United Kingdom)|
|Original run||28 May 1986– 3 March 2007|
History[change | change source]
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 is very bad at green vegetables. Since he cannot eat green vegetables,he brings out some affairs.
- His birthday is October 28th.
- Pingu's favorite thing is bear doll, and Pinga's one is rabbit doll.
- He has sense of musical performance.
References[change | change source]
- ""Pingu sold for £16m"". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/1626014.stm. Retrieved 2012-12-4.
- Thorne, Tony. "Pingu's Lingo, or How to Get By in Penguinese". http://web.archive.org/web/20101207023135/http://www.kcl.ac.uk/content/1/c6/03/08/18/Pingu%27s%20Lingo%2C%20or%20How%20to%20Get%20By%20in%20Penguinese.doc. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
- Pingu at IMDb; retrieved 2012-12-4.
- "Otmar Gutmnn" at IMDb; retrieved 2012-12-4.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Pingu official website
- Pingu at Toonopedia
- Pingu at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Pingu at the Open Directory Project