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GenreChildren's stop motion comedy
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 three minutes
Production company(s)Trickfilmstudio Otmar Gutmannn SRG/ZRG/Telepool/Editoy (1990-1996) The Pygos Group (1998) HiT Entertainment (1998-present) Hot Animation (2003-2006)
DistributorSF DRS (1990-1998), BBC Two (2003 - 2007)
Original networkSF DRS (Switzerland) BBC Two CBBC (1990-2002) TCC (1994) CBeebies (2003-2012) Nick Jr (2004-present) (United Kingdom) (2005-2013) Playhouse Disney (2006-present) (United Kingdom) (2008-2015)
Original release7 March 1990 (1990-03-07) –
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 in 1988.[3] The show was made by Otmar Gutmann.[4]

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 2012-12-4. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Thorne, Tony. "Pingu's Lingo, or How to Get By in Penguinese". Retrieved 2008-08-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Ofiicial Japanese Pingu Website;
  4. "Otmar Gutmnn" at IMDb; retrieved 2012-12-4.

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