May. 28, 1986
Duration: 5 min/episode
Rated: TV-G
Status: Ended

Seasons and episodes

6Season 6Jan. 03, 2005
5Season 5Aug. 01, 2003
4Season 4Jan. 05, 1998
3Season 3Jun. 17, 1995
2Season 2Nov. 03, 1991
1Season 1May. 28, 1986



Marcello Magni
Mama / Pingi / Pinga (voice)
David Sant
Papa / Pingu / Grandfather / Robby / Pingo / Pingg / Pongi / Punky / Banjo / Sch

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Pingu is a BAFTA award-winning British-Swiss stop-motion claymated television series created by Otmar Gutmann. The series was produced by The Pygos Group and Trickfilmstudio for Swiss television, and centers on a family of anthropomorphic penguins living at the South Pole. The main character is the family's son and title character, Pingu. The show was made by HiT Entertainment and HoT Animation, British companies, from seasons 5–6. The show originally ran for fourteen seasons from 28 May 1986 to 9 April 2000 on SF DRS. In 2001, there were 2 Pingu episodes made that did not air during the original run. The episodes were run later, in 2000, as part of a Pingu marathon. HiT Entertainment's request for more episodes convinced Pygos to bring back the show in 1998, with two more series. Of note, season 1 and season 2 were run consecutively but took 4 years for each season to complete, while season 3 and season 4 took 2 and 3 years to complete – the show was not cancelled in between. To this day, Pingu maintains a cult following, and enjoys occasional reruns on Cbeebies in the United Kingdom. It aired on BBC in 1995 until 2005 through the early years.

Original titlePingu
First air dateMay. 28, 1986
Last air dateMar. 03, 2006
IMDb Rating7.45 531 votes
TMDb Rating6.555 votes

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