Pingu was born in 1984, the plasticine brainchild of animators Otmar Gutmann and Harald Muecke. Destined for a career on the screen at a young age, Pingu was barely one year old when he made his first appearance in several short episodes. At the time he was not working under his current stage persona and he was still answering to the name of Hugo when these episodes were made into a short film. Pingu next starred in a pilot movie that was developed in 1986 for Swiss TV and following its success.
The globally adored, Swiss born character Pingu is returning to television with new stories and new characters. This fresh, fun series brings the quirky penguin and his magical world back to life using 3D computer graphics, totally recreating the texture of the original claymation, which began in the 1980s.