List of fictional penguins

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This list of fictional penguins is subsidiary to the list of fictional birds and is a collection of various notable penguin characters that appear in various works of fiction. It is limited to well-referenced examples of penguins in literature, film, television, comics, animation, video games, and mathematics.

Literature[edit]

Character Origin Author Notes
Roy and Silo And Tango Makes Three They are slightly anthropomorphized, slightly fictionalized Chinstrap penguins.
Penguins Penguin Island Anatole France Satirical version of French history
Tacky the Penguin Tacky the Penguin[1] Helen Lester A Penguin who does things differently than other penguins.
Onk Beakman Skylanders: Mask of Power books Cavan Scott

Comics[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Frobisher Doctor Who Magazine[2] and two Big Finish audio dramas[3][4]
Opus Bloom County, Outland, Opus
Pokey the Penguin Pokey the Penguin
Professor Percival Penguin The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama
Sparky the Wonder Penguin 'This Modern World

In media[edit]

Animation[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Badtz-Maru Sanrio
Chilly Willy Chilly Willy A penguin who does not enjoy being cold, from the classic Walter Lantz cartoons. In addition to his animated cartoons, also had his own comic book in the 1950s.
Cozy Heart Penguin Care Bears One of the Care Bear Cousins. She is lilac with a white face and her tummy symbol is a red heart wearing a pink woolly hat.
Cletus Happy Feet[5] Character in Happy Feet voiced by Robin Williams
Feathers McGraw[6] The Wrong Trousers A silent, yet sinister, penguin who is a notorious criminal mastermind and bird of many faces - long thought to be a chicken, Feathers McGraw was actually exposed as a penguin, when his plan to rob a museum of precious diamonds was foiled by Wallace and Gromit. He disguises himself as a chicken by wearing a red rubber glove on his head.
Fred Sitting Ducks A penguin, who migrated from Antarctica to Ducktown.
Hubie and Rocko The Pebble and the Penguin
Marlon, Rocky and Bluey Avenger Penguins A trio of motorcycling penguins who repel Caractacus P. Doom's evil schemes.
Mumble Happy Feet[7]
Pablo The Backyardigans
Pablo the Penguin The Three Caballeros Features in the segment "The Cold-Blooded Penguin".[8]
Pecola Pecola
Cody Maverick Surf's Up
Peso Octonauts
Peggi Tokyo ESP A mysterious penguin with the ability to fly. It's also known as "The Collector" and has the power to remove and eat other people's ESP abilities.
The Penguins of Madagascar The Penguins of Madagascar Kowalski, Rico, Private, Skipper, Buck Rockgut and Private's uncle Nigel
Pingu Pingu The title character of the series.
Playboy Penguin Looney Tunes A mute skating baby penguin that seeks Bugs Bunny for help.
Pororo the Little Penguin Pororo the Little Penguin
Scamper The Adventures of Scamper the Penguin
Tennessee Tuxedo[9] Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales Lives with Chumley the Walrus and has various misadventures at the zoo.
Tux Out Of Jimmy's Head
Tuxedo Sam Sanrio
Tip The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Wheezy Toy Story 2 A squeaky toy penguin who was broken for most of the film, then fixed by the end but following the third film was sold at a yard sale.
Zidgel, Midgel, Fidgel, and Kevin 3-2-1 Penguins!
Peabo "Pudge" Pudgemyer Cats Don't Dance A little penguin and Danny's first friend. He looks up to Danny as a big brother.

Video Games[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Overbite[10] Penguin Land Commander of a special Penguin Task Force. His mission is to bring fragile eggs back safely to home from a foreign land.
Pablo the Penguin TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins
Pentarou Parodius, Yume Penguin Monogatari, Antarctic Adventure, Tsurikko Penta, Super Fisherman Penta, Balloon Penta, Hie Hie Penta: Ice Cream Catcher, and Penta no Tsuri Bōken
Chill Penguin Mega Man X
Sgt. James Byrd Spyro the Dragon First appearance was in Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon.
King Dedede Kirby series
Penta Penguin Crash Bandicoot He's based on the penguins in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back who walk aimlessly and then take a moment to spin.

Mathematics[edit]

Character Origin Author Notes
Induction Penguin Program in Algorithmic and Combinatorial Thinking Rajiv Gandhi An awesome metaphor used by Professor Gandhi to teach the concept of Mathematical Induction. For example, to prove that a penguin can climb 'n' steps, we can first prove that it can reach the first step, and then we can prove that if we assume it can climb 'k' steps, then it can also climb 'k'+1 steps. This is an example of weak induction.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. August 17, 1990. ISBN 978-0395562338
  2. ^ McIntee, David A. (1998). Mission: Impractical. BBC Books. p. 280. ISBN 0-563-40592-9. 
  3. ^ Shearman, Robert (2000). Doctor Who: The Holy Terror. Big Finish Productions. ISBN 1-903654-10-6. 
  4. ^ Shearman, Robert (2002). Doctor Who: The Maltese Penguin. Big Finish Productions. ISBN 1-903654-90-4. 
  5. ^ "Happy Feet Reviews & Ratings". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  6. ^ "Wallace & Gromit - The Wrong Trousers - Characters". wallaceandgromit.com. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Penguin suits up for a cinema hit". The Australian. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  8. ^ http://www.jenpowell.com/tags/the-cold-blooded-penguin/
  9. ^ Bernstein, Adam, Actor Don Adams Dies at 82; Starred in 'Get Smart' in '60s, The Washington Post, 27 September 2005. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Penguin Land / Doki Doki Penguin Land - Uchuu Daibouken". Retrieved 14 October 2012.