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, and video games.


Character Origin Author Notes
Captain Cook, Greta, other penguins Mr. Popper's Penguins Richard and Florence Atwater Children's book about a housepainter who ends up with a flock of penguins.
Whiteblack Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World H. A. Rey and Margret Rey Children's book about a travelling penguin
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
Misha Death and the Penguin, Penguin Lost Andrey Kurkov A cheeky penguin who gets in over his head in mafia affairs and political intrigue.


Character Origin Notes
Alfred Zig et Puce by Alain Saint-Ogan The Angoulême International Comics Festival named the Prix Alfred award after the character.
Frobisher Doctor Who Magazine[2] and two Big Finish audio dramas[3][4]
Opus Bloom County, Outland, Opus
Penguin If... Actual name is Prince Philip of Greece Penguin.
Ping Peter og Ping Peter's penguin, who became the breakout character of the series.
Pingo Rasmus Klump One of Rasmus' best friends.
Pokey the Penguin Pokey the Penguin
Professor Percival Penguin The Ongoing Adventures of Rocket Llama
Sparky the Wonder Penguin This Modern World


Character Origin Author Notes
Parker Love Birds Robert J. Sherman The leader of "The Original Quack Pack" barbershop quartet
Presley Love Birds Robert J. Sherman The sexiest penguin in the barbershop quartet, but not the brightest bird in the flock
Pewcey Love Birds Robert J. Sherman The persnickety, judgmental member of the barbershop quartet
Puck Love Birds Robert J. Sherman The youngest member of the barbershop quartet

In media[edit]


Character Origin Notes
The Amigos Happy Feet A group of five Spanish-accented Adélie Penguins who befriend Mumble. The group is led by Ramón and the names of the other penguins are Nestor, Raul, Lombardo, and Rinaldo.
Badtz-Maru Sanrio
Esmeralda Mawaru Penguin Drum
Penguin 1
Penguin 2
Penguin 3
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.
Feathers McGraw[5] 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.
Gloria Happy Feet She is Mumble's love interest and eventually becomes his mate.
Gunter Adventure Time The penguin of the ice king who likes to steal things
Hippo Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Helen the Penguin Animal Stories The main character of the episode "Helen the Penguin".
Hubie, Marina 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[6] An emperor penguin who is the main character of the movie.
Pablo The Backyardigans
Pablo the Penguin The Three Caballeros Features in the segment "The Cold-Blooded Penguin".[7]
Paz The Paz Show
Pecola Pecola
Penny The Koala Brothers
Cody Maverick Surf's Up
Pen2 Neon Genesis Evangelion
Penguin Waiters Mary Poppins Serve tea to Mary and Bert. Cameo in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".
Peso Octonauts The Octonauts' ship's medic
Peggi Tokyo ESP A mysterious penguin with the ability to fly. It is also known as "The Collector" and has the power to remove and eat other people's ESP abilities.
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, Private Madagascar A crafty group of penguins who try to escape the zoo to go back to Antarctica. The penguins got their own TV series and also a movie.
Penguin Oggy and the Cockroaches The minor character in the series, named Jessica and Alex.
Penguin Shirokuma Cafe
Pingu Pingu The title character of the series.
Pinga Pingu's sister
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[8] Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales Lives with Chumley the Walrus and has various misadventures at the zoo.
Tootsie the Penguin Donald Duck A baby penguin in the classic 1939 cartoon "Donald's Penguin".
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.
Jessica and Alex Oggy and the Cockroaches Jessica is a female that appears in three animated episodes. Alex is a male that only appears in the "Keep Cool".
Topper Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Unnamed Baby Penguin The Adventures of Blinky Bill A chick who thought Flap was its mother.
Caruso The Little Polar Bear A penguin who strangely enough lives in the Arctic and is close with Lars and co. He leads a troop of lemmings in every appearance. In "The Mysterious Island" the villainous polar bear Brutus, who was sick of Caruso's ever constant singing, dancing and cheerfulness, decides to get rid him by trapping him in a train (along with Lars and Robbie who attempt to prevent this). In the Galapagos he falls in love with a female Galapagos penguin and in the end decides to stay in the Galapagos with his love. His origins are revealed in "A Visitor from the South Pole" where he was found lost at sea by Orca who gladly brought him. He becomes liked by many except for Brutus who again tries to get rid of him (but fails this time).

Video games[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Overbite[9] 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
Pengo Pengo
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.
Paxton and Philbert (also known as "Sheep" or "The Thing") Runescape
Rockhopper Club Penguin
Gary the Gadget Guy (also called "G") Club Penguin
Aunt Arctic (also Kkown as "The Director") Club Penguin
Sensei Club Penguin
Dot Club Penguin
Rookie Club Penguin
Jetpack Guy Club Penguin

Other media (toys, mascots, logos, etc.)[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Iceburgh Pittsburgh Penguins Iceburgh is the official mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He debuted for the 1991–92 NHL season. Iceburgh was known as "Icey" in the 1995 film Sudden Death starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, filmed at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. In the movie, the Iceburgh costume was worn by Faith Minton. The name is a play on the words "iceberg" and "Pittsburgh". He usually wears a Penguins jersey with the number "00". The costume is almost identical to that of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' team mascot, "Tux." The only difference is that Iceburgh has an orange neck, and Tux's neck is red. Tux also wears red gloves and Iceburgh wears black. Tux wears the number "99" on his back with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins logo on the front of his jersey.
Tux Linux He is the mascot of the Linux kernel and appears in many other Linux programs, usually in different styles. He has also appeared in his own video games, such as Tux Racer, Extreme Tux Racer, Tux Math Scrabble, TuxWordSmith, Tux Math, SuperTux, SuperTuxKart, and Tux Paint. Tux has also appeared in other video games, including OpenArena, Pingus, FreedroidRPG, Team Fortress 2, FreeCiv and many others. In some games, he has a female counterpart named Penny or Gown. Other female counterparts of Tux include Trixi (Tux 2) and Tuxette, which is the female leader name of the Antarctic civilization in FreeCiv (the male leader name being Tux). Tux also had appearances in other media too, such as appearing in a Froot Loops commercial as a squeaky toy, having an uncredited use in a YouTube video by Toutsmith called "Al Gore's Penguin Army", and appearing in various merchandise, such as having his own October Toys Gwin toy and appearing on a WMF "Sealion" fork.


Character Notes
The Induction Penguin A hypothetical penguin used to teach mathematical induction. To show that the penguin can climb arbitrarily high on a ladder, it is sufficient to show that 1) it can climb to the first rung, and 2) if it can climb to the k rung, then it can climb to the k+1 rung.

See also[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. ^ "Wallace & Gromit - The Wrong Trousers - Characters". Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Penguin suits up for a cinema hit". The Australian. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
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  8. ^ Bernstein, Adam, Actor Don Adams Dies at 82; Starred in 'Get Smart' in '60s, The Washington Post, 27 September 2005. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  9. ^ "Penguin Land / Doki Doki Penguin Land - Uchuu Daibouken". Retrieved 14 October 2012.