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
Esemeralda 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
Cody Maverick Surf's Up
Pen2 Neon Genesis Evangelion
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.
Skipper,Kowalski, Rico, Private Madagascar A crafty group of penguins who try to escape the zoo to go back to Antartica. The penguins got their own TV series and also a movie.
Penguin "Oggy and the Cockroaches" The Minor character in the series which names are Jessica and Alex.
Penguin Shirokuma Cafe
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[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 appears in the Only Episode Keep Cool.
Topper "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"

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
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 Known as "The Director") Club Penguin
Sensei Club Penguin
Dot Club Penguin
Rookie Club Penguin
Jetpack Guy Club Penguin


|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'th 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. 
  7. ^
  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.