Pingu is a 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 centres on a family of anthropomorphic penguins living at the South Pole. The main character is the family’s son and title character, Pingu.
One reason for Pingu’s international success its lack of real spoken language: nearly all dialogue is in an invented “penguin language” consisting of loud honking noises, though occasionally words from real languages are discernable. This was initially retroscripted by Carlo Bonomi, who created all the sound effects for the series. This feature allows people of different linguistic backgrounds to be able to follow the story.