Pingu: Breaks the Ice

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  • 2011
  • 6 Seasons

Pingu: Breaks the Ice is a beloved British stop-motion animated children's television show that originally aired on BBC Two from 1986 to 2000. The show was created by Swiss filmmaker Otmar Gutmann and produced by The Pygos Group. Pingu: Breaks the Ice is the first episode of the series.

The show follows the adventures of a young penguin named Pingu, who lives in the South Pole with his family and friends. Each episode is around five minutes long and depicts the daily activities of Pingu's life, as he learns new skills, explores his environment, and interacts with his penguin peers.

The show features no dialogue, but rather a mix of vocalizations, gibberish, and sound effects. This unique sound design, combined with intricate stop-motion animation techniques, brings Pingu's world to life in a charming and engaging way.

Pingu: Breaks the Ice introduces viewers to Pingu's world, as he and his friends venture out onto the icy landscape to play and explore. Pingu's mischievous nature leads him into trouble when he accidentally breaks a chunk of ice that his friends are using as a slide. Embarrassed and ashamed, Pingu tries to make amends by building a new slide, but his efforts only seem to make things worse.

With the help of his family and friends, Pingu learns the importance of taking responsibility for his actions and making things right when he makes a mistake. Through his experiences, viewers learn valuable lessons about friendship, cooperation, and problem-solving.

Pingu: Breaks the Ice sets the tone for the rest of the series, which continues to follow Pingu's adventures as he explores his world and learns valuable life lessons along the way. The show has become a beloved classic of British children's television and continues to capture the hearts of new generations of viewers.

In addition to its entertainment value, Pingu: Breaks the Ice and the rest of the series have been praised for their educational value. The show teaches young viewers about the natural world, encourages creative play, and promotes social skills like teamwork and communication.

Overall, Pingu: Breaks the Ice is a charming and engaging introduction to the wonderful world of Pingu. Its combination of imaginative animation, clever sound design, and valuable life lessons make it a timeless classic that will continue to delight and educate young viewers for generations to come.

Pingu: Breaks the Ice is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (104 episodes). The series first aired on June 20, 2011.

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Seasons
Pingu & the Rubberband Plane
26. Pingu & the Rubberband Plane
January 1, 1970
Pingu causes havoc with a plane which is powered by a rubber band.
Pingu Boogaloo
25. Pingu Boogaloo
January 1, 1970
Pingu hears a new song on the radio and can't get enough of it. However, every time he gets his groove on, the music stops! Pingu begins to wonder if he will ever hear the funky tune all the way through.
Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
24. Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
January 1, 1970
Pingu wants to trick his sister into thinking there's an Abominable Snowman loose in the Antarctic, so he leaves some very big footprints for her to follow.
Pingu Makes a Big Splash
23. Pingu Makes a Big Splash
January 1, 1970
Father takes Pingu and Pinga to the swimming pool. While they
Pingu & the New Scooter
22. Pingu & the New Scooter
January 1, 1970
When Pingu's old scooter breaks, he and his father build a new one.
Pingu & the Paint
21. Pingu & the Paint
January 1, 1970
Mother and Father go out, leaving Pingu sitting at the table with his painting, which needs finishing. Pingu gets some water and finishes the painting with some blue, and then orange, paint. As he
Pingu & the Daily Igloo
20. Pingu & the Daily Igloo
January 1, 1970
Pingu finds a leaflet advertising for a paper boy and persuades Father to let him do it.
Pingu and the Braces
19. Pingu and the Braces
January 1, 1970
Pingu and Pingo borrow a pair of Grandfather's braces to play with.
Pingu's Big Catch
18. Pingu's Big Catch
January 1, 1970
Pingu joins Pingo for a spot of fishing, but ends up just catching junk.
Green Eyed Pingu
17. Green Eyed Pingu
January 1, 1970
Pingu and Pingo compete to win the affections of Pingi.
Pingu & the Fish Flute
16. Pingu & the Fish Flute
January 1, 1970
Pingu finds an old flute on his travels and annoys everyone, except the fish, by his noisy tunes.
Pingu Wraps Up
15. Pingu Wraps Up
January 1, 1970
Pingu bandages everything he can find.
Pampering Pingu
14. Pampering Pingu
January 1, 1970
The little penguin accompanies his mother to a beauty parlour and ends up causing havoc.
Pingu Bugaloo / Pingu and the Rubberband Plane
13. Pingu Bugaloo / Pingu and the Rubberband Plane
January 1, 2005
Pingu hears a new song on the radio, and can't get enough of it - but every time he gets his groove on, the music stops! Will he ever hear the funky tune all the way through? When Pingu's classmate brings a wind-up plane to school, Pingu swaps the rubber band so that the plane flies further. Soon it whizzes through the town, causing chaos.
Pingu Makes a Splash /  Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
12. Pingu Makes a Splash / Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
January 1, 2005
Distracted by the older penguins diving into the pool, Pingu decides to impress his friends. Pingu quickly sees that penguin diving is not as easy as it looks! Pingu leaves some very big footprints to trick Pinga into thinking there's an Abominable Snowman. But there really is an Abominable Snowman on the prowl, and he's following Pingu's footprints!
Pingu and the Paint / Pingu and the New Scooter
11. Pingu and the Paint / Pingu and the New Scooter
January 1, 2005
Pingu is painting a picture at the kitchen table when he accidentally spills some red paint. Things quickly get out of control and he ends up painting the town red! Pingu falls in love with a new scooter, but Pingg buys it first! Pingu decides to make his rusty old scooter even better than the new one. With Father's help Pingu has the fastest, funkiest, flashiest scooter in the Antarctic.
Pingu and the Braces / Pingu and the Daily Igloo
10. Pingu and the Braces / Pingu and the Daily Igloo
January 1, 2005
When Pingu and Pingg play with Grandfather's braces, they make a mess of the yard. To make amends, Pingu and Pingg attach the braces to Grandfather's sled and drag a heavy parcel to the post office for him. Later, Pingu gets a paper route and can't wait to start his deliveries. In his rush, Pingu delivers the wrong newspapers to the wrong penguins!
Green Eyed Pingu / Pingu's Big Catch
9. Green Eyed Pingu / Pingu's Big Catch
January 1, 2005
Pingi seems to prefer playing with Pingo than Pingu. Soon the boys get into a showing-off contest that spirals out of control with Pingi caught in the middle! Then Pingu promises to catch a BIG fish for Mother. At the fishing holes, Pingu only reels in junk! Meanwhile, Pingo has caught lots of fish. Will Pingu be able to keep his promise?
Pingu Wraps Up / Pingu and the Fish Flute
8. Pingu Wraps Up / Pingu and the Fish Flute
January 1, 2005
When Pinga bumps her toe, Pingu has a great time wrapping her throbbing foot and making her giggle. Seeing the happiness that bandages can bring, Pingu's on a mission to bandage everything in his path - whether it is needed or not! Later Pingu finds a magical flute, but no one seems to appreciate his noisy tooting - except the fish!
Pingu and the School Pet / Pampering Pingu
7. Pingu and the School Pet / Pampering Pingu
January 1, 2005
Pingu is charged with looking after the school pet - a crotchety crab. When the crab pinches Father, he throws it into a fishing hole. Pingu needs to find a replacement crab so that he doesn't get into trouble! Pingu causes trouble and wreaks havoc when he is forced to tag along with Mother to the beauty parlor.
Pingu Gets Carried Away /  Pingu and the Toy Shop
6. Pingu Gets Carried Away / Pingu and the Toy Shop
January 1, 2005
Dad is giving Pingu a driving lesson, when Pingu accidentally breaks the speed stick. Out of control, they cause chaos in the village. Pingu has to think fast to find a way of stopping the snowmobile before they drive into a fishing hole! When Pingu spots a shiny red rocket on the top shelf of the toyshop, he uses a pogo stick to try and reach it and ends up wrecking the shop!
Pingu and the Paper Mache /  Sore Tummy Pingu
5. Pingu and the Paper Mache / Sore Tummy Pingu
January 1, 2005
Pingu's teacher is showing the class how to make paper mache shapes. But when the teacher is called away, the little penguins start to experiment and Pingu ends up in a sticky situation. Pingu just can't get enough of his favorite fishy snacks. After he's eaten his, he tries to take Pinga's, then Grandfather's. Soon Pingu is so stuffed he can hardly move!
Pinga In A Box / Pingu and the Present
4. Pinga In A Box / Pingu and the Present
January 1, 2005
Pingu doesn't want to attend the uncool Sled Academy. That is until Father steps in and tells Pingu to take the sledding lessons or never sled again! When Pingu is told to look after his sick sister he wishes he could get the attention Pinga is getting. So he fakes being sick!
Pingu's Sledge Academy / Poor Pingu
3. Pingu's Sledge Academy / Poor Pingu
January 1, 2005
When Pingu and Pinga play too roughly, they ruin Mother's new hat and try to patch it up. Later, Pingu is first in line at the new snack stall. He casually drops the wrapper when he's eaten his treat and everyone copies him. Soon the Antarctic is a sticky mess!
Mother's New Hat / Pingu and the Litter
2. Mother's New Hat / Pingu and the Litter
January 1, 2005
Pingu discovers that he can throw his voice by speaking through a hose and funnel. He plays tricks on his family and friends, but they soon give Pingu quite a fright! Pingu's sorry-looking pottery is nowhere near as good as Grandfather's urn. Trying to give the potter's wheel another go, Pingu has clay flying in all directions!
Pingu and the Hose / Pottery Pingu
1. Pingu and the Hose / Pottery Pingu
January 1, 2005
Go fishing with Pingu! Catch up with this cool penguin as he drives a snowmobile, goes to Sled Academy, pogos up and down, and meets the Abominable Snowman!
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Where to Watch Pingu: Breaks the Ice
Pingu: Breaks the Ice is available for streaming on the BBC Two website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pingu: Breaks the Ice on demand at Amazon Prime and Vudu.
  • Premiere Date
    June 20, 2011