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Pingu is a British-Swiss children's television series that was released in 1986 by the German filmmaker Otmar Gutman, The Actors David Sant, Carlo Bonomi, Marcello Magni, and the writer Silvio Mazzola. Pingu has been censored for some scary ice monsters which have not just frightened Pingu, but a lot of young viewers too. This show was placed with an unofficial ban from broadcast distribution. For Example, There was an episode of Giant Walrus is frightening and haunting Pingu. It also frightened and haunted many young viewers. There is a completely uncensored version in Canada.

Censorship[]

UK censorship[]

BBC[]

Season 1[]
  • Episode 1 (Hello, Pingu/Pingu is Introduced)
    1. The scene that shows Pingg smacking Pingu on his head was cut. (This edit exists also exists on VHS tapes)
    2. The scene that shows Pingo making Pingu trip on his ball was cut. (This edit also exists on VHS tapes)
  • Episode 14 (Pingu Runs Away)
    1. The scene that shows Pingu's mother spanking Pingu and Pingu running away from his home was cut.
    2. Since 2005, this episode has been banned due to how scary/frightening the ice monsters are.
  • Episode 19 (Little Accidents/Pingu's Lavatory Story)
    1. This episode was placed on official ban from broadcast or home video distribution (except the UK and Canada) due to toilet humor, the realistic appearance of urination, and alcoholic references.
  • Episode 26 (Pingu's Dream)
    1. This episode has been banned due to how frightening Giant Walrus is. The Walrus frightened Pingu, But not only Pingu. It frightened young viewers too.
Season 2[]
  • Episode 1 (Pingu at the Doctor's)
    1. This episode has been banned due to the realistic appearance of blood.
  • Episode 2 (Pingu's Admirer)
  • At the end of the episode, they can be seen parting ways at a street sign that read Glasnost, and Perestroika. Both of these political terms are rooted in Soviet policy, so this episode was banned for allegedly promoting communism.
  • Episode 9 (Pingu Quarrels With His Mother)
    1. The scene that shows Pingu's mother slapping Pingu in the face was cut.

USA censorship[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 6 (Jealousy)
    1. The scene that shows Pingu pretending to be sick was cut.

Season 2[]

  • Episode 5 (Pingu's First Kiss)
    1. This episode was banned due to the beak-to-beak contact that was too inappropriate for children.

Season 4[]

  • Episode 22 (Pingu and the Doll)
    1. This episode has been banned due to Pingu stereotyping as a Native American.

German censorship[]

Toggolino[]

Season 1[]
  • Episode 14 (Pingu Runs Away)
  1. The scene that shows Pingu's mother spanking Pingu and Pingu running away from his home was cut.
  2. Since 2005, this episode has been banned due to how scary/frightening it is.
  • Episode 19 (Little Accidents/Pingu's Lavatory Story)
    1. This episode has been banned due to its toilet humor, the realistic appearance of urination, and alcoholic references.
  • Episode 26 (Pingu's Dream)
    1. This episode has been banned due to how frightening the Giant Walrus is.
Season 2[]
  • Episode 1 (Pingu at the Doctor's)
    1. This episode has been banned due to the realistic appearance of blood.

Japanese censorship[]

Season 4[]

  • Episode 9 (Pingu Gets a Warning)
    1. This episode is banned in Japan for some unknown reasons; however, it could have been due to the fact that Mrs. Peng-Sniff chases after Pingu and Pingo with a carpet beater.

Polish censorship[]

Season 1[]

  • Episode 19 (Little Accidents/Pingu's Lavatory Story)
    1. This episode was placed on official ban from broadcast or home video distribution (except the UK and Canada) due to toilet humor, the realistic appearance of urination, and alcoholic references.

Where to find it uncensored[]

There is a completely uncensored version in Canada.

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