Report 1. (8-August-1999)
Making Pingu animation
Pingu's films are made at the Pingu studio....which is known by every Pingu fans. One year before,we have been understanding the all process which is making stories, dolls, properties, and recording are made there, at the Pingu studio,but actually, the films works are made at the Head office, Pingu's studio in Russikon, and recording studio in Lugano.
* Please understand ! we cannot inform
the address of Pingu studio and the head
1. Pingu B.V.
The head office is Pingu B.V. There are two presidents Mr.Weber and Mr.Mazzola working here, they plans invent of Pingu's episodes and also manage the budget of the in business.
Photo by K
2. Pingu Studio
As you know, this is the Pingu studio in Russikon near Zurich. The most part of Pingu film is made here. Drawing scripts,making dolls,stage properties, and stage sets,the staff people must be working with love as well as today.
| The look of the Pingu
If I have a chance, I want to enter the
inside of studio.
Photo by emiko
3. Recording the Pinguish is at recording
studio In Lugano.
The vedeo films made at the Pingu studio
are brought to Lugano where is a city of
Switzerland near Italy. There is the recording
studio. And the recording the Pinguish is
made by Mr.Carlo Bonomi here. The voices,
the sound, and sound effect is recorded 5days
for 5 stories. It is very famous that he(Mr.Bonomi)
plays all charactors of Pingu, but more surprising
thing is that there is no scripts for recording!
Every one roll of films moves, voice of a
charactor is recorded and repeated for all
charactors. Finally, the films are completed
and these are spread by TV and vedeo around
I think the charms of "Pingu" is enjoyment and warmth which the films are all hand-made. The staff's careful works is packed in the 5 minuites films works. I want to appreciate there work and I expect the new film works.
* reference : "Present from Pingu"
by Michael Jakob (Tokuma syoten)