Violent Penguin (Series One)
May 3, 2021 10:18 AM   Subscribe

Violent Penguin (Series One)
Violent Penguin was a shortlived educational European children's cartoon from the recent past (although the country of origin and original date of broadcast are unknown). Long thought lost, the complete first series has recently re-surfaced on youtube. Created by the popular children's author (and multi-instrumentalist) Toby Vok (best known for the children's classic Spiders Are Wonderful), Violent Penguin ran for seven very similar episodes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), in which the papercraft penguin interacted with plasticine people and taught them all various lessons in less than 30 seconds an episode. Alongside the seven episodes, there are two helpful compilation videos: The Complete Violent Penguin (all seven episodes all in a row), and The Concurrent Violent Penguin (all seven episodes all at once).

A Violent Penguin comic strip also once existed, but even less is known about that.

Violent Penguin is unaffiliated with all other penguin based children's media.
Role: writer, animator
posted by dng (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Just as traumatizing as the rest of the children's television I grew up with
posted by scruss at 7:17 PM on May 6 [1 favorite]

The second series has re-surfaced now, which I'm sure you'll all agree is pretty exciting. Once again, our hero meets and greets friends and foe alike with his customary grace and understand.

The second series ran for a further 7 30-second episodes (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), and there's also two more helpful compilation videos: The Complete Violent Penguin Series Two (not to mention The Complete Violent Penguin Series One And Two) and The Concurrent Violent Penguin Series Two

In many ways the second series makes the perfect companion to the first, and nowhere is this better illustrated than in The Concurrent Violet Penguin Series One And Two compilation, in which hiterhto unimagined patterns and meanings can be intuited if not understood.
posted by dng at 10:04 AM on May 9

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