Noot Noot! This Is What Pingu Looks (And Sounds) Like IRL
Foul-tempered penguin fans will be well aware of the Pingu fashion range hitting the shops in late September.
For many, the resurgence of the 90s hero will have revived that age-old question: what did Pingu look like IRL, anyway?
Step this way
For we have the answer
And it's ~amazing~
Introducing: Italian voice actor Carlo Bonomi.
That's right, he was a middle-aged Italian man. From 1986 to 2006, Bonomi voiced Pingu and the rest of his family, becoming a pro 'Peguinese' speaker.
ever wondered what the man who voiced pingu looked like? pic.twitter.com/SyQ0GZhxyZ
— Amelia Tait (@ameliargh) June 29, 2015
The language was made up, but according to British voice over artist David Sant (who took over the job when the UK bought the rights in 2001) not *all* of it was gibberish.
"We made up about 95% of the words on the day, though some would recur: “toy” became something like “tellibelli”, I think, and “drink” was “ciochilani”.
Check out this awesome video of Bonomi voicing a character on Italian show La Linea, where Pingu's language was born. Oh, and prepare to feel again. So many feels.
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