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Penguin, The

English title: Penguin, The
Original title: Le Pingouin
France, 2016, 5 min.

Director: Pascale Hecquet
Production company:
Les Films du Nord
27 av. Jean-Lebas
F- 59100 Roubaix

Age recommendation: 5 years and up
Film genre: Animation

A penguin finds life in the North Pole too chilly for its liking and decides to go to the tropics. He dreams of basking in the sun! But it is very hot in the tropics and all the fruit is giving him a stomach ache. In the end, sliding down icebergs with his chums is not such a bad thing after all.

Based on the song Le Pingouin by Marie Henchoz (Sautecroche - Editions LEP)

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L'Agence du court métrage
Phone: +33 1 44 69 26 66

PequeFilmes International Children Film Festival, Gaia (Espagne)
Children’s Film Festival of Seattle, Seattle -
BamKIDS Film Festival, Brooklyn, New-york
Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee
Festival international du court métrage d’animation de Clermont Ferrand
Festival Travelling, Rennes
9e édition du Festival de Cinéma d'animation de Pontarlier
Plein la bobine, Festival de cinéma Jeune Publics du Massif du Sancy, La Bourboule – (awarded)
Faites des courts, Brie-Comte-Robert
Festival du film court “Partie(s) de Campagne”, Ouroux en Morvan
Festival du film d’animation pour la jeunesse, Bourg-en-Bresse -

Zlin Film Festival (République Tchèque)
Giffoni Film Festival (Italie)
Dotdotdot short film festival, Vienne (Autriche
Nantucket Film Festival, Nantucket (USA) -
Chicago International Children Film Festival, Chicago (awarded)
KINEKO International Children’s Film Festival , Tokyo
KUKI International Short film Festival for Children and Youth, Berlin
Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Doha (Qatar)

Festival international de films pour enfants Filem’on (Belgique) (awarded)


Study guide: German