Playboy Penguin
Looney Tunes character
First appearanceFrigid Hare (1949)
Created byChuck Jones
Voiced byFrank Welker (1998)
In-universe information
SpeciesPenguin
GenderMale

Playboy Penguin is a character in the animated cartoon Looney Tunes, created by Chuck Jones. He debuted in 1949's Frigid Hare and he re-appeared in 1950's 8 Ball Bunny.[1]

History

Playboy Penguin is a mute, ice-skating baby penguin that seeks out Bugs Bunny's help. In his debut episode Frigid Hare, the little penguin is being pursued by an Eskimo hunter in Antarctica until he finds Bugs Bunny, who helps him to help escape the hunter's clutches.[2] Afterwards, Playboy Penguin whispers to Bugs that he can have his vacation in Antarctica, as the nights are six months long there.

In 8 Ball Bunny, Playboy Penguin ask Bugs to take him home; the duo ends up going on various misadventures while trying to get to Antarctica (despite it later being revealed that the little penguin was born in captivity in Hoboken), including encountering Humphrey Bogart.[3]

Later appearances

Playboy Penguin appears in The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries episode "Mirage Sale".

Playboy Penquin makes a cameo in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Prom-ise Her Anything" as a tuxedo.

Playboy Penguin makes a cameo in the Nintendo DS game Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck.

Playboy Penguin appears in Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas. He is first seen at the Luck Duck Superstore, being scolded by Daffy Duck, only for Bugs Bunny to reprimand him for this action. Around the end of the movie, Daffy Duck hires Playboy Penguin as an employee.

Playboy Penguin makes a cameo appearance in the Looney Tunes Cartoons episodes "Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny!" and "Elf Help".

Playboy Penguin appears in the 1996 movie Space Jam. He appears in the scene right after Lola Bunny beats Bugs in the one on one. As Lola is walking out, he is seen standing in front of Wile E. Coyote. He also briefly appears in the 2021 sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy. He is seen in Bugs Bunny's flashback leaving Tune World alongside the other Looney Tunes.

References

  1. ^ Beck, Jerry, ed. (2020). The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons. Insight Editions. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-64722-137-9.
  2. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 203. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  3. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 212. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.