Pingu Rocks

Eskimo Disco, 7-11, featuring everyone’s favourite behaviourially-challenged, flightless seabird

Eskimo Disco, 7-11, featuring everyone’s favourite behaviourially-challenged, flightless seabird

Some more info: “Produced by HOT Animation for HIT Entertainment, the music video will be released on 20 November 2006 through Protest Recordings. ‘7-11’ is a glorious slab of intergalactic pop wizardry with a hook big enough to catch a whale and a beat as contagious as a cold.

Pingu and Eskimo Disco first collaborated in April 2006 on a viral campaign to coincide with the DVD release of Pingu Boogaloo. Inspired by the cult film Napoleon Dynamite, the viral achieved almost 80,000 downloads and became an internet phenomenon, attracting fans from around the world. Based on the success of this early collaboration, Pingu rights owners Hit Entertainment then commissioned the music video through their BAFTA-winning animation studios HOT with Pingu in the starring role. The groundbreaking replacement stop-frame animated production took just two weeks to shoot and required a staggering 200 different Pingu models and moves. The video draws from a pastiche of influences ranging from Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video, Britney Spears’ ‘Baby One More Time’ video, Easy Riders and OK Go’s recent internet phenomenon.”

You can also make Pingu dance here which, apparently, is how it all started.

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