Pingu's Ice Cave is the seventeenth episode of the first season.


Pingu's dad is ironing and Pingu is practising his writing while his mum watches, when Pingo comes over and asks if Pingu can come out to play. The parents say it is alright and the two young penguins are outside in a flash. They play with Pingo's ball and Pingu gets so carried away, that he kicks the ball backwards over his head and it goes off into an overhang in the ice.

Pingo goes to retrieve the ball but the ground wobbles under his weight. Pingu tries edging over to the ball himself as he weighs less, but the ground still tips forward under him. Pingu then gets Pingo to sit down on the end of the wobbling ice to keep it in balance while he tries again to fetch the ball. Suddenly Pingo stands up without thinking and they all fall through the ground into an ice cave. Pingu starts crying, but Pingo is sure they can climb back up to the trapdoor again. Then the entrance collapses above them and Pingo starts crying instead. Pingu comforts his friend and they explore further into the cave to find another way out.

After looking around in the dripping, echoy caverns and edging their way along a long ice shelf, they come to a load of abandoned miners' tools and they see a slope to the surface where the sun light is shining in. Pingo is worried about the sheer drop in between, but Pingu has the answer. He swings across to the other side, using the miners' rope hanging from the ceiling, which comes away as he lands. Luckily Pingu has another idea; he lassoes the rope onto a small stalagmite next to Pingo, and tells Pingo to hang onto it and shuffle his way across the chasm, with Pingu holding onto the rope on the other side. Pingo's weight starts to take its toll and Pingu begins to slip, but he holds on doggedly and quickly tugs on the rope, pulling Pingo back up as fast he can. Pingo reaches his flipper across to the other side and Pingu edges over to catch his friend. Pingo reaches his wing out and Pingo catches hold of him just in time.

Pingo is trembling visibly from the experience, but is very relieved to be safe, so the two of them edge up the slope to the surface. Pingu opens up a man hole cover and finds himself back in the open. He climbs cheerfully up, helps his friend out, puts the man hole cover back and decides that this will be quite enough adventures for one day.



  • In the scene where the entrance to the cave collapses, the ball is gone.



Pingu's Ice Cave

Pingu's Ice Cave

Original Version

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Restored Version

Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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