Pingu's Long Journey (or Pingu’s Big Trip in Antarctic Antics) is the fourth episode of the third season of Pingu which was broadcast on July 6th, 1995.


When Pingu sees a poster advertising hot holiday's on a golden beach with sunshine and palm trees, he decides to have a holiday too. He runs home to his shed and converts his sledge into an ice yacht. He then puts a barrel on the yacht loads it with a large fish and a loaf of bread.

While Pingu goes to get a sheet to protect the food, Pinga goes into the shed to have a look at his ice yacht. She decides she would like to go on Pingu's holiday too, so she pulls the food out of the barrel, shoves it into an empty crate and jumps into the barrel himself. Pingu does not notice Pinga inside the barrel as he just throughs the sheet onto the barrel without looking. Pingu pushing his ice yacht out of the shed and looks about to say goodbye to Pinga, but cannot see her anywhere so he sets off on his long journey. 

After a while, Pingu begins to feel tired. He cannot understand why his load is so heavy, so at the top of a hill he stops for a bite to eat. But just as Pingu reaches for the barrel, it starts giggling about and Pinga springs up like a jack-in-the-box. Pingu is not pleased to see Pinga at all, being as he wants to have a holiday on his own. Then Pingu peers inside the empty barrel and is even more cross. Luckily Pinga has got the food situation covered as she has brought two lolly-pops with her.

After they finish their two and only lolly-pops, Pingu and Pinga continue on their journey. Then they come to a very confusing sign post and Pingu does not know which way to go. Pinga then starts to feel hungry and cold. She complains that they are not having a nice hot holiday after all, to which Pingu replies that it's thanks to her that his holiday is ruined and that it's all her fault that they have not got any food. Pinga begins to sob miserably. Pingu feels sorry and then tells her he can have his holiday some other time.

So Pingu pushes Pinga home on the ice yacht and they arrive back at the igloo just as night falls. Mother is very pleased to see them home in time for tea as she has been making delicious cake for them. As Pingu and Pinga tuck into their slices of Mother's cake, Pingu decides that however ideal holidays can be, the food always tastes best back at home.



  • Pingu's House
  • Pingu's Shed


  • This is the only 3rd season episode released on home media in America.


  • How did Pingu know that Pinga was listening to him outside the shed door?
  • When Pinga jumps out of the barrel with a handbag which she did not have when she got in.
  • Pinga cannot surely be hungry again when she's just had a lolly-pop.


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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