Pingu's New Kite (also known as "Pingu's Parents Have No Time") is the twelve episode of the second season which was first broadcast on May 9, 1993. 


Pingu and Pinga are flying their kite. Suddenly Pingu trips over and the wind drops. The kite is now stuck on top of the roof of the igloo, Pingu tries to pull it down but the string breaks snaps off. Pinga goes inside to get help from Mother and Father, but Mother is busy reading the newspaper and Father is busy ironing and they say they have no time to help them yet.

Back outside, Pingu is trying to dislodge the kite by throwing snowballs at it. The first one lands on Pinga's as she comes back out of the igloo. Pingu tries again and the second snowball hits the kite, which comes sliding off the roof and lands on the ground in a broken heap. This time Pingu goes in to ask for help, but Mother and Father still tell them to wait until they have stopped being busy. Pingu says exactly what he thinks of their busyness and he storms out, slamming the door as he goes.

Pingu and Pinga feel sure that Grandpa will help them, so they sledge off to his igloo. Grandpa hears them arrive and comes out to see what they want. Grandpa is happy to help and escorts his two grandchildren to his shed to make a new kite. Grandpa chops up the wood for the spine and the spar of the kite, he places the pieces into a cross shape and holds them in place while Pingu nails them together with a hammer. Pinga meanwhile is painting the material of the kite; she paints it all over in yellow with a large smiley face on it.

Back home, Mother and Father suddenly realise how long Pingu and Pingu have been gone. They go outside and call for them, but there’s no sign of the two young penguins. They then go and search for them on the tractor sledge.  They ask round at the post-office, the fishmonger's and the neighbour's if they have seen them, but they have not as they were all shut up at the time. Eventually they arrive at Grandpa's igloo, where they see a kite flying above the roof tops round the back. Mother and Father walk round to the back of Grandpa's to see Pingu flying their new kite, with Pinga and Grandpa watching. Mother and Father apologise to Pingu and Pinga for being so unhelpful to them and they thank Grandpa for helping them. They wave goodbye to Grandpa and they travel home with Pingu's sledge tied behind the tractor and Pingu still flying their new happy kite.



  • Pingu's Igloo
  • Grandpa's Igloo
  • The Post Office
  • A Fishmonger's


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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