The Thing – PINGU Edition AKA Thingu

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      I HAVEN’T SEEN John Carpenter’s 80’s horror, The Thing, starring Kurt Russell and it is something I have on my to watch list. That doesn’t mean I, or you, can’t appreciate the genius of the claymation version involving penguins, starring the animated Pingu as protagonist.

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16 thoughts on “The Thing – PINGU Edition AKA Thingu

  1. Banned??????

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  2. I saw “The Thing” (50’s version) way back then. Scary.
    B&W, too
    James Arness played the title role.
    IIRR

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    1. Wow never knew there’d been three versions (Pingu the fourth..)

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  3. I guess John Carpenters take was all about flamethrowers. Well that short informed me of what i’d been watching all these years.

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  4. I’ll have to check this out! John Carpenter’s The Thing is on my top 10 list of movies. I own a copy which says a lot because I don’t really feel the need to own movies. But sometimes, just sometimes you need it at the ready and that movie is one of them.

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    1. Cool man, enjoy. I hope Pingu hasn’t ruined it, but I doubt there’s too much similarity beyond the basic outline.

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  5. when monkey watch mr carpenter movie of the thing it make monkey gormless with fearfulness. Man tell monkey it only a movie. that not help even 1 %.

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  6. If you know the John Carpenter version then the Pingu film is a lot funnier. The Thing scared the bejesus out of me when I watched it as a teenager back in the 80s; excellent horror film using prosthetics, models and I think there was some stop-motion animation in there too. The Pingu version is a perfect short synopsis but it may have spoiled the original for you if you haven’t seen it yet!

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    1. I got the jist from Pingu, but I’ll still watch the original at some point.

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  7. That was a pretty accurate rendition. Good movie. Both.

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  8. Claymation! Penguins!!!! Way better than the original.

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  9. VictoryInTrouble June 14, 2016 — 2:48 AM

    LOL! Pingu is the weirdest cartoon ever, but that was even weirder…

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    1. Big time. And those penguins can act.

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