Pingu v The Thing

Yes, it stars a cute children's TV character, but this take on John Carpenter's horror classic is not one for the kids

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They’re both set in the Antarctic, boast stunning special effects and feature charismatic central performances from well-respected leading men, but that’s usually where the similarities between John Carpenter’s horror classic The Thing and pre-school claymation series Pingu end.

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Not in this case, though, because animator Lee Hardcastle has spliced together the two – like some kind of sick, highly entertaining experiment – to produce Pingu’s The Thing (or Thingu, as I like to call it). 

Expect plasticine gore galore as you witness the age-old battle between clay penguin and shape-shifting killer alien.

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