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


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.


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.