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12th Oct '17 2:41:18 AM TroperNo9001
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* 'Animation/PororoTheLittlePenguin''

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* 'Animation/PororoTheLittlePenguin''''Animation/PororoTheLittlePenguin''
11th Oct '17 1:18:19 PM RedScharlach
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Maybe it's because they're birds that, oxymoronically, can't fly. Perhaps it's that they waddle around on two feet and remind people of themselves. Maybe it's because they look like they're wearing little tuxedos. It could be that they have no natural fear of humans, and are relatively easy to work with. Or, simply enough, it may just be because they're cute and [[InherentlyFunnyWords their name sounds funny]]. But whatever the reason, penguins are big, and adding them to a movie or show is almost guaranteed to up the ratings and the intake at the box office.

Not far in the past (the 06-07 region), [[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2003483843_penguinpalooza19.html penguins experienced a popularity surge]] due to movies such as ''Film/MarchOfThePenguins'', ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'', ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''. [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6166828.stm Opinion is divided]] as to why, but general consensus is that penguins are big money. Penguins are, in fact, the new [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkeys]].

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Maybe it's because they're birds that, oxymoronically, can't fly. Perhaps it's that they waddle around on two feet and remind people of themselves. Maybe it's because they look like they're wearing little tuxedos. It could be that they have no natural fear of humans, and are relatively easy to work with. Or, simply enough, Or it may be just be because they're cute and [[InherentlyFunnyWords their name sounds funny]]. But whatever the reason, penguins are big, and adding them to a movie or show is almost guaranteed to up the ratings and the intake take at the box office.

Not far in the past (the 06-07 region), In around 20067, [[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2003483843_penguinpalooza19.html penguins experienced a popularity surge]] due to movies such as ''Film/MarchOfThePenguins'', ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'', ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''. [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6166828.stm Opinion is divided]] as to why, but general consensus is that penguins are big money. Penguins are, in fact, the new [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkeys]].



* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' has an endangered species in Ice Hel known as the Wall Penguin. [[spoiler:It's spittle is the final ingredient for Century Soup.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' has an endangered species in Ice Hel known as the Wall Penguin. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler:Its spittle is the final ingredient for Century Soup.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' used this both in the box office, by combining penguins with ''dancing and pop music'', and in the world of the movie, where the sight of hundreds of penguins dancing in unison inspired people to begin protecting them. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
* ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'' rode the wave with a {{Mockumentary}} about surfing penguins, albeit to lesser box-office success than the previous two. It did get an Oscar nomination, however.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' used this both in at the box office, by combining penguins with ''dancing and pop music'', and in the world of the movie, in-universe, where the sight of hundreds of penguins dancing in unison inspired people humankind to begin protecting them. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
* ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'' rode the wave with a {{Mockumentary}} about surfing penguins, albeit to lesser box-office success than the previous two.''Happy Feet''. It did get an Oscar nomination, however.



* The Iceguin Ace dream eater in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'', though things aren't better when they're fought as enemies, due to their annoyingly fast movements and having multiple attacks capable of freezing you solid, which can lead to a CycleOfHurting in the prescence of certain other dream eaters.

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* The Iceguin Ace dream eater in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'', though things aren't better when they're fought as enemies, due to their annoyingly fast movements and having multiple attacks capable of freezing you solid, which can lead to a CycleOfHurting in the prescence presence of certain other dream eaters.



* The last bonus pet in ''VideoGame/{{Insaniquarium}}'' is a cute penguin. Which can summon a ''boxing glove out of it's beak'' to punch pets and fish alike, either making them drop money or triggering their powers.

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* The last bonus pet in ''VideoGame/{{Insaniquarium}}'' is a cute penguin. Which can summon a ''boxing glove out of it's its beak'' to punch pets and fish alike, either making them drop money or triggering their powers.
8th Oct '17 5:58:56 PM nombretomado
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* Gurin and Malon from the old HudsonSoft game ''Binary Land''.

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* Gurin and Malon from the old HudsonSoft Creator/HudsonSoft game ''Binary Land''.
24th Sep '17 5:49:44 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/MichaelChabon discusses this trope in ''Manhood for Amateurs'', and since he is [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Complaining About Penguins He Doesn't Like]] (in animated films for children), one is tempted to claim it as an inversion: "Chances are good that the thing featured penguins; for a while, the movies have all been featuring penguins. Naturally, there were the legally required 5.5 incidences of humor-stimulating flatulence per hour of running time."

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* Creator/MichaelChabon discusses this trope in ''Manhood for Amateurs'', and since he is [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Complaining About Penguins He Doesn't Like]] (in animated films for children), one is tempted to claim it as an inversion: "Chances are good that the thing featured penguins; for a while, the movies have all been featuring penguins. Naturally, there were the legally required 5.5 incidences of humor-stimulating flatulence per hour of running time."
20th Sep '17 5:28:06 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Anime/Kemono'' friends combines penguins with {{Idol Singer}}s to produce PPP[[note]]Penguins Performance Project[[/note]], whose members include Emperor, Princess (royal penguin), Gen (gentoo), Hululu (Humboldt) and Rocker (rockhopper).

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* ''Anime/Kemono'' friends ''Anime/KemonoFriends'' combines penguins with {{Idol Singer}}s to produce bring you PPP[[note]]Penguins Performance Project[[/note]], whose members include Emperor, Princess (royal penguin), Gen (gentoo), Hululu (Humboldt) and Rocker (rockhopper).
20th Sep '17 5:24:46 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Anime/Kemono'' friends combines penguins with {{Idol Singer}}s to produce PPP[[note]]Penguins Performance Project[[/note]], whose members include Emperor, Princess (royal penguin), Gen (gentoo), Hululu (Humboldt) and Rocker (rockhopper).
** This crossed over into the real world with the story of [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/grape-kun Grape-kun]], a penguin in a Japanese zoo who fell in love with a cardboard standee of Hululu and promptly captured the Internet's hearts.
13th Sep '17 4:42:03 PM nombretomado
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* The reward for completing a maze in the old black-and-white AppleMacintosh game ''[[VideoGame/ThroughTheLookingGlass Amazing]]'' was a picture of a penguin blowing a trumpet.

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* The reward for completing a maze in the old black-and-white AppleMacintosh UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh game ''[[VideoGame/ThroughTheLookingGlass Amazing]]'' was a picture of a penguin blowing a trumpet.
7th Sep '17 8:58:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}: Opposing Force'' has an EasterEgg in Capture the Flag mode that replaces the enemy-following, exploding snarks with [[http://www.eeggs.com/items/16353.html penguins with grenades strapped to their backs]], dood!

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}: ''VideoGame/HalfLife: Opposing Force'' has an EasterEgg in Capture the Flag mode that replaces the enemy-following, exploding snarks with [[http://www.eeggs.com/items/16353.html penguins with grenades strapped to their backs]], dood!
6th Sep '17 11:50:14 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft. Giant albino mutant penguins. The horror of which is somewhat mitigated by the fact that he earlier, in the same story, refers to plain old regular penguins as "grotesque". ''Everything'' is grotesque. Everything you wouldn't normally see in New England, at least.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft. ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness''. Giant albino mutant penguins. The horror of which is somewhat mitigated by the fact that he earlier, in the same story, refers to plain old regular penguins as "grotesque". ''Everything'' is grotesque. Everything you wouldn't normally see in New England, at least.
26th Aug '17 5:15:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[ArTonelico o/~ Pippen, pippen ooooh! o/~]]

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* [[ArTonelico [[VideoGame/ExaPico o/~ Pippen, pippen ooooh! o/~]]
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