Hugo is an animated short which was the start of what later became the Pingu television series. It was filmed in 1980.
- This marks the only time a Polar Bear is seen.
- This short is avaliable on the Japanese Season 2 DVD.
- Hugo's Model is similar to Pingg.
- Polar bears and penguins are not native to the same country, which may explain why the polar bear does not appear in the series.