Mr. Peng-Hoven is an old, poor penguin who owns a barrel organ and lives in a crumbling old house.


Pingu first met Mr. Peng-Hoven one day when he was playing is barrel organ and decided to help. Pingu went out with the barrel organ to do Mr. Peng-Hoven's shopping and thanks to the music he got anything for free. Pingu then filled up the holes in Mr. Peng-Hoven's igloo. Mr. Peng-Hoven was touched at Pingu's kindness and gave the young penguin his harmonica as a reward.

Pingu once delivered a box of pop-corn to Mr. Peng-Hoven, when he and Pinga were trying to clear out the masses of pop-corn which they had not actually intended to make so much of.

When the funfair comes to the South Pole, Mr. Peng-Hoven often plays his barrel organ there too.

Later on, when Mr. Peng-Hoven started feeling ill from a lack of food, his grown-up daughter came to live with him and help him make some more money with her ticket store for lucky wins to get a life-time supply of best quality fish. Then one day Pingu got one of the winning tickets, but decided to give his winnings to Mr. Peng-Hoven and Miss Peng-Hoven.

Nowadays, he works at The Ski Slope.


He is often sad because he does not have any money. However, he is a kindhearted penguin.


He is an old penguin, who sometimes wears a hat, and has wrinkles under his eyes. He often have a sad look on his face due to the fact that he is so poor.



Main Characters
Pingu · Pinga · Pingu's Mother · Pingu's Father · Grandpa
Recurring Characters
Robby · Pingo · Pingg · Pongi · Pingi
Minor Characters
Main article: List of minor characters
Pingu's Aunts · The Twins · Grandpa (Maternal) · Mr. Peng-Chips · Mr. Peng-Hoven · Miss Peng-Hoven · The Baker · Mr. Peng-Mail · The Salesman · Pengy · Mrs. Peng-Sniff · Punki · Mr. Pengatel · Mr. Penganaide · Mrs. McGreedy · Mother Peng-Pride · The Famous Artist · Baby Penguins · The Strangers · The Yellow Beaked Penguin · The Strikers · The Disabled Penguin · The Sad Penguin · The Mayor · Pingi's Mother · Pingo's Father · Pingo's Grandfather · Pingg's Father · The Seagull · Green Penguins (Pingj) · The Bride's family · Bajoo · Popoff · Giant Walrus · Polar Bear
Pingu in the City Characters
Pikuru · Pen-Pen · Chef Fred · The Coach