In 29th October 2001, the company collapsed and all its assets were sold to HiT Entertainment for over £15.9m. As of today, the studio exists as an in-name-only unit used to market properties and productions associated with the Pingu library, as a result, despite retaining the copyright, they didn't have much involvement for Seasons 5-6 & Pingu in the City.
Pingu Studio (formerly known as Trickfilmstudio Otmar Gutmann and Pingu Filmstudio) was an animation company that was formed by Otmar Gutmann and a division of The Pygos Group. The only known show they have produced is Pingu. Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Pingu At The Wedding Party and Season 4 were made at this studio. It was located in Russikon, Switzerland near Zurich.
- Otmar Gutmann - Founder, Director, Animator, Modelmaker, Producer, Writer (died 1993)
- Harald Mücke - Co-founder
- Silvio Mazzola - Writer (after Gutmann died)
- Guido Weber - Co-writer (after Gutmann died)
- Seishi Katto - Animator, Director (after Gutmann died)
- Javier Garcia - Animator, Director (after Gutmann died)
- Emilia Séchy - Chief, Modelmaker
- Andrea Schuch - Chief, Modelmaker
- Gabriella Mache - Modelmaker
- Staschia Moser - Modelmaker
- Nancy Zedi - Modelmaker
- Anja Sauer - Modelmaker
- Ruben Diaz - Modelmaker
- Marianne Boos - Modelmaker