Many kids today don’t know what it felt like being born a 90s baby. I grew up watching an animated TV series that aired on UTV. It was called Pingu.
Yes, you heard me it was the better version of UBC, may it rest in peace. However, the death of UTV is a story for another time.
Tony Wolf real names Antonio Lupatelli, the 88-year old genius behind the global children’s TV series, “PINGU.” A noot noot sound making penguin passed on.
Born in Busseto, Italy in 1930, Lupatelli brought the Pingu comics to printing page which was later adapted into a children’s animated series in 1990 by German-Swiss born animator, Otman Gutmann, which won a BAFTA award with several published titles.
Death of Lupatelli
On Friday 18th May in Cremona, La Repubblica reported the death of the 88-year old Antonio Lupatelli.
Lupatelli who has enjoyed a lot of success with his career has illustrated “Fleetway” in Britain and “Fratelli Fabbri Editori” and “Lo Scarabeo” in Italy.
Best known for his fairy tale creations featuring dragons, gnomes and other mystical creatures in Fairy Tarot cards, in 1980, Wolf wrote and illustrated The Woodland Folk Series.
He was also known by his real name, Tony Wolf, Oda Taro, L’Alpino and Antony Moore.
Pingu Published Titles
Pingu and the Seal, Pingu the sportsman, Pingu the Star and Pingu the Adventurer. He also illustrated the accompanying books published by BBC Worldwide.
Lupatelli’s death comes as shock to many who remember the brain behind the funny looking Pingu. Our hearts go out to his family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Source: Daily Mail
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Author: Hudson Okello
Hudson is a freelance author for Newslibre that loves writing about tech, entertainment and news around the world.