The power of the penguin’s adorable demeanour should never be underestimated.
Whether it’s the sassy waddle, the cheeky tuxedo or those adorable flapper wings that ensure they’re the epitome of cute, the end result is the same.
Humans are fascinated by penguins, it is a tale as old as time.
If you live in Cape Town or South Africa, you know this to be particularly true. In the Mother City, we have a little gem called Boulder’s Beach which rolls off the tongue of many locals in familiarity.
With the order of the penguins right in Simon’s Town’s midst, the African penguin group has dominated tourist attractions for years.
Previously a spot where people could enjoy the penguins up close, things seem to have recently changed up a bit. No longer can people swim alongside the little tykes, because it’s simply better for them to live in a world without daily human interference. However, these penguins have been known to get curious about our world from time to time, and sometimes even step out of the protected colony to go exploring.
Netflix saw the gap in the penguin market and started devising a plan that the penguins of Madagascar would have approved of.
They’re releasing a series about Simon’s Town local penguins, playfully called Penguin Town.
What we know so far.
- It’s going to be an 8 part documented-style series
- The show is airing on June 16th.
- It’s going to be narrated by Patton Oswaldt
- The penguins seem to be exploring Simon’s Town from what the trailer expresses
- It has a lot to do with there mating life and there will be some baby penguins
According to Netflix, it is a “delightful, and at times, dramatic docuseries.”
My only critique is that a rendition of UB40’s ‘Kingston Town’ dubbed ‘Penguin Town’ was not included as a soundtrack.
WATCH: Penguin Town Trailer