Penguin King

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Penguin King
Scan of penguin king cardboard toy, from French Happy Meal promotion for The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Artwork of the Penguin King in The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Species Penguin
First appearance The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Portrayed by Khary Payton

The Penguin King is a supporting character and the ruler of the Snow Kingdom in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. He leads his army of penguins into battle when Bowser and his Koopa Troop attack. However, he and his army fail as Bowser and Kamek easily overpower them. The Penguin King and his army are later trapped in cages suspended high above lava in Bowser's Castle, along with Luigi, a Lumalee, some Goombas,[1] and, later on, the Kong army.

The Penguin King is voiced by Khary Payton in the English dub of the film.


Main article: List of The Super Mario Bros. Movie quotes § Penguin King
  • "Attack!"
  • "That is but a taste of our fury. Do you yield?"
  • "Pay him no heed. He's cute, but he is (cuckoo noise)."
  • "Please! We are depressed enough!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Le roi des Pingouins
The king of Razorbills
Italian Re Pinguotto
Re Pinguino (The Super Mario Bros. Movie Official Storybook)
Re del Regno delle Nevi (behind the scenes content's subtitles)
King Penguin; "Penguin" refered as the species that appears in the games
King Penguin; "Penguin" as for the real-life penguins
King of the Snow Kingdom


  1. ^ Illumination (March 9, 2023). The Super Mario Bros. Movie | Final Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved March 10, 2023.