Carlo Bonomi, the Italian voice actor known for his work on the popular kids claymation TV show Pingu, has died.

The 85-year-old created his own language to voice the stop-motion show about Pingu the penguin, who lives with his family in an igloo in Antarctica.

The characters speak in comedic rambles with no-to-little-to-clear English sounds – known as ‘penguinese’.

But the lack of English is made up for their actions, movement, and facial expressions, leaving it up to the viewer to interpret.

Pingu aired from 1986 to 2006 and lasted six seasons.