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The Penguins with the three Little Muppet Monsters stars
PERFORMER Jim Kroupa Nicky Napoleon
DEBUT 1985

Animatronic penguin

Nicky Napoleon and His Emperor Penguins is the name of a Muppet penguin band first seen in episodes of Little Muppet Monsters, then later as a penguin orchestra in Muppet*Vision 3D.

In Muppet*Vision 3D, the penguins are most prominent as a collection of audio-animatronic characters within the physical theater. However, a few band members are seen as puppets, flying through the air during the explosive climax. Individual band members include Elmer, Eugene, and Estelle. With the exception of two full-bodied penguins who fire the cannon, Nicky Napoleon and company end at the waist. Scissor lifts within the orchestra pit raise and lower the penguins to the audience's view.

In The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years, the penguins combined with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem to form the orchestra, conducted by Nigel.

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