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The Penguin, aka Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is a mob boss in Gotham City, and one of Batman and Robin's greatest foes. He frequently pairs up with the Joker.

Physical appearance

The Penguin is a short, rotund and middle-aged Caucasian male, with brown hair, jowled facial skin and a very long nose. He wears a black tuxedo suit, white gloves, a bow tie, a monocle and a top hat and carries an umbrella.


True to his name, the Penguin is obsessed with all things that are aviary in nature. He is cunning, ruthless and singularly concerned only with how he can profit from his schemes.

Skills and abilities

A master of bird related puns, he relies on his quick wit and intellect in most situations. When that fails, he deploys conventional gadgets and weapons against his victims.


  • Umbrella: His signature possession is a black umbrella, which he always carries with him.


The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Season one

Joker (left) and Penguin unmasked in their haunted house.

The Joker and Penguin were involved in a counterfeiting operation, and they used the haunted house at the Gotham City Amusement Park as their hideout. When Batman and Robin explored the haunted house in order to search for them, the criminal duo used numerous spooky tricks and mechanisms to attempt to scare them away, which proved fruitless. However, they captured Batman and Robin by luring them into a trap room, which they couldn't escape from because the walls were too smooth for their Bat-lines to hook onto anything. When the heroes failed to return, the gang got worried and decided to investigate the haunted house themselves. When they did, they too were subject to the Joker's and Penguin's tricks and traps. However, despite their best efforts, they failed to scare the gang away.

The Penguin is revealed to be the Troll.

In a final attempt to get rid of them, they disguised themselves as skeletons and tried to chase them off. The disguises backfired; Scooby-Doo mistook them for "delicious-looking bones" and started chasing them. They ended up falling into their own trap, the very same one they used to capture Batman and Robin. After their capture, the two villains revealed that while they did pass the counterfeit money, they did not print it; the actual mastermind behind the operation was someone else whose identity they didn't even know.[1]

The Joker and Penguin later attempted to steal a flying suit from a spoonerism-prone inventor. They disguised themselves as a dryad and a troll, hoping to scare the gang off their trail.[2]

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

He and Joker attempted to find the fortune of Bulldog Benson.[3]

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up

Penguin in Scooby's dream.

At the beginning of his visit to the Mystery Analysts of Gotham City headquarters, Scooby-Doo dozed off and dreamt he was Batman's sidekick (wearing Robin's clothes), helping him take out the Penguin.[4]

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Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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Appearances in other media

  • The Penguin (real name Oswald Cobblepot) is one of Batman's greatest and most enduring adversary. He was originally conceived as a comic-book character by artist, Bob Kane, and writer, Bill Finger, for DC Comics; first appearing in Detective Comics #58 (December 1941).
  • Joker's first animated appearance was in the The Adventures of Batman segments of the Filmation-produced, The Batman/Superman Hour, which were later repackaged as Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder. He was voiced by Ted Knight, who would reprise the role for The New Scooby-Doo Movies. He also appeared in Hanna-Barbera's The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, voiced by Robert Morse.
  • The incarnation from the film Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold, originally appeared in Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold. In this series, he was voiced by Stephen Root, although the film recast the role with Tom Kenny, who voiced an unrelated version of Penguin in The WB's The Batman.


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