3-2-1 Penguins! is a sci-fi series of Christian computer-animated cartoons launched on November 14, 2000. 3-2-1 Penguins was originally produced direct-to-video similar to the other Big Idea, Inc. series, VeggieTales and seven videos were released between 2000 and 2003. The direct-to-video series held the top spot on the Soundscan kid video sales charts for its first 18 weeks of release. and has sold 1.5 million videos to date and was the #1 seller on Christian Booksellers Association's video list in 2001. 3-2-1 Penguins appeared on NBC, Ion Television, Telemundo (in Spanish) and Qubo and ran for three original seasons (with the first season consisting of television broadcasts of the home videos) and continued in reruns until 2012. The series was the No. 1 or No. 2 ranked show on NBC's Qubo Saturday morning kids block in 2008.
Buckle up and join the interplanetary adventures of a pair of seven-year-old twins and their favorite space-traveling Penguin friends! Filled with wacky humor and lovable characters, 3-2-1 Penguins! entertains and educates kids (and adults!), imparting life lessons and values, along with lots of laughs!
- The show would share timeslots with Larryboy: The Cartoon Adventures during its original run on Qubo, with Larryboy airing once a month and Penguins taking up the rest of it.