A man named Lee Hardcastle makes claymation and other animated films. His series "Done in 60 Seconds" recreates iconic horror and science fiction films in about one minute. Hardcastle's latest is a retelling of John Carpenter's The Thing starring a bunch of penguins:
If you like that, go to his site and see more 60-second horrors and a whole mess of other fun stuff.
[A wink and a nod to Bleeding Cool.]
UPDATE: The video Pingu's The Thing has been removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim. (From the Pingu people, not John Carpenter. Lee Hardcastle says he'll update on Jan 24.)