It seems that the whole Antarctic population is dancing on ice this morning after it was announced that the evil Emperor Penguin has finally been overthrown.
Battles have been raging across the icy continent for months as the Emperor's forces tried to clamp down on a well organised band of rebels.
The troubles began in March 2011 as the Gentoo and Waitaha tribes began demanding the liberation of their traditional glacial homelands from the grip of the empire.
The Emperor's forces quickly deployed Leopard Seals to the area in a bid to quash the uprising, but it soon became clear that a major rebellion was forming. By June, as tempers flared and temperatures soared to a sticky -12, the situation became critical. Casualty numbers mounted on both sides and the rebels annointed their own King Penguin.
In a statement to the UN last November, the Emperor said that things were not as black and white as the rebels made out and that every penguin had a dark side, usually the back.
The decisive moment came when a fearless band of rebels hid aboard the Millennium Penguin and stole the plans to the Emperor's new secret weapon, the Death Berg.
These plans eventually enabled a concerted attack by rebel forces to infiltrate the Berg's defences, while a lone X-Fin pilot called Icewalker regurgitated a well aimed crop-full of herring into the Death Berg's frozen core, causing a devestating chain reaction and the Berg's rapid melt into oblivion.
The liberated rebel forces have been celebrating, showing off their happy feet and skidding about on their bellies in an amusing fashion.
However shocking videos have since emerged on Youtube, apparently showing the fallen Emperor Penguin being dragged away by his captors, before being shot in the head and rogered with a frozen mackerel.