The Pink Panther



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The animated Pink Panther character's initial appearance in the live action film's title sequence, directed by Friz Freleng, was such a success with audiences and United Artists that the studio signed Freleng and his DePatie-Freleng Enterprises studio to a multi-year contract for a series of Pink Panther theatrical cartoon shorts.

The first entry in the series, 1964's The Pink Phink, featured the Panther harassing his foil, a little white moustached man who is actually a caricature of Friz Freleng, by constantly trying to paint the little man's blue house pink. The Pink Phink won the 1964 Academy Award for Animated Short Film, and subsequent shorts in the series, usually featuring the Pink Panther opposite the little man, were successful releases.

In the fall of 1969, the Pink Panther cartoons made their way to NBC television on shown Saturday mornings via The Pink Panther Show. NBC added a laugh track to the original cartoons, with Marvin Miller brought on as an off-camera narrator talking to the Pink Panther during bumper segments featuring the Pink Panther and The Inspector together.

Pink Panther shorts made after 1969 were produced for both broadcast and film release, typically appearing on television first, and released to theatres by United Artists. One version of the show was called The Think Pink Panther Show. A number of sister series joined The Pink Panther on movie screens and on the airwaves, among them The Ant and the Aardvark, The Tijuana Toads (a.k.a. The Texas Toads), Hoot Kloot, and Misterjaw (a.k.a. Mr. Jaws and Catfish). There were also a series of animated shorts called The Inspector, with the bumbling Clouseau inspired Inspector and his Spanish-speaking sidekick Sgt. Deux-Deux, whom the Inspector is forever correcting.

The Pink Panther Show featured the following segments:

Over its nine years on various television networks, The Pink Panther Show had a variety of names:


Short number Title
001 The Pink Phink
002 Pink Pajamas
003 We Give Pink Stamps
004 Dial 'P' for Pink
005 Sink Pink
006 Pickled Pink
007 Pinkfinger
008 Shocking Pink
009 Pink Ice
010 The Pink Tail Fly
011 Pink Panzer
012 An Ounce of Pink
013 Reel Pink
014 Bully for Pink
015 Pink Punch
016 Pink Pistons
017 Vitamin Pink
018 The Pink Blueprint
019 Pink, Plunk, Plink
020 Smile Pretty, Say Pink
021 Pink-A-Boo
022 Genie with the Light Pink Fur
023 Super Pink
024 Rock A Bye Pinky
025 Pinknic
026 Pink Panic
027 Pink Posies
028 Pink of the Litter
029 In the Pink
030 Jet Pink
031 Pink Paradise
032 Pinto Pink
033 Congratulations It's Pink
034 Prefabricated Pink
035 The Hand is Pinker than the Eye
036 Pink Outs
037 Sky Blue Pink
038 Pinkadilly Circus
039 Psychedelic Pink
040 Come On In! The Water's Pink
041 Put-Put, Pink
042 G.I. Pink
043 Lucky Pink
044 The Pink Quarterback
045 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink
046 Pink Valiant
047 The Pink Pill
048 Prehistoric Pink
049 Pink in the Clink
050 Little Beaux Pink
051 Tickled Pink
052 Pink Sphinx
053 Pink is a Many Splintered Thing
054 The Pink Package Plot
055 Pinkcome Tax
056 Pink-A-Rella
057 Pink Pest Control
058 Think Before You Pink
059 Slink Pink
060 In the Pink of the Night
061 Pink on the Cob
062 Extinct Pink
063 A Fly in the Pink
064 Pink Blue Plate
065 Pink Tuba-Dore
066 Pink Pranks
067 The Pink Flea
068 Psst Pink
069 Gong with the Pink
070 Pink-In
071 Pink 8 Ball
072 Pink Aye
073 Trail of the Lonesome Pink
074 Pink DaVinci
075 Pink Streaker
076 Salmon Pink
077 Forty Pink Winks
078 Pink Plasma
079 Pink Elephant
080 Keep Our Forests Pink
081 Bobolink Pink
082 It's Pink But is it Mink?
083 Pink Campaign
084 The Scarlet Pinkernel
085 Mystic Pink
086 The Pink of Arabee
087 The Pink Pro
088 Pink Piper
089 Pinky Doodle
090 Sherlock Pink
091 Rocky Pink
092 Therapeutic Pink
093 Pink Pictures
094 Pink Arcade
095 Pink Lemonade
096 Pink Trumpet
097 Sprinkle Me Pink
098 Dietetic Pink
099 Pink U.F.O.
100 Pink Lightning
101 Cat and the Pink Stalk
102 Pink Daddy
103 Pink S.W.A.T.
104 Pink and Shovel
105 Pinkologist
106 Yankee Doodle Pink
107 Pink Press
108 Pet Pink Pebbles
109 The Pink of Bagdad
110 Pink in the Drink
111 Pink Bananas
112 Pinktails for Two
113 Pink Z-Z-Z
114 Star Pink
115 Pink Breakfast
116 Toro Pink
117 Pink Quackers
118 String Along in Pink
119 Pink in the Woods
120 Pink Pull
121 Spark Plug Pink
122 Doctor Pink
123 Pink Suds
124 Supermarket Pink









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Genre Animated Series
Directed by Gerry Chiniquy
Arthur Davis
Voices of Dave Barry  John Byner  June Foray
Narrated by  
Counrty of origin United States
No. of episodes 124
Running Time)  
Original Run
11 September 1976  
Language English