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The Pink Panther Show

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The Pink Panther Show
Pink Panther Show.jpg
Premiere September 6, 1969
Finale December 11, 1982
Creator
Network NBC (1969-1978, 1982-84)
ABC (1978-1979)
Style 30 to 90 minute animated anthology
Company DePatie-Freleng Enterprises,
United Artists Television
Origin USA

The Pink Panther Show is an anthology program that ran animated shorts co-produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and Mirisch Films, all created for theatrical and television airplay in the 1960s and 1970s. The show was produced by DFE in association with United Artists Television (whose successor-in-interest, MGM Television, now distributes the show in syndication). DePatie-Freleng produced all but Pink Panther and Sons, which was made by the Hanna-Barbera studio, the 1993 Panther series, made by MGM Animation, and 2010's Pink Panther and Pals, also by MGM Animation.

During its original network runs, The Pink Panther Show featured these cartoons:

  • The Pink Panther
  • The Inspector (based on the Inspector Clouseau character played by Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther feature films)
  • Roland and Rattfink
  • The Ant and the Aardvark
  • Tijuana Toads (later renamed Texas Toads over stereotyping issues)
  • The Blue Racer
  • Hoot Kloot
  • The Dogfather
  • Misterjaw
  • Crazylegs Crane

Music for the series was written by composers Doug Goodwin (who also wrote the show's theme song, "Panther Pink Panther from Head to Toes" [1]), Walter Greene and Bill Lava, with the character's eponymous theme song, written and performed by famed composer Henry Mancini, featured prominently on the show.

The Pink Panther Show serves as the umbrella title for the following incarnations of the series:

Title Network Duration
The Pink Panther Show NBC 1969 - 1970
The Pink Panther Meets the Ant and the Aardvark NBC 1970 - 1971
The New Pink Panther Show NBC 1971 - 1974
The Pink Panther and Friends NBC 1974 - 1976
The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show NBC 1976 - 1977
Think Pink Panther NBC 1977 - 1978
The All New Pink Panther Show ABC 1978 - 1979
Pink Panther and Sons NBC 1982-84
The Pink Panther Syndicated 1993-95
Pink Panther and Pals Cartoon Network 2010-current


Contents

Cast

Actor Character
Billed Cast
Dave Barry Additional voices
Mel Blanc Additional voices
June Foray Additional voices
Rich Little Additional voices
Paul Frees The Commissioner
Athena Lorde Additional voices
Marvin Miller Additional voices
Laura Olsher Additional voices
Hal Smith Additional voices
Larry Storch Additional voices
Bob Ogle Harry Halibut
Paul Winchell Fearless Freddy
John Byner Aardvark
Ant
Don Diamond Fatso
Helen Gerald Additional voices
Joan Gerber Additional voices
Pat Harrington, Jr. The Inspector
Deux-Deux
Tom Holland Banjo
Arte Johnson Misterjaw
Arnold Stang Catfish

Seasons

In-Depth

External links