The Pink Panther is a series of short animated films that were released at DePatie-Freleng Studios from 1964-1980. The animated series arose after the release of the eponymous feature film with Peter Sellers in the title role. The director of the early episodes was Fritz Freeling , the famous animator of many animated films of Warner Bros. "1930-1950 years. Each Pink Panther tape has a musical theme written by Henry Mancini . The very first animated film with the Panther - “ The Pink Phink ”, which was released in 1964, received the Oscar.
|The pink panther show|
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|Genre||sitcom , cartoon|
|Producer||David H. Depati, Frieze Freleng, Jim Foss, Bill Orcatt, Harry Love|
|Creator||David H. Depati, Frieze Freleng|
|Composer||Henry Mancini , Doug Goodwin , Walter Green|
|Studio||Mirisch Films, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises|
|Number of seasons||four|
|Number of episodes||124|
|Batch length||less than 10 minutes|
|Tv channel||NBC , ABC|
In the early 1960s, Blake Edwards decided to remove the detective farce about the stupid inspector Clouseau . The film was called "Pink Panther" - in honor of the huge diamond of astronomical value, around which the whole action spins. According to the director, each series was to be preceded by an animated screensaver. Fritz Freeling was invited to create it. Edwards turned to him in 1962, proposing a joint work to create the image of the Pink Panther. In total, about 150 options were made, and then Edwards asked to make an entire cartoon, preceding the credits of the film, with its own plot. After the premiere, the cartoon received better press responses than the film itself.
The panther has a name - Pinky ( English Pinky ). It should be noted that Panther is a male character. The main adversary of Panther is the Man with a big nose (Big Nose Man), who, thanks to the efforts of the Pink hero, can’t build a house (in the cartoon “ Pink Blueprint ”, 1966), he can’t sleep normally (“ Rock-a-Bye Pinky ” , 1966), then he does not manage to feed the builders' fill (in “ Pink Blue Plate ”, 1971), etc. Pink also has new opponents - a gang of three dogs: the thug Pog, the thin Louis and the Boss, the shortest of triples; in addition to them, a blue anteater and a shaman from the island also appear.
- In the Taiwanese TV series “ zh: 海派 甜心 ”, the name of the protagonist, the silly teenager Da Lang, came directly from the onomatopoeic imitation of the main musical theme of the cartoon, which was his favorite tune, while Pink Panther herself was his favorite toy. Also in the movie " Tattooed " with Jean Gabin and Louis de Funes , the main roles are music from the Pink Panther in the episode where Montagnac and Mizre catch robbers in their castle.