The Best Episodes of The Pink Panther
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2019
In 1963, movie director Blake Edwards asked David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng (who had just opened their cartoon studio, DePatie-Freleng) to design a character for the opening titles of his movie, "The Pink Panther". Of many drawings, Edwards selected the cool design by Hawley Pratt. The opening of the movie became so famous that United Artists, the distributor of the movie, told them to make a cartoon series with the character. The cartoon series started in 1964 and became very successful, the first short called "The Pink Phink" won an Academy Award. After the success of the Pink Panther cartoons, DePatie and Freleng introduced other cartoon series like "The Inspector" and "Roland and Rattfink", however, none of them became as famous as their first creation. The last theatrically released Pink Panther cartoon, "Therapeutic Pink", was made in 1977. More cartoons were made in 1978-1979, for television distribution. In 1984, DePatie-Freleng was already gone so Hanna-Barbera made a new cartoon series "The Pink Panther and Sons". It wasn't successful and it was cancelled soon. In September 1993, a new half-hour series made for syndication by MGM Television Animation premiered. It was simply called "The Pink Panther". In these new cartoons, Pink Panther spoke. He was voiced by Matt Frewer. In this show, two other classic DePatie-Freleng cartoons, The Ant and the Aardvark and The Dogfather were revived. New characters, Voodoo Man and Manly Man were introduced. This show ended in May 1995, after only two seasons.
#1 - Pink Tuba-Dore
Season 2 - Episode 32
A tuba-instrumenter interrupts Pink Panther while he is trying to get some relaxation.
#10 - Doctor Pink
Season 4 - Episode 30
Hospital janitor Pink takes up first aid, to the disgust of the duty doctor.
#15 - Come On In, The Water's Pink
Season 2 - Episode 7
The Pink Panther goes to the beach and sees this big strong guy impressing the women, so the Pink Panther uses some blown up muscle to draw the attention of the ladies to him. The man becomes infuriated and tries to retain his spot as big muscle guy.
#18 - The Pink Phink
Season 1 - Episode 1
When seeing a new house to buy, the Pink Panther sees Pale-man-a depiction of Friz Freling-painting the house blue. Through several occasions, the Pink Panther eventually paints the house pink. The pale-man accidentally grows pink flower when burying cans of pink paint. After noticing this, the Pink Panther eventually buys the house since it matches him. "The Pink Phink" won the 1964 Oscar for Best Short Subjects: Cartoons.