The Pink Phink
Studio: DePatie Freleng Release Date : December 18, 1964 Series: Pink Panther
Cumulative rating:
(9 ratings submitted)

Associated Studio(s)

Mirisch Company / Geoffrey


A house painter attempts to pain a house blue, while the Pink Panther is right behind him trying to paint it pink.


Pink Panther
The Little Man



Isadore "Friz" Freleng
Hawley Pratt


Don Williams
Bob Matz
Norman "Norm" McCabe
Laverne "Verne" Harding


John W. Dunn


William "Bill" Lava


Tom O'Loughlin


Richard "Dick" Ung


David H. DePatie
Isadore "Friz" Freleng

Film Editor

Lee Gunther


Hawley Pratt

Production Supervisor

Bill Orcutt

Theme Music

Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini


Won the 1964 Academy Award (Oscar): Best Animated Short Film


United Artists


  • First Pink Panther cartoon.


The Pink Panther Show (Season 1, Episode 11)
The Pink Panther and Friends (Season 1, Episode 1)


United States

The Pink Panther's Greatest Hits
The Pink Panther

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Pink Panther Animation Archive


United States

The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1: Pranks in the Pink
The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection - Jet Pink
The Pink Panther Ultimate Collection
The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection (9 Disc Set - 2009)
The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection (5 Disc Set - 2006)
The Pink Panther 2
The Pink Panther Film Collection
The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Volume 1

BluRay Disc

United States

The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Volume 1
The Pink Panther 2
The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:54
MPAA No.: 20872
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Deluxe
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From TibbyH :

A classic short of the 1960s, "The Pink Phink" is a wondrous cartoon with a gorgeous simplistic style taken from the drawings of writer John W. Dunn, Friz Freleng's great directing and timing, and DePatie-Freleng's greatest strength: simplisity. This cartoon came about after the enormous success of the animated title sequences of Blake Edwards' comedy, "The Pink Panther", done by Freleng and his newly founded animation studio. Because of that fame, David H. DePatie (co-founder of DFE Films) approached Mirisch Films about the possibility of producing a theatrical cartoon series. United Artists and Mirisch jumped at that chance and the three signed a contract to produce 124 theatrical Pink Panther cartoons. Winner of the 1964 Academy Award for Best Short Subject, "The Pink Phink" is one of the best shorts I've ever seen and one of Friz's best directorial efforts. It spawned a series of enjoyable animated comedies and helped create DePatie-Freleng's other funny theatrical series such as The Inspector, Roland and Rattfink, and The Ant and the Aardvark.
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