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

Associated Studio(s)

Mirisch Company / Geoffrey

Synopsis

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

Characters

Pink Panther
The Little Man

Credits

Director

Isadore "Friz" Freleng
Hawley Pratt

Animator

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

Story

John W. Dunn

Music

William "Bill" Lava

Backgrounds

Tom O'Loughlin

Layout

Richard "Dick" Ung

Producer

David H. DePatie
Isadore "Friz" Freleng

Film Editor

Lee Gunther

Co-Director

Hawley Pratt

Production Supervisor

Bill Orcutt

Theme Music

Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini


Awards

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

Distributor(s)

United Artists

Milestones

  • First Pink Panther cartoon.

Television

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

VHS

United States

The Pink Panther's Greatest Hits
The Pink Panther

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Pink Panther Animation Archive

DVD

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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