Dial 'P' For Pink
Studio: DePatie Freleng Release Date : March 17, 1965 Series: Pink Panther
Cumulative rating:
(4 ratings submitted)

Associated Studio(s)

Mirisch Company / Geoffrey

Synopsis

A robber plans to steal a safe in a building, but there's someone living in the safe; the Pink Panther.
(See below)

Characters

Pink Panther

Credits

Director

Isadore "Friz" Freleng

Animator

Laverne "Verne" Harding
Don Williams
Manuel "Manny" Perez
Warren Batchelder
Bob Matz
Norman "Norm" McCabe

Story

Bob Kurtz

Music

William "Bill" Lava

Backgrounds

Tom O'Loughlin

Producer

David H. DePatie
Isadore "Friz" Freleng

Film Editor

Lee Gunther
Treg Brown

Co-Director

Hawley Pratt

Production Supervisor

Bill Orcutt

Theme Music

Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini

Music Sources

Henry Mancini : "A Shot in the Dark "
Wagner, Josef Franz : "Under the Double Eagle "


Distributor(s)

United Artists

Trivia

  • The title is a take-off on the Frederick Knott play "Dial M for Muder", to which was adapted into a 1954 film by Alfred Hitchcock.

Television

The Pink Panther Show (Season 1, Episode 10)

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 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 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: 6:25
MPAA No.: 20954
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 :

This is one of my personal favorite entries in the Pink Panther series. Filled with so many hilarious spot gags, a catchy main melody from Henry Mancini's main theme to "A Shot in the Dark", and the cool night time setting make this a high ranking cartoon in the theatrical series. I love how this robber has so much personality without having to speak a word of dialogue, and Don William's animation breaths a lot of energy into his actions. Also enjoy how the Pink Panther acts so smug and reserved throughout the run time, as if he takes pleasure in the humiliation of the robber. DePatie-Freleng at their finest with this short.
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