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


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


Pink Panther



Isadore "Friz" Freleng


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


Bob Kurtz


William "Bill" Lava


Tom O'Loughlin


David Hudson "Dave" DePatie
Isadore "Friz" Freleng

Film Editor

Lee Gunther
Treg Brown


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 "


United Artists


  • 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.


The Pink Panther Show (Season 1, Episode 10)

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 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
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Deluxe
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono

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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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