Rocky Pink
Studio: DePatie Freleng Release Date : July 9, 1976 Series: Pink Panther
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Associated Studio(s)

Mirisch Company / Geoffrey

Synopsis

The Pink Panther really wants a pet but can't afford one. Due to his desperation he accidentally buys a pet rock from a con man and raises it as if it were the real deal.

Characters

Pink Panther
The Little Man


Distributor(s)

United Artists

Clips Used In:

Pet Pink Pebbles

Trivia

  • According to William Hohauser, Art Leonardi provided incidental voices such as the sleazy pet rock salesmen.
  • According to the original John Dunn storyboards, the working titles for this cartoon were "Pink Pet", "Petty Pink", and "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Pink".
  • Also according to the original storyboards, production began on January 16, 1976 and the boards were approved by Friz Freleng on February 12, 1976.

DVD

United States

The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 4: Swingin' 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 Cartoon Collection: Volume 5

BluRay Disc

United States

The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 5
The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:12
MPAA No.: 21621
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 the best Panther short of the 1970s. Art Leonardi, more than his peers, understood the strengths of the Pink Panther and the cute surrealist comedy stylings that made him shine. "Rocky Pink" brings the series back to its original charm of the '60s. I love the usage of word balloons, the more limited color palettes, and the faster pacing. The animation is also tighter here than other Panther shorts released around the same time. There's some fun Don Williams and Bob Richardson scenes here. Leonardi was the best DFE director of the 1970s and didn't fall into the trappings of Gerry Chiniquy, Sid Marcus, or Bob McKimson entries of the time. 70's Pink Panther shorts settled into a very stiff and slow paced style and indulged in very standardized Saturday Morning fare of cartoon gags. DePatie-Freleng, like a majority of 70s American animation studios, could not escape the trappings of white-bread kids cartoons. "Rocky Pink" shows what could've been. My only critique is that I wish the 1976 production season could've afforded full ink and paint instead of just xerography. The soft pink lines of the 60s shorts gave the Panther more warmth than the flat black lines here. "Rocky Pink" is the better finale of the purely theatrical Panther shorts unlike the actual finale, Gerry Chiniquy's "Therapeutic Pink" (a 1975 copyrighted short so unfunny they held it from release for two years).
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        Sources

        Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini: Theme Music
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        David H. DePatie: Producer
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        Isadore "Friz" Freleng: Producer
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        Arthur "Art" Leonardi: Director
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        John W. Dunn: Story
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        Walter Greene: Music
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        Nelson Shin: Animator
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        Don Williams: Animator
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        John V. Gibbs: Animator
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        Bob Richardson: Animator
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        Richard "Dick" Ung: Layout
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        Lee Gunther: In Charge of Production
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        Richard H. "Dick" Thomas: Backgrounds
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        John Burton Jr.: Camera
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        Arthur "Art" Leonardi: Voices
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        Rick Steward: Film Editor
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