List of The Inspector cartoons

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This is a list of the original 34 Inspector animated shorts produced from 1965 to 1969 by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE Films). All entries were featured on television as part of The Pink Panther Show starting in 1969.

1965[edit]

# Title Date Director Story Synopsis Notes
01 The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation December 21, 1965 Friz Freleng John W. Dunn The Inspector is determined to retrieve the famous DeGaulle diamond from the three-headed jewel thief, the Matz-O'Reillys who are attempting to steal it. This cartoon was released on the same day that the 1965 TV special adaptation of the popular ballet, The Nutcracker, was broadcast. Some versions of the cartoon replace the original music with music from the ballet.

1966[edit]

# Title Date Director Story Synopsis Notes
02 Reaux, Reaux, Reaux Your Boat February 1, 1966 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn The Inspector is after the notorious smuggler Captain Clamity and his sidekick Crab Louie. The Commissioner does not appear.
03 Napoleon Blown-Aparte February 2, 1966 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn The Mad Bomber escapes from Le Prison and swears vengeance on The Commissioner by blowing him up with an endless amount of bombs. An alternative rendition of ‘’The Inspector’’ theme “A Shot in the Dark” is featured during the credits.
04 Cirrhosis of the Louvre March 9, 1966 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn The insidious criminal known as The Blotch plans to steal all the paintings from the Louvre.
05 Plastered in Paris April 5, 1966 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn The Inspector and Deux Deux chase a fugitive known as "X" across the globe.
06 Cock-A-Doodle Deux Deux June 15, 1966 Robert McKimson Michael O'Connor The largest diamond in the world, 'The Plymouth Rock', has been stolen from Madame at her chateau, and the suspects turn out to be chickens. An alternative rendition of ‘’The Inspector’’ theme “A Shot in the Dark” is featured during the credits.
07 Ape Suzette June 24, 1966 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn The Inspector thinks he is fighting a diminutive sailor but an ape gets in all the punches. The Commissioner does not appear.
08 The Pique Poquette of Paris August 25, 1966 George Singer John W. Dunn The Inspector goes after Spider Pierre (who has four arms, two legs and a spider-web gun) an expert pickpocket. The Commissioner does not appear.
09 Sicque! Sicque! Sicque! September 23, 1966 George Singer John W. Dunn During an investigation at the Château de Vincennes, Sergeant Deux Deux clumsily drinks a swig of the formula of a mad scientist and therefore transforms as Mr. Hyde, in routines, goes torturing the Inspector The Commissioner does not appear.
10 That's No Lady—That's Notre Dame October 26, 1966 George Singer John W. Dunn Trying to catch a purse snatcher, the Inspector sets up a sting operation by disguising himself as a woman and soon falls afoul of the Commissioner's jealous wife.
11 Unsafe and Seine November 9, 1966 George Singer John W. Dunn The Inspector and Deux-Deux go on an undercover search for an agent across the world.
12 Toulouse La Trick December 30, 1966 Robert McKimson John W. Dunn The Inspector handcuffs Toulouse Le Moose and himself to prevent Toulouse from escaping, but it causes problems on the way to the station. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.

1967[edit]

# Title Date Director Story Synopsis Notes
13 Sacré Bleu Cross February 1, 1967 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn When they go after Hassan the Assassin, Deux-Deux gives the Inspector an unlucky rabbit's foot. The Commissioner does not appear.
14 Le Quiet Squad May 17, 1967 Robert McKimson Jim Ryan The Commissioner is overworked and needs absolute quiet or he goes into uncontrolled fits of temper. The Inspector is assigned to look after him, but has trouble with a noisy cat. Sgt. Deux-Deux does not appear.
15 Bomb Voyage May 22, 1967 Robert McKimson Tony Benedict The Commissioner is kidnapped by extraterrestrials, and the Inspector goes to rescue him. Music score is set to Ottorino Respighi's Pines of Rome.
16 Le Pig-Al Patrol May 24, 1967 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan The Inspector is sent after biker Pig Al and his biker gang. Sgt. Deux-Deux does not appear.
17 Le Bowser Bagger May 30, 1967 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan The Inspector is given Private Bowser, a very energetic dog, in his efforts to track down a thief. Sgt. Deux-Deux does not appear.
18 Le Escape Goat June 29, 1967 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan After being fired for letting Louie Le Finke escape, the Inspector tries to stop him from taking vengeance on the Commissioner, but ends up becoming part of the manhunt himself. Sgt. Deux-Deux does not appear.
19 Le Cop on Le Rocks July 3, 1967 George Singer Jim Ryan The Inspector is sent to prison having been mistaken for a bank robber who looks exactly like him. He soon realizes that his backfiring attempts to escape adds even more years to his sentence. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.
20 Crow De Guerre August 16, 1967 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn The Inspector is continually outwitted by a crow that steals jewels. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.
21 Canadian Can-Can September 20, 1967 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn Sent to Canada on an exchange programme, the Inspector is sent after Two-Faced Harry, who has an innocent face on his front and an evil face on his back. Sgt. Deux-Deux does not appear.
22 Tour de Farce October 25, 1967 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan Through his own mistake, the Inspector is stranded on a deserted island with burly convict Mack Le Truck, who is trying to kill him. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.
23 The Shooting of Caribou Lou December 20, 1967 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn On holiday in Canada as a Mountie, the Inspector is kidnapped by the diminutive but aggressive fur trapper Caribou Lou. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.

1968[edit]

# Title Date Director Story Synopsis Notes
24 London Derriere February 7, 1968 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan Having chased international jewel thief Louie Le Swipe around Europe, the Inspector tries to nab him in London. Unfortunately, he runs afoul of the no-gun laws and works alongside a British police captain. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.
25 Les Miserobots March 21, 1968 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan The Inspector is fired after being replaced by an efficient police robot. He tries to destroy it, but his attempts backfire. Sgt Deux-Deux does not appear.
26 Transylvania Mania March 26, 1968 Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn The Inspector is sent to find a scientist who is making monsters without a license. The scientist is Dracula who needs a brain for his latest monster, and the Inspector arrives at just the right moment. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.
27 Bear De Guerre April 26, 1968 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan The Inspector goes quail hunting but runs afoul of a brown bear who thinks he is being hunted. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.
28 Cherche Le Phantom June 13, 1968 Gerry Chiniquy Tony Benedict The Inspector searches for a wanted gorilla from the Paris zoo and a phantom that is hiding in the opera house.
29 Le Great Dane Robbery July 7, 1968 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan The Inspector must get past a vicious dog named Tiny in order to retrieve a code cipher stolen from a French intelligence unit. Sgt. Deux-Deux does not appear.
30 Le Ball and Chain Gang July 24, 1968 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan The Inspector tries to get into the house of an argumentative couple named Charlie and Edna. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.
31 La Feet's Defeat July 24, 1968 Gerry Chiniquy Jim Ryan The Commissioner assigns the Inspector and Deux-Deux to capture Muddy La Feet and encounter many booby traps, which Deux-Deux sets off.

1969[edit]

# Title Date Director Story Synopsis Notes
32 French Freud January 22, 1969 Gerry Chiniquy Jack Miller A crooked Russian actress, Melody Mercurochrome and her "maid" (i.e. husband in drag also a psychiatrist) are trying to kill the Inspector to get at the Du Barry diamond. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.
33 Pierre and Cottage Cheese February 26, 1969 Gerry Chiniquy no writer listed A Chinese robot named Charlie tries to help the Inspector capture Dirty Pierre Le Punk, who lives in a cottage. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.
34 Carte Blanched May 14, 1969 Gerry Chiniquy David Detiege The Inspector discovers he has accidentally stolen a shopping cart from his local supermarket. A malignant voiceover suggests numerous ways to get rid of it before he is caught. Sgt. Deux-Deux and the Commissioner do not appear.