Trail of the Lonesome Pink
|Trail of the Lonesome Pink|
|Pink Panther series|
|Directed by||Gerry Chiniquy|
|Produced by||David H. DePatie
|Music by||Walter Greene|
|Animation by||Ken Walker
|Backgrounds by||Richard H. Thomas|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Running time||6 minutes|
|Preceded by||Pink Aye|
|Followed by||Pink DaVinci|
Trail of the Lonesome Pink is the 73rd cartoon produced in the Pink Panther series. A total of 124 6-minute cartoons were produced between 1964 and 1980.
Fur-trapping French-Canadian brothers Jules and Jacques set about distributing foothold traps throughout the forest, and end up snarling the Pink Panther's tail while he is picnicking. Enragaed, the panther declares himself "The Pink Avenger" and goes about gathering an army of snapping turtles. Several mishaps then ensue when the turtles manage to bite the fur trappers repeatedly despite their attempts to capture the panther. After eventually getting caught in their own leg-trap, the pair are then both catapulted by a recoiling tree into the horizon.
The title Trail of the Lonesome Pink is a parody of the 1936 film title The Trail of the Lonesome Pine.
The Pink Panther and Friends contained a laugh track when the Pink Panther cartoons were broadcast on NBC-TV. When MGM released all 124 Pink Panther cartoons on DVD in 2006, the theatrical versions were, for the most part, utilized. However, several television prints made their way onto the DVD set, Trail of the Lonesome Pink being one of them. As a result, the laugh-tracked version is currently available.
- Meet the Pink Panther; by Hope Freleng and Sybil Freleng , (Universe Publishing, 2005).
- The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection  (2006). [DVD set]. New York: MGM Home Video.
- DePatie-Freleng website
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