List of The Pink Panther cartoons

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This is a list of the original 124 Pink Panther animated shorts produced between December 18, 1964, and December 31, 1978, by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises (DFE Films)[1] 92 shorts were released theatrically and eventually the first 62 entries appeared on Saturday mornings via The Pink Panther Show under the same umbrella title starting in 1969 on NBC. All 36 made-for-television entries were also distributed to theaters after initially airing on The Pink Panther Show under the title The All New Pink Panther Show in 1978–1980 on ABC, respectively.

The Pink Panther's long-time foil, known simply as the Little Man, appeared in many entries except where noted.

Cartoons[edit]

1964[edit]

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11The Pink PhinkFriz Freleng & Hawley Pratt (co-director)December 18, 1964 (1964-12-18)
The Pink Panther sabotages the plans of a housepainter (the Little Man) who wants to paint a house blue. The Pink Panther counters this by painting the house pink. Through the Panther's mischief, the housepainter unintentionally ends up painting the entire house (as well as the surrounding trees, grass, and flowers) pink, and an overjoyed Pink Panther moves into the house, but not before painting the frustrated housepainter completely pink.
Note: First animated short featuring the Pink Panther; won an Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons, also first Pink Panther cartoon produced by Depatie-Freleng Enterprises.
22Pink PajamasFriz Freleng & Hawley Pratt (co-director)December 25, 1964 (1964-12-25)
The Pink Panther sneaks into a house to stay the night, but ends up having to hide from the drunk owner of the residence. Upon the Pink Panther's cover being blown, the homeowner, believing that he is suffering from alcohol-induced hallucinations, has a local Alcoholics Anonymous representative come to his home to rehabilitate him - but things go south for both of them when they realize that the Pink Panther is real.
Note: Footage reused in Pink-In. The Little Man does not appear.

1965[edit]

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31We Give Pink StampsFriz Freleng & Hawley Pratt (co-director)February 12, 1965 (1965-02-12)
Late at night, the Pink Panther hides in the Gambles Department Store, and spends the night trying to hide from the night-shift janitor (the Little Man), while also using many of the products on display at the store. After enduring a hefty amount of suffering at the hands of mayhem which the Panther causes (although he does not actually know of the Panther's existence), the janitor leaves a resignation notice in the manager's office. After the Pink Panther then disposes of a tiger-skin rug that has sprung to life (having been romantically attracted to him, thanks to the aroma of Pink Passion perfume which he had sprayed onto himself), he finds that a new janitor has been hired; he then quickly hides, and braces for the process to repeat itself.
42Dial "P" for PinkFriz Freleng & Hawley Pratt (co-director)March 17, 1965 (1965-03-17)
A masked burglar tries numerous times to crack a safe, but this safe happens to be the Pink Panther's residence, rather than money being stored inside. After numerous failed attempts, the Pink Panther is held at gunpoint to give the criminal the safe, to which he agrees. However, the thief begins to think that the Panther is tricking him, and that the safe is actually filled with explosives. He forces the Panther to take the safe back, but his conscience then reassures him into thinking that there is indeed money in the safe. He steals it back from the Panther and runs off into the horizon, only to be blown up by explosives that actually were in the safe.
Note: Features the theme song from the Blake Edwards film A Shot in the Dark; this theme would be featured prominently in The Inspector cartoon series; the Little Man does not appear.
53Sink PinkHawley PrattApril 12, 1965 (1965-04-12)
Big-game hunter Tex B'wana (voiced by Paul Frees) uses a "Noah's Ark" plot to catch animals in Africa to make fur clothing for his wife Nora, but is having trouble catching a pink panther to complete his haul. The wise Panther, on the other hand, manages to keep Tex from entering his own ark. Ultimately, with the help of a friendly elephant, the Pink Panther tricks Tex into freeing all the animals by conjuring the fake rainstorm that Tex had fabricated earlier, with the fooled hunter running into the ark, thinking that unlike the animals, he won't drown and will be completely safe from the "storm".
Note: One of two cartoons where the Pink Panther has dialogue (albeit only one line at the end of the short, compared to the other instance). The panther's voice was provided by Rich Little; the Little Man does not appear.
64Pickled PinkFriz Freleng & Hawley Pratt (co-director)May 12, 1965 (1965-05-12)
A homeless Pink Panther is befriended by a drunk partygoer (voiced by Mel Blanc), who offers the Pink Panther a place to spend the night, but tries to hide him from his wife (also voiced by Blanc), who hates him bringing "drunken bums" into the house. While they manage to hide from the disapproving wife for quite some time, they are finally caught, and are both kicked out of the house.
Note: Footage reused in Pink-In; the Little Man does not appear.
75PinkfingerFriz Freleng & Hawley Pratt (co-director)May 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)
With the help of an offscreen narrator (voiced by Paul Frees), the Pink Panther becomes a secret agent and attempts to track down various criminal espionage agents. Unfortunately, he runs into bad luck every time he attempts to spy on the agents, despite constant prodding from the narrator. Ultimately, when the aforementioned narrator gets thrown into a pit with a lion attacking him, he begs the Panther to get him out, but, out of frustration with the narrator, decides not to help him.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
86Shocking PinkFriz Freleng & Hawley Pratt (co-director)May 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)
The Pink Panther tries to have a quiet afternoon, but is interrupted by an offscreen narrator (voiced by Larry Storch) persuading him to try various do-it-yourself tasks around the house; all attempts fail miserably, due in part to a haywire power saw, a leaking shower faucet, and a malfunctioning lightbulb in the basement that shuts off as soon as the Panther makes it halfway down the basement staircase. Fed up with the torment put through him, the Panther digs through a trunk in the basement and pulls out a blunderbuss. Afraid that the Panther is going to shoot him, the narrator tries to talk him out of it, but instead, he aims it at the lightbulb, and shoots it out, but the Panther ends up locked in the trunk when the force from the gunshot flings him backwards into it.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
97Pink IceFriz Freleng & Hawley Pratt (co-director)June 10, 1965 (1965-06-10)
In South Africa, The Pink Panther attempts to recover diamonds stolen from him by Deveraux and Hoskins, two thieving English diamond hunters. The Pink Panther manages to retrieve several of the diamonds, and it doesn't take long for Deveraux and Hoskins to get wise to his schemes; however, all their attempts to get him out of the picture backfire thanks to the Panther's wit. Ultimately, he manages to steal their largest diamond by tricking them into turning on each other.
Note: The second of two cartoons where the Pink Panther has dialogue; all voices provided by Rich Little; the Little Man does not appear.
108The Pink Tail FlyFriz Freleng & Hawley Pratt (co-director)August 25, 1965 (1965-08-25)
After watching late-night TV, the Pink Panther has a late night battle with a mosquito who constantly interrupts his sleep. Both the Panther and the insect manage to be evenly matched, but it's the mosquito that comes out on top after the Panther attempts to fight it with the power of martial arts - which the bug manages to learn a thing or two about; when all is said and done, the mosquito ends up watching television, while the Panther is left outside in the rain, begging to be let inside.
Note: Last Pink Panther cartoon directed by Friz Freleng; received two spiritual successor shorts; A Fly in the Pink (1971) and Pink S.W.A.T. (1978); the Little Man does not appear.
119Pink PanzerHawley PrattSeptember 15, 1965 (1965-09-15)
An offscreen narrator (later revealed to be the Devil [voiced by Paul Frees]) pits the Pink Panther and his neighbor Harry (also voiced by Paul Frees) against each other over unreturned garden tools. It ultimately escalates into a full-blown war with tanks, cannons, and rifles, thanks to the offscreen Devil convincing the two of them that their relative neighbor hates them.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
1210An Ounce of PinkHawley PrattOctober 20, 1965 (1965-10-20)
The Pink Panther encounters and purchases a talking weight machine (voiced by Larry Storch) who claims to be able to predict the future. However, the panther quickly develops animosity towards the weight machine after its predictions keep causing him misfortune. Ultimately, following a chaotic ride through the town, when the machine ends up falling off of an Oceanside dock and begins to sink into the ocean, the Panther, having had enough of the weight machine, drops an anvil onto it; as it begins to sink to the bottom, the machine retorts, "You'll need me sometime!". Dubious to this statement, the Pink Panther storms off, only for karma to get him back, as he is run over and injured by an oncoming bus.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
1311Reel PinkHawley PrattNovember 16, 1965 (1965-11-16)
The Pink Panther goes fishing, but eventually gets sabotaged by one of his own bait worms, and then must fight an aggressive crab that he accidentally reels in. When the Panther begins to lose the fight, he grabs a rifle to settle the score, only for a gun snout to emerge from the crab's shell, revealing itself as an army tank in addition to a crab. The Pink Panther runs for his life and manages to escape in a motorized speedboat.
Note: Not to be confused with the Pink Panther and Pals episode that takes place in a theater. Footage reused for connecting bumper sequences on The Pink Panther Show; the Little Man does not appear. First title card to be animated.
1412Bully for PinkHawley PrattDecember 14, 1965 (1965-12-14)
The Pink Panther becomes a toreador, but his cape has been devoured by moths. Desperate to enter the upcoming bullfight at the arena, he swipes Marvelo the magician's cape, and uses it in lieu of a toreador's cape. Once he brings it out against the rather aggressive bull, it results in an illusion-filled bullfight, full of flowers, birdcages, and a short-tempered magic rabbit appearing out of nowhere. Ultimately, after the cape ends up splitting the bull into two sentient halves, the Panther manages to make the bull back into one piece, and the bull, happy to have his rear side back, runs off joyfully. The Pink Panther's next challenger turns out to be the moths who ate his original cape, and, unsurprisingly, they do the same to the magic cape.
Note: A different rendition of "The Pink Panther Theme" is featured during the opening and closing theatrical credits; received a spiritual successor in 1979 in the form of Toro Pink; the Little Man does not appear.

1966[edit]

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151Pink PunchHawley PrattFebruary 21, 1966 (1966-02-21)
The Pink Panther introduces his own beverage, "Pink Punch", but the asterisk above the "I" on his advertising placard turns green. The Panther attempts to get rid of the annoying green asterisk numerous times, but his plans are thwarted by a large green asterisk who is assumed to be the smaller one's parent. After several failed attempts to advertise his beverage the way he intended, he gives in and advertises "Green Punch", which turns him completely green upon consumption. As he storms off, the green asterisk on his new placard turns pink.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
162Pink PistonsHawley PrattMarch 16, 1966 (1966-03-16)
The Pink Panther buys a used car from a dealership, and ends up in an unintentional race with Granny Flash, Senior Citizens Drag Champion, who drives a souped-up Model T. After the Panther is launched back to the dealership by Granny Flash's ejector seat, the Panther leaves the car behind, takes his money back from the dealer, and leaves.
Note: Footage reused for connecting bumper sequence on The New Pink Panther Show; mistitled in airings on "The Pink Panther Show" as Pink Piston. The Little Man does not appear.
173Vitamin PinkHawley PrattApril 6, 1966 (1966-04-06)
Based on the traditions of tonic-sellers in the Old West, the Pink Panther goes under the alias Dr. Phink and sells Vitamin Pink, but then, under orders from the town's sheriff, has to capture a bank robber who springs into his crime-committing youth after he takes one too many pills, which he manages to do so by tricking the crook into taking a heavy dosage of Anti-Vitamin De-Energizer.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
184The Pink BlueprintHawley PrattMay 25, 1966 (1966-05-25)
The Pink Panther changes the blueprint designs for a house to his own "pinkprints" and fights with a contractor (the Little Man) to ensure that they are built. After a battle between the two over their designs, the Pink Panther manages to disguise his "pinkprints" with blue stain, and, as such, the contractor seems to fall for it, and finishes the building. The Pink Panther sees his dream home, and is overjoyed. Just as he runs in, it is revealed that the Panther's new "house" is actually the one that the contractor had initially intended to build, when the decoy cutout of the Panther's ideal house in front of it falls over.
Note: First Pink Panther cartoon to be shown on television. A different rendition of "The Pink Panther Theme" is featured during the opening and closing theatrical credits in some airings; nominated for Academy Award for Short Subjects, Cartoons; footage reused in Pinkologist
195Pink, Plunk, PlinkHawley Pratt
Friz Freleng (live-action director - uncredited)
May 25, 1966 (1966-05-25)
The Pink Panther learns to play the violin and interrupts an orchestra's performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with "The Pink Panther Theme" played on various instruments, much to the anger of the conductor (the Little Man). Ultimately, after disposing of the conductor with a firework baton that launches him into the sky and then explodes, the Pink Panther leads the orchestra in a jazzy rendition of "The Pink Panther Theme". To his surprise, the only one in the audience is an applauding Henry Mancini (who makes a brief live action cameo as himself).
Note: first cartoon scored by Walter Greene.
206Smile Pretty, Say PinkHawley PrattMay 29, 1966 (1966-05-29)
The Pink Panther sabotages the efforts of a photographer (the Little Man) in Pinkstone National Park after the photographer angrily refuses to donate a dollar to the park. After the Panther's mischief leaves the photographer frustrated, infuriated, and in some cases, flat-out harmed, the photographer manages to get the last laugh; he sets up a fake screen test, and the eager Panther falls for the trap and prepares to be filmed, only to be blasted by the "camera", which was actually a cleverly-disguised rifle.
Note: Last cartoon fully scored by William Lava, although some of his previous scores would be recycled for later cartoons, starting from "Congratulations It's Pink" up to "Therapeutic Pink"
217Pink-A-BooHawley PrattJune 26, 1966 (1966-06-26)
The Pink Panther battles with a hungry mouse raiding his refrigerator, and the Panther reaches his boiling point when the mouse throws a late-night party with a crowd of other mice. Several of his attempts to get rid of the mice fail miserably, until he dresses up as a cat and chases the horde of vermin out of his house, only to run back into the house and into the mouse-hole in the wall when a pack of growling, vicious dogs begin to give chase; the Panther's only companion inside the mouse-hole is, of course, one lone partying mouse.
Note: The Little Man appears briefly.
228Genie with the Light Pink FurHawley PrattSeptember 14, 1966 (1966-09-14)
The Pink Panther finds a talking magic lamp (voiced by Ralph James) and uses it to become a genie. However, he cannot get anyone to rub the lamp. After several failed attempts to do so, the Panther's lamp winds up tossed into the city dump. There, the Panther finds another brand-new magic lamp, the same kind he had encountered earlier. The new lamp offers to make the Pink Panther a genie, only for the frustrated feline to smack the lamp flat with a mallet and storm off.
239Super PinkHawley PrattOctober 12, 1966 (1966-10-12)
Inspired by his favorite Superguy comic book, the Pink Panther decides to be a superhero, and tries unsuccessfully several times to help an elderly woman in various ways. After failing to save her from an oncoming train, the fed-up elderly woman enters a phone booth, and comes out, revealing herself as a superhero as well; she pulls out a nearby railroad signal from the ground, and chases the Pink Panther into the horizon, attempting to whack him with it.
Note: Footage reused for connecting bumper sequences on The Pink Panther Show. The Little Man does not appear.
2410Rock A Bye PinkyHawley PrattDecember 23, 1966 (1966-12-23)
The Little Man stays in the woods with his dog and keeps the Pink Panther, who is asleep in the branches of a nearby tree, awake with his snoring. Sick and tired of the noise, the Panther attempts to get rid of the Little Man, but it only gets the dog into more trouble, as his owner believes that he is responsible for whatever happens to him. After a series of misunderstandings, and a brawl between the Little Man and his dog, the Pink Panther's tree branch is knocked down, revealing himself to the Little Man and his canine companion. In retaliation, the Little Man chases him into the horizon, with shotgun in hand, and his dog in hot pursuit.
Note: Footage reused in Pinkologist; the score for this cartoon would be the standard for Pink Panther cartoons between 1967 and 1974.

1967[edit]

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251PinknicHawley PrattJanuary 6, 1967 (1967-01-06)
The Pink Panther wakes up in a log cabin in January and has to avoid both starving to death and getting eaten by a starving mouse before spring.
Note: The Little Man appears briefly.
262Pink PanicHawley PrattJanuary 11, 1967 (1967-01-11)
The Pink Panther stays in the haunted Dead Dog Hotel on a stormy night, where he attempts to escape a ghost and a skeleton running about the hotel.
Note: Final cartoon to introduce new music scores by Walter Greene. Scores from this and the previous five entries would be recycled until 1977.
273Pink PosiesHawley PrattApril 26, 1967 (1967-04-26)
The Pink Panther replaces all the yellow posies in a garden with pink ones, annoying a gardener (the Little Man) in the process.
Note: Footage reused for connecting bumper sequences on The New Pink Panther Show and in Pinkologist.
284Pink of the LitterHawley PrattMay 17, 1967 (1967-05-17)
The Pink Panther is caught littering in the town of Litterburg and as punishment, he has to clean up all of the litter in the entire town.
295In the PinkHawley PrattMay 18, 1967 (1967-05-18)
The Pink Panther joins a gym, but does not have much luck getting into shape.
306Jet PinkGerry ChiniquyJune 13, 1967 (1967-06-13)
The Pink Panther flies an experimental fighter jet, but has trouble controlling it.
Note: The foreground (character) layer at the end of the piece was reused in Prefabricated Pink; the Little Man does not appear.
317Pink ParadiseGerry ChiniquyJune 24, 1967 (1967-06-24)
The Pink Panther arrives on a desert island to discover a native (the Little Man) and his dog. The dog gets suspicious and tries unsuccessfully to prove the panther's existence to his owner, who punishes him for each attempt, as he believes that his canine companion is only causing trouble.
328Pinto PinkHawley PrattJuly 19, 1967 (1967-07-19)
The Pink Panther has a long journey home and tries to tame a horse to ride back, but the horse is not willing to cooperate.
Note: The Little Man does not appear; the Pink Panther also tries unsuccessfully to saddle a horse in Pink Valiant.
339Congratulations It's PinkHawley PrattOctober 27, 1967 (1967-10-27)
The Pink Panther steals a family's baby basket instead of a picnic basket at the park and ends up having to raise the baby (voiced by June Foray) until the parents return.
Note: First cartoon to simultaneously utilize both Walter Greene and William Lava's music scores.
3410Prefabricated PinkHawley PrattNovember 22, 1967 (1967-11-22)
The Pink Panther decides to get a job at a construction site, but wreaks havoc across the site instead.
Note: The foreground (character) layer at the end was recycled from Jet Pink.
3511The Hand Is Pinker Than the EyeHawley PrattDecember 20, 1967 (1967-12-20)
A cold Pink Panther sneaks into a house of illusion owned by Zammo the magician (the Little Man) and is constantly bothered by the magician's rabbit.
3612Pink OutsGerry ChiniquyDecember 27, 1967 (1967-12-27)
A series of 12 miniature cartoons that end when each one "pinks out".
Note: The 12 miniature cartoons were animated by one animator and 11 of the 12 sequences were reused for connecting bumper sequences on The Pink Panther Show.

1968[edit]

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371Sky Blue PinkHawley PrattJanuary 3, 1968 (1968-01-03)
The Pink Panther decides to try kite-flying and annoys a local homeowner (the Little Man) in the process.
382Pinkadilly CircusHawley PrattFebruary 21, 1968 (1968-02-21)
The Pink Panther comes to the aid of a henpecked husband (the Little Man) who pulls a thorn out of his foot. The husband then uses the panther against his disapproving wife.
393Psychedelic PinkHawley PrattMarch 13, 1968 (1968-03-13)
The Pink Panther visits a psychedelic bookshop (owned by the Little Man) where things are surreal and strange.
Note: Final title card to be animated.
404Come On In! The Water's PinkHawley PrattApril 10, 1968 (1968-04-10)
The Pink Panther visits Bicep Beach and through his series of inflatable items, to include fake muscles, weights, and a swimming pool, impresses the ladies and steals the spotlight from a muscleman, who attempts to get revenge on him in turn.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
415Put-Put PinkGerry ChiniquyApril 14, 1968 (1968-04-14)
The Pink Panther turns his hand to building a motorcycle, but mayhem ensues whenever he goes for a drive.
Note: First time the Little Man appears flesh-colored rather than white.
426G.I. PinkHawley PrattMay 1, 1968 (1968-05-01)
The Pink Panther joins the Army and angers his sergeant (the Little Man) with his usual antics.
Note: Footage reused in Pink-In; released with an unknown reissue.
437Lucky PinkHawley PrattMay 7, 1968 (1968-05-07)
Ever eager to help, the Pink Panther keeps returning a "lucky" horseshoe to its owner (the Little Man), a bank robber. However, the horseshoe keeps bringing incredible bad luck to the crook by continually attracting the police.
448The Pink QuarterbackHawley PrattMay 22, 1968 (1968-05-22)
After the Pink Panther flips a quarter to decide whether he should spend it on a hot dog or a hamburger, it rolls away, and he goes after it.
Note: The theme of the Pink Panther pursuing an object was also used in Pink 8-Ball and Psst Pink. The Little Man appears briefly.
459Twinkle, Twinkle, Little PinkHawley PrattJune 30, 1968 (1968-06-30)
The Pink Panther builds a house on a hill between an observatory and the moon, which annoys an astronomer (the Little Man) working at the observatory.
4610Pink ValiantHawley PrattJuly 10, 1968 (1968-07-10)
The Pink Panther has to rescue a princess kidnapped by the Black Knight (the Little Man), but first must tame his uncooperative horse.
4711The Pink PillGerry ChiniquyJuly 31, 1968 (1968-07-31)
The Pink Panther slips on a banana peel and ends up in a hospital, where his elderly roommate keeps sniggering at all the panther's misfortunes.
Note: The Little Man appears briefly.
4812Prehistoric PinkHawley PrattAugust 7, 1968 (1968-08-07)
In prehistoric times, the Pink Panther and a caveman (the Little Man) try to work out the best way to move stone blocks.
4913Pink in the ClinkGerry ChiniquySeptember 18, 1968 (1968-09-18)
The Pink Panther is forced by a burglar (the Little Man) to help him break into a manufacturing warehouse and crack a safe.
Note: Footage reused in Pink-In.
5014Little Beaux PinkHawley PrattOctober 2, 1968 (1968-10-02)
The Pink Panther and a sheep come to live in Cattle County, Texas, and have to endure a sheep-abusing cattleman.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
5115Tickled PinkGerry ChiniquyOctober 6, 1968 (1968-10-06)
Longing to have a pair of roller skates, the Pink Panther is given a magic pair that he can't control by his fairy godmother.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
5216Pink SphinxHawley PrattOctober 23, 1968 (1968-10-23)
The Pink Panther buys an uncooperative dog-brained camel and goes searching for a hidden Egyptian tomb.
Note: Mistitled for television as The Pink Sphinx; the Little Man does not appear.
5317Pink Is a Many Splintered ThingGerry ChiniquyNovember 20, 1968 (1968-11-20)
The Pink Panther decides to become a lumberjack, but has to deal with an overzealous lumberjack and a swarm of bees.
Note: remade in 1978 as Pink in the Woods; first film to be rated by the MPAA. The boss may be the Little Man, because in the remake it's him for sure.
5418The Pink Package PlotArt DavisDecember 11, 1968 (1968-12-11)
The Pink Panther is forced by a criminal to deliver a packaged explosive to the Slobvanian Embassy, but must first find a way to get past the guard dog.
Note: Footage reused in Pink-In; the Little Man does not appear.
5519Pinkcome TaxArthur DavisDecember 20, 1968 (1968-12-20)
In medieval times, the Pink Panther tries to rescue a peasant (the Little Man) who is thrown into prison for being too poor to pay taxes.

1969[edit]

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561Pink-A-RellaHawley PrattJanuary 8, 1969 (1969-01-08)
The Pink Panther finds a witch's magic wand and uses it to help a girl in rags become glamorous to win a date with Pelvis Parsley.
Note: Released with an unknown reissue. The Little Man does not appear.
572Pink Pest ControlGerry ChiniquyFebruary 12, 1969 (1969-02-12)
The Pink Panther has trouble with a persistent termite who devours every wooden item in his house.
Note: This short utilizes music cues from "Pinknic" and "Rock-A-Bye-Pinky". The Little Man does not appear.
583Think Before You PinkGerry ChiniquyMarch 19, 1969 (1969-03-19)
Pedestrian Pink Panther is having difficulty crossing a busy traffic intersection. This leads to him making various attempts to cross the intersection with suggestions from a storeowner (The Little Man) bringing hilarious results.
594Slink PinkHawley PrattApril 2, 1969 (1969-04-02)
The Pink Panther sneaks into a house on a snowy night, only to find out it belongs to a hunter. (The Little Man) The hunter's dog tries to reveal the panther's presence, but is punished by his owner at every attempt, due to him believing that the dog is just causing trouble for no good reason.
605In the Pink of the NightArt DavisMay 18, 1969 (1969-05-18)
The Pink Panther buys a cuckoo clock so he can wake up early in the morning. However, since the panther is unwilling to wake up, the sentient cuckoo bird uses various methods to try and wake him up.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
616Pink on the CobHawley PrattMay 29, 1969 (1969-05-29)
The Pink Panther battles two crows who are trying to steal all the corn from his farm.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
627Extinct PinkHawley PrattJune 20, 1969 (1969-06-20)
Prehistoric Pink Panther fights over a bone with a caveman version of the Little Man, a big blue dinosaur and a small green lizard.
Note: Final Pink Panther cartoon produced by Depatie-Freleng Enterprises. This is the only cartoon scored by Doug Goodwin and the score utilized was later used frequently in The Ant and the Aardvark, Tijuana Toads and Roland and Ratfink.

1971[edit]

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631A Fly in the PinkHawley PrattJune 23, 1971 (1971-06-23)
A scientifically-enhanced fruit fly attacks the Pink Panther's apples, so he decides to get rid of it.
Note: The news anchor's voice is provided by Joe Siracusa. There is a subtle difference in the Pink Panther's appearance, due to the influence of animator Bob Bransford. The Little Man does not appear. First Pink Panther produced by Format Productions.
642Pink Blue PlateGerry ChiniquyJuly 18, 1971 (1971-07-18)
The Pink Panther gets a job working at a busy café (owned by the Little Man) beside a building site and has trouble serving food to a grumpy construction worker.
653Pink Tuba-DoreArt DavisAugust 4, 1971 (1971-08-04)
An Alpine village is home to the Little Man, whose incessant tuba playing outrages the entire community. After being threatened with eviction, he and his dog head for the Alps to play in seclusion, unknowingly disturbing the Pink Panther's sleep. While the Pink Panther resorts to different methods to stop the noise, the man persists in playing and blames his dog for the failed attempts.
664Pink PranksGerry ChiniquyAugust 28, 1971 (1971-08-28)
The Pink Panther arrives at Nome instead of Rome and meets a friendly seal, an unfriendly polar bear, and a hunter (the Little Man) trying to catch the seal for its fur.
675The Pink FleaGerry ChiniquySeptember 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
The Pink Panther is pestered by a flea and tries to get rid of it.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
686Psst PinkArt DavisSeptember 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
While changing his car's tire, the Pink Panther loses his spare tire and chases after it.
Note: The Little Man appears briefly.
697Gong with the PinkHawley PrattOctober 20, 1971 (1971-10-20)
The Pink Panther takes a job in a Chinese restaurant that places orders by gong beats, but unintentionally causes mayhem to the Little Man, who owns the glass shop above the restaurant.
Note: Final Pink Panther cartoon directed by series creator Hawley Pratt.
708Pink-InArt DavisOctober 20, 1971 (1971-10-20)
The Pink Panther reads some old letters from his Army friend Loud-Mouth Louie, which reminisce of various antics that the Panther has gotten into.
Note: First clip show entry; recycles footage from G.I. Pink, Pink in the Clink, Pink Pajamas, Pickled Pink and The Pink Package Plot.
719Pink 8 BallGerry ChiniquyDecember 6, 1971 (1971-12-06)
The Pink Panther loses his basketball and tries to get it back.
Note: The Little Man appears briefly.

1974[edit]

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TitleDirected byOriginal release date
721Pink AyeGerry ChiniquyMay 16, 1974 (1974-05-16)
The Pink Panther sneaks into the S.S. Luxitania, only to be chased around by the ship's waiter (The Little Man).
732Trail of the Lonesome PinkGerry ChiniquyJune 27, 1974 (1974-06-27)
With the help of some snapping turtles, the Pink Panther plays tricks on fur trappers Jacques and Jules after his tail gets snagged in one of their foothold traps.

1975[edit]

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TitleDirected byOriginal release date
741Pink DaVinciRudy LarrivaJune 23, 1975 (1975-06-23)
Leonardo da Vinci (the Little Man) plans to paint the Mona Lisa with a frown, but the Pink Panther insists on a smile, which he constantly paints on the Mona Lisa soon after da Vinci paints her frown.
752Pink StreakerGerry ChiniquyJune 27, 1975 (1975-06-27)
On a ski slope, the Pink Panther unintentionally bedevils the Little Man while trying to teach him how to ski.
763Salmon PinkGerry ChiniquyJuly 25, 1975 (1975-07-25)
The Pink Panther meets a friendly salmon at the beach and keeps him as a pet.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
774Forty Pink WinksGerry ChiniquyAugust 8, 1975 (1975-08-08)
Trying to find somewhere to sleep, the Pink Panther sneaks into the Ritz Plaza Hotel, but has to avoid the hotel detective (the Little Man).
785Pink PlasmaArt LeonardiAugust 8, 1975 (1975-08-08)
While hiking in Transylvania, The Pink Panther accidentally encounters Dracula (the Little Man) in his haunted castle.
796Pink ElephantGerry ChiniquyOctober 20, 1975 (1975-10-20)
An elephant follows the Pink Panther home from the zoo and he tries to hide the elephant from the public so he will not be convicted of "elephant-napping".
807Keep Our Forests PinkGerry ChiniquyNovember 20, 1975 (1975-11-20)
The Pink Panther keeps a forest park clean, despite the constant littering of one camper (the Little Man).
818Bobolink PinkGerry ChiniquyDecember 30, 1975 (1975-12-30)
The Pink Panther tries to teach a baby bird to fly.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
829It's Pink, But Is It Mink?Rudy LarrivaDecember 30, 1975 (1975-12-30)
Jane sends Tarzan (the Little Man) to catch the Pink Panther so she can make pink clothing from his fur.
8310Pink CampaignArt LeonardiDecember 30, 1975 (1975-12-30)
The Pink Panther steals the house of a lumberjack (the Little Man) piece by piece in revenge for the lumberjack's cutting down his treehouse home.
Note: Footage of the panther carting off a toilet is censored for some U.S. television broadcasts.
8411The Scarlet PinkernelGerry ChiniquyDecember 30, 1975 (1975-12-30)
The Pink Panther is inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel and decides to rescue dogs captured by the local dog catcher (the Little Man).

1976[edit]

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TitleDirected byOriginal release date
851Mystic PinkRudy LarrivaJanuary 6, 1976 (1976-01-06)
The Pink Panther finds a magician's top hat, complete with a large rabbit who follows him around.
Note: The Little Man appears briefly.
862The Pink of ArabeeGerry ChiniquyMarch 13, 1976 (1976-03-13)
An Indian fakir's magic rope falls in love with the Pink Panther's tail and the Panther tries to run away from it.
Note: Reissued as The Pink of Bagdad in 1978. The Little Man does not appear.
873The Pink ProRudy LarrivaApril 12, 1976 (1976-04-12)
The Pink Panther teaches a reluctant Little Man various sports, such as archery, skiing, sky diving, water skiing and golf.
884Pink PiperCullen HoughtalingApril 30, 1976 (1976-04-30)
The Pink Piper attempts to lead the mice out of town.
Note: The only Pink Panther cartoon directed by Cullen Houghtaling. Doug Goodwin provided the musical sound effects, as well as the Pink Piper's magical pipe. Music from Pickled Pink, Dial "P" for Pink, "Super Pink" and "Pink-A-Boo" is also utilized.
895Pinky DoodleSid MarcusMay 28, 1976 (1976-05-28)
During the American Revolution, the Pink Panther is sent to notify townsfolk that the Redcoats are coming.
Note: Reissued as Yankee Doodle Pink in 1978. The Little Man does not appear.
906Sherlock PinkRudy LarrivaJune 29, 1976 (1976-06-29)
The Pink Panther becomes a detective to identify who stole his breakfast cake (which he actually ate in his sleep), but instead finds a crook (the Little Man) and chases him through a surreal house.
917Rocky PinkArt LeonardiJuly 9, 1976 (1976-07-09)
The Pink Panther adopts a pet rock, which is more trouble than it is worth.
Note: Reissued as Pet Pink Pebbles in 1978.

1977[edit]

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921Therapeutic PinkGerry ChiniquyApril 1, 1977 (1977-04-01)
The Pink Panther tries to get a dog removed from his tail at the hospital.
Note: Final theatrical Pink Panther entry; last entry to utilize both Walter Greene and William Lava's music scores.

1978-1980 - TV[edit]

The following made-for-television entries were produced for The All New Pink Panther Show in 1978-1980; they were all later released theatrically. New music cues were composed by Steve DePatie, son of series producer David H. DePatie.

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TitleDirected byOriginal release date
931Pink PicturesGerry ChiniquyOctober 21, 1978 (1978-10-21)
942Pink ArcadeSid MarcusOctober 25, 1978 (1978-10-25)
953Pink LemonadeGerry ChiniquyNovember 4, 1978 (1978-11-04)
Taking refuge from the local dog catcher in the Little Man's house, the Pink Panther pretends to be the latest stuffed animal of the daughter, who fights over it with her brother.
964Pink TrumpetArt DavisNovember 4, 1978 (1978-11-04)
Staying in a motel, the Pink Panther decides to practice his trumpet playing, while annoying the Little Man, who is staying next door in the motel.
Note: Partial remake of Pink Tuba-Dore.
975Sprinkle Me PinkBob RichardsonNovember 11, 1978 (1978-11-11)
Trying to have a picnic, the Pink Panther tries to escape a cloud that keeps following, and raining on, him.
986Dietetic PinkSid MarcusNovember 11, 1978 (1978-11-11)
After the Pink Panther believes he weighs 220 pounds after stepping on a scale (as there was a heavy suitcase resting on the scale at the time), he decides to go on a strict diet.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
997Pink U.F.O.Dave DetiegeNovember 17, 1978 (1978-11-17)
The Pink Panther catches a butterfly for his collection, but it turns out to be a small UFO that causes trouble around the Panther's house.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
1008Pink LightningBrad CaseNovember 17, 1978 (1978-11-17)
The Pink Panther buys Dr Jekyll's old car, which he cannot control due to the doctor's Hyde formula in its gas tank.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
1019Cat and the PinkstalkDave DetiegeNovember 18, 1978 (1978-11-18)
The Pink Panther sells his cow for some beans and grows a large beanstalk, later facing a giant in his castle above the clouds.
10210Pink DaddyGerry ChiniquyNovember 18, 1978 (1978-11-18)
The stork gets lost in a thunderstorm and accidentally delivers a baby crocodile to the Pink Panther's home.
Note: Partial remake of Congratulations It's Pink.
10311Pink S.W.A.T.Sid MarcusNovember 22, 1978 (1978-11-22)
The Pink Panther attempts to get rid of a fly in his home.
Note: Last of three cartoons where the panther battles a fly; the Little Man does not appear.
10412Pink and ShovelGerry ChiniquyNovember 25, 1978 (1978-11-25)
The Pink Panther buries a $5.00 bill and tries to get it back after a hotel is built on top of the spot where he buried it.
10513PinkologistGerry ChiniquyDecember 2, 1978 (1978-12-02)
The Little Man visits a psychiatrist, having been driven to insanity by the Pink Panther. He recalls several times where the Panther had pestered him.
Note: Recycles clips from Rock A Bye Pinky, The Pink Blueprint and Pink Posies.
10614Yankee Doodle PinkSid MarcusDecember 2, 1978 (1978-12-02)
During the American Revolution, the Pink Panther is sent to notify townsfolk that the Redcoats are coming.
Note: Reissue of Pinky Doodle refitted with Steve DePatie's music cues and a few new scenes; the Little Man does not appear.
10715Pink PressArt DavisDecember 9, 1978 (1978-12-09)
As a Daily Blabbermouth reporter, the Pink Panther tries to get past the security officer and guard dog at Howard Huge's mansion to secure an interview with him.
10816Pet Pink PebblesGerry Chiniquy, Art LeonardiDecember 9, 1978 (1978-12-09)
The Pink Panther adopts a pet rock, which is more trouble than it is worth.
Note: Reissue of Rocky Pink refitted with Steve DePatie's music cues and a few new scenes.
10917The Pink of BagdadArt Davis, Gerry ChiniquyDecember 9, 1978 (1978-12-09)
An Indian fakir's magic rope falls in love with the Pink Panther's tail and the Panther tries to run away from it.
Note: Reissue of The Pink of Arabee refitted with Steve DePatie's music cues and a few new scenes; the Little Man does not appear.
11018Pink in the DrinkSid MarcusDecember 10, 1978 (1978-12-10)
The Pink Panther is scammed by a South Sea cruise, which turns out to be a trap set up by a pirate (the Little Man) who forces the Panther to either do his bidding, or else walk the plank.
11119Pink BananasArt DavisDecember 12, 1978 (1978-12-12)
In the jungle, the Pink Panther encounters a music-loving gorilla who dances whenever he hears music.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
11220Pinktails for TwoArt DavisDecember 12, 1978 (1978-12-12)
The Pink Panther's tail grows to enormous proportions after Speedy-Grow fertilizer drips on it.
11321Pink Z-Z-ZSid MarcusDecember 13, 1978 (1978-12-13)
A constantly meowing alley cat keeps the Pink Panther awake.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
11422Star PinkArt DavisDecember 13, 1978 (1978-12-13)
The Pink Panther operates a gas station for space ships and ends up battling a space villain (the Little Man).
11523Pink BreakfastBrad CaseDecember 17, 1978 (1978-12-17)
The Pink Panther tries to make breakfast.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
11624Pink QuackersBrad CaseDecember 20, 1978 (1978-12-20)
The Pink Panther adopts a wind-up duck as a house pet.
11725Toro PinkSid MarcusDecember 22, 1978 (1978-12-22)
The Pink Panther once again becomes a toreador when the one at a nearby arena chickens out.
Note: Partial remake of Bully for Pink.
11826String Along in PinkGerry ChiniquyDecember 23, 1978 (1978-12-23)
The Pink Panther follows a seemingly endless piece of string.
11927Pink in the WoodsBrad CaseDecember 25, 1978 (1978-12-25)
The Pink Panther becomes a lumberjack again, but is constantly chased by his serious and short-tempered boss (the Little Man).
Note: Partial remake of Pink is a Many Splintered Thing.
12028Pink PullSid MarcusDecember 26, 1978 (1978-12-26)
The Pink Panther uses a very large magnet to retrieve a lost coin that fell down a sewer grate.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
12129Spark Plug PinkBrad CaseDecember 28, 1978 (1978-12-28)
The Pink Panther needs a new spark plug to start his lawn mower, but his replacement falls into a yard guarded by an aggressive bulldog.
Note: The Little Man does not appear.
12230Doctor PinkSid MarcusDecember 29, 1978 (1978-12-29)
As a hospital janitor, the Pink Panther takes up first aid, much to the disgust of the duty doctor (the Little Man).
12331Pink SudsArt DavisDecember 30, 1978 (1978-12-30)
The Pink Panther goes to the launderette and causes mishaps to his fellow customer, the Little Man.
12432Supermarket PinkBrad CaseDecember 31, 1978 (1978-12-31)
The Pink Panther goes to Tony's Supermarket and is pursued by an employee (the Little Man) while he shops.
Note: Final original The Pink Panther short. Last cartoon directed by Brad Case. Last cartoon scored by Steve DePatie. Last cartoon released by United Artists. Last Pink Panther cartoon produced by Format Productions

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plot summaries viewed on The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection (DVD, MGM Home Entertainment, 2004)

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