Pink Panther and Sons

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Pink Panther and Sons
Genre Animation
Based on Characters created by David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng, and Blake Edwards' films
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer Henry Mancini (Original)
Opening theme "Sons of the Panther"
Ending theme "Sons of the Panther" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Rob Walsh
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 26
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
  • David H. DePatie
  • Kay Wright
  • Friz Freleng (creative producer)
Editor(s) Gil Iverson
Robert Ciaglia
Running time 10–11 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor MGM/UA Television
Original network
  • NBC (1984–1985)
  • ABC (1986)
Original release September 8, 1984 (1984-09-08) – February 26, 1985 (1985-02-26)
Preceded by The Pink Panther Show
Followed by The Pink Panther (1993 TV series)

Pink Panther and Sons is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions[1] and Mirisch-Geoffrey-DePatie-Freleng. The series was originally broadcast on NBC from 1984 to 1985 and moved to ABC in 1986. Friz Freleng served as creative producer for the series as his and David H. DePatie's production company, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, existed as an in-name-only enterprise by this time, as its operations were absorbed by Marvel Productions in 1981.


The series centers on The Pink Panther's two sons: pre-teen Pinky, his brother, toddler Panky and their friends in the Rainbow Panthers crew (the pretty Chatta, fighting Rocko, gibbersh-talking Murfel, overalls-wearing Anney, and mixed-up-talking Punkin). Each episode shows the Rainbow Panthers coming together for friendship and fun as they learn all about growing up and caring for each other as they take on a group of lions called the Howl Angels.


Rainbow Panthers[edit]

  • Pinky (voiced by Billy Bowles) - Pinky is a very polite young panther. Pinky generally ends up getting in the most danger in situations, such as turning six inches tall in one episode, and is the one who comes up with most of the ideas. He is in love with Chatta, a purple panther in the group.
  • Panky (voiced by B.J. Ward) – Panky is Pinky's little brother. His diaper is never tied correctly so he just holds it wherever he goes. Since he is still a toddler, he is considered very impressionable.
  • Chatta (voiced by Sherry Lynn) – Chatta is a purple panther. She is in love with Pinky and often tries to impress him to win his affection.
  • Murfel (voiced by Shane McCob) – Murfel is a green panther who wears an oversized knit cap. He muffles or mixes up everything that he says.
  • Rocko (voiced by Frank Welker) – Rocko is a yellow panther who is very athletic. He is always seen sporting boxing gloves.
  • Anney O'Gizmo (voiced by Jeannie Elias) – Anney is an orange panther wearing overalls and is the most scientific of the group.
  • Punkin (voiced by B.J. Ward) – Punkin is a blue panther who wears a baseball cap and a wooly jumper. He is rather dense.
  • Pink Panther – He is the mute father of Pinky and Panky.

Howl Angels[edit]

  • Finko (voiced by Frank Welker) – Finko is the leader of the Howl Angels. He is a rival to Pinky and one time was babysitter to Panky at the time when Pinky and Chatta goes on a date to the movies.
  • Howl (voiced by Marshall Efron) – Howl is a right-hand man to Finko.
  • Liona (voiced by Jeannie Elias) – Liona is a lioness, she is tough but pretty, she has a crush on Rainbow Panthers club leader Pinky. She and Chatta fight for his affection.
  • Bowlhead (voiced by Gregg Berger) –
  • Buckethead (voiced by Sonny Melendrez) –


No. Title Written by Original air date
1 "Spinning Wheels" Cliff Roberts September 8, 1984 (1984-09-08)
A local bike shop is looking for a representative in the Big Bike race and can only sponsor one racer. Panky and one of the Howl's Angels members compete in a one-on-one bike race to win a chance to be sponsored by said bike shop. However, Finko takes the unfair approach to ensure Pinky loses
2 "Pinky at the Bat" Glenn Leopold September 15, 1984 (1984-09-15)
The Rainbow Panthers have a baseball battle with the Howl Angels.
3 "The Great Bumpo" Jim Ryan September 22, 1984 (1984-09-22)
4 "Take a Hike" Lane Raichert September 29, 1984 (1984-09-29)
The Rainbow Panthers hike in the wilderness, as the title implies.
5 "Haunted Howlers" John Bates October 6, 1984 (1984-10-06)
6 "Traders of the Lost Bark" Glenn Leopold October 13, 1984 (1984-10-13)
Panky receives a puppy for his birthday only for the pup to run away within minutes.
7 "Pink Enemy #1" Denis Higgins October 20, 1984 (1984-10-20)
When the Pink Panther gets framed for a bank robbery Pinky recruits the Rainbow Panthers to solve the mystery of who really did the crime and prove his father's innocence.
8 "Pink Encounters of the Panky Kind" Glenn Leopold October 27, 1984 (1984-10-27)
The Rainbow Panthers renovate their clubhouse and have their sleepover in it only to have the place taken over by Howl's Angels. Afterwards Panky gets abducted by aliens and replaced a robotic duplicate.
9 "Millionaire Murfel" John Bates November 3, 1984 (1984-11-03)
10 "The Pursuit of Panky" Glenn Leopold November 10, 1984 (1984-11-10)
11 "Sitter Jitters" Jim Ryan November 17, 1984 (1984-11-17)
Pinky is going to the cinema with Chatta, and Finko must babysit Panky because he is too little for a scary movie.
12 "The Fix-Up, Foul-Up" Lane Raichert November 24, 1984 (1984-11-24)
13 "Joking Genie" Denis Higgins December 1, 1984 (1984-12-01)
Pinky and Panky find a lamp that contains a genie.
14 "Panky's Pet" Glenn Leopold December 8, 1984 (1984-12-08)
15 "Punkin's Home Companion" Jim Ryan December 15, 1984 (1984-12-15)
16 "Insanity Claus" Lane Raichert December 22, 1984 (1984-12-22)
A person dressed as Santa Claus ends up breaking into Pinky and Panky's house, and only Panky believes it to be the real Santa, and after having the person sent to jail, the gang find out he was right. It was the real Santa Claus getting a jump on Christmas that year.
17 "Rocko's Last Round" Glenn Leopold December 29, 1984 (1984-12-29)
A misunderstanding at the Doctor's office causes the rest of the Rainbow Panthers to think that Rocko is dying.
18 "Sleeptalking Chatta" John Semper and Cynthia Friedlob January 5, 1985 (1985-01-05)
Chatta wins the radio contest but her sleepwalking causes trouble for the Rainbow Panthers especially when Howl and Finko take her off course so that they win the contest.
19 "Pink Shrink" Denis Higgins January 12, 1985 (1985-01-12)
Annie's shrink machine causes Pinky to become six inches tall.
20 "The Pink Link" Glenn Leopold January 19, 1985 (1985-01-19)
While the Pink Panther is preparing for a film festival, Pinky and Panky help to prepare their house for the arrival of Cousin Punky. Unbeknownst to them, an archaelogist had just discovered a prehistoric cat frozen in a block of ice, and through mishaps the prehistoric cat ends up getting defrosted and ends up at Pinky's clubhouse, who mistakes it for Cousin Punky. The prehistoric cat is unfamiliar with a modern city, and behaves much in the way of wild panthers.
21 "Anney's Invention" Jim Ryan January 26, 1985 (1985-01-26)
22 "Panky and the Angels" Glenn Leopold February 2, 1985 (1985-02-02)
During a "top secret" meeting, the other members of the Rainbow Panthers do not allow Panky in. Thinking they're kicking him out or ignoring him, he decides to join up with the Howls Angels. However his time with them is cut short as well when Finko demands more money for dues than Panky has, so Panky decides to go and find his own clubhouse and decides on a train caboose (a possible shot at The Getalong Gang). When he somehow jars its brakes loose and goes rolling off uncontrollably, Pinky saves him. Panky then learns they were planning his birthday party in that meeting, hence why he wasn't allowed in.
23 "Arabian Frights" John Bates February 9, 1985 (1985-02-09)
24 "Brothers Are Special" Denis Higgins February 16, 1985 (1985-02-16)
25 "A Hard Day's Knight" Lane Raichert February 23, 1985 (1985-02-23)
The Rainbow Panthers tour Medieval Manor, an amusement park featuring a castle and robot knights.
26 "Mister Money" John Bates February 26, 1985 (1985-02-26)
Pinky and Panky want to buy a watch for their father as a present. For help in raising the money, they turn to the Rainbow Panthers and an adult purple panther who uses the alias Mr. Wright.

Voice cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Production credits[edit]

  • Executive Producers: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Producer: David DePatie
  • Producer for Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.: Kay Wright
  • Associate Producers: Tony Benedict, Art Leonardi, David Salter, Mitch Schauer
  • Story Editors: Glenn Leopold and Ray Parker
  • Supervising Director: Ray Patterson
  • Directors: Oscar Dufau, Carl Urbano
  • Assistant Directors: Bob Goe, Don Lusk, Don Patterson
  • Story Direction: George Gordon, Jan Green, Chuck Harvey, Lew Saw, Mitch Schauer, Robert Taylor, Roy Wilson
  • Recording Director: Gordon Hunt
  • Animation Casting Director: Andrea Romano
  • Voices: Bob Arbogast, Gregg Berger, Billy Bowles, Hamilton Camp, Rick Cimino, Peter Cullen, Rick Dees, Barry Dennen, Marshall Efron, Paul Eiding, Jeannie Elias, Paul Ely, Phil Hartman, Erv Immerman, Ralph James, Tommy Lasorda, Allan Lurie, Sherry Lynn, Shane McCabe, Sonny Melendrez, Don Messick, Cliff Norton, Roger Rose, Neil Ross, Michael Rye, William Schallert, Andre Stojka, Michael Villani, B.J. Ward, Frank Welker, William Windom
  • Pink Panther Theme by: Henry Mancini
  • Music by: Robert J. Walsh
  • Music Supervised by: Screenmusic West
  • Sound Direction: Alvy Dorman, Phil Flad
  • Title: Art Leonardi
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Design Supervisor: Bob Singer
  • Character Design: Sandra Berel, Geoff Darrow, Lee Evans, Art Leonardi
  • Layout Supervisor: Deane Taylor
  • Layout: Lisa Brailey, Milan Busina, Jackie Halbish, John Hill, Steve Lumley, Jacque Miller, Joe Shearer, Peter Sheehan, Pere Van Ryk
  • Animation Supervisor: Chris Cuddington
  • Animation: Bob Baxter, Susan Beak, Jim Davis, Murray Debus, Dick Dunn, Peter Eastment, Don Ezard, John Eyley, Arthur Filloy, Peter Gardiner, Gerry Grabner, Mary Guest, Nick Harding, Chris Hauge, Dwayne Labbe, Don MacKinnon, Jon McClenahan, Helen McAdam, Gus McLaren, Henry Neville, Simon O'Leary, Kevin Peaty, Vivien Ray, John Rice, Steve Robinson, Di Rudder, Mike Stapleton, Steven Taylor
  • Background Supervisor: Richard Zaloudek
  • Backgrounds: David Davenport, Mike King, Jerry Liew, Rod Simpson, Ken Wright, Milan Zahorsky
  • Checking and Scene Planning: Ellen Bayley
  • Xerography: Joan Lawson
  • Ink and Paint Supervisor: Donene Bailey
  • Technical Supervisor: Kim Humphreys
  • Camera: Rob Evans, John Elmessen, George Reyna, Tania Viseich
  • Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
  • Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
  • Editor: Robert Ciaglia
  • Music Editors: Cecil Broughton, Daniels McLean, Terry Moore, Joe Sandusky
  • Effects Editors: Michael Bradley, David Cowan, Mary Gleason, Carol Lewis, Catherine MacKenzie, Kerry Williams, Jerry Winicki
  • Show Editor: Gil Iverson
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
  • Production Coordinator: Chris Cuddington
  • Production Manager: Jack Pietruska
  • Executives In Charge of Production: Jayne Barbera and Jean MacCurdy
  • Produced by Mirisch-Geoffrey-DePatie-Freleng in association with Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
  • This has been made under the jurdisction of I.A.T.S.E, Affiliated with A.L.F.-C.L.O.
  • © 1985 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


  1. ^ "Saturday morning switching at NBC". Broadcasting: 72. 1984-04-16. 

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