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Pink Panther series
Directed by Gerry Chiniquy
Produced by David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Music by Steve DePatie
Doug Goodwin
Animation by Don Williams
Lee Halpern
Bernard Posner
Joan Case
Backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s)
  • December 2, 1978 (1978-12-02)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Pink and Shovel
Followed by Yankee Doodle Pink

Pinkologist is the 105th cartoon produced in the Pink Panther series. A total of 124 6-minute cartoons were produced between 1964 and 1980.


The Little Man visits a psychiatrist to discuss his constant struggles with the Pink Panther via flashbacks. After realating the painful stories, the psychiatrist shows him a picture of a human being. Then the human in the picture turns out to be the Pink Panther in disguise, sending both men flying out the window.


Pinkologist was the second "best of" entry in the Pink Panther series (the first was 1971's Pink-In). This was done by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE) in an effort to both save the studio money as well as produce enough new entries in time for television broadcast on The All New Pink Panther Show. Another benefit of recycling scenes from previous entries was that it would cost DFE half of what a normal episode costs to produce, but would still allow them to sell syndication rights at full price.[1]

This practice lead to three future entries to be reissues of theatrical entries in their entirety (Pet Pink Pebbles, The Pink of Bagdad and Yankee Doodle Pink).[1]

Referenced clips[edit]

Pinkologist recycles clips from the following episodes:

Laugh track[edit]

The All New Pink Panther Show contained a laugh track when the Pink Panther cartoons were broadcast on ABC TV.[1] Previously, the laugh track version aired on This TV until September 2011 and currently airs on the Spanish Language Boomerang TV channel.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Beck, Jerry. (2006) Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town!; DK ADULT, ISBN 0756610338