Roland and Rattfink

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Roland and Rattfink is a series of animated shorts produced and released from 1968 to 1971. The main characters also made several guest appearances on The Pink Panther animated series. The series was produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng.[1]

Plot[edit]

The cartoons concerned blond, good-looking, pacifist Roland and the many attempts by the evil, mustachioed Rattfink to ruin his good time.[1]

Roland and Rattfink were both voiced by Lennie Weinrib (except in "The Deadwood Thunderball" where they were voiced by John Byner and Dave Barry).[1]

Hurts and Flowers (one long, running joke about Rattfink destroying Roland's daisies) concluded with Rattfink getting killed and Roland leaving daisies on his grave. When Roland walked away, Rattfink's ghost rose from the grave to throw the flowers at him. Seventeen cartoons were produced.

Filmography[edit]

Title Directed by: Story: Released: Synopsis:
1 "Hawks and Doves" Hawley Pratt John W. Dunn 1968-Dec-18
2 "Hurts and Flowers" Hawley Pratt John W. Dunn 1969-Feb-11
3 "Flying Feet" Gerry Chiniquy Irv Spector 1969-Apr-10
4 "The Deadwood Thunderball" Hawley Pratt John W. Dunn 1969-Jun-06
5 "Sweet and Sourdough" Art Davis John W. Dunn 1969-Jun-25
6 "A Pair of Sneakers" Art Davis John W. Dunn 1969-Sep-17
7 "Say Cheese, Please" Art Davis John W. Dunn 1970-Jun-07
8 "A Taste of Money" Art Davis (none listed) 1970-Jun-24
9 "The Foul Kin" Grant Simmons Sid Marcus 1970-Aug-05
10 "Bridgework" Art Davis Dale Hale 1970-Aug-26
11 "Robin Goodhood" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1970-Sep-09
12 "War and Pieces" Art Davis Sid Marcus 1970-Sep-20
13 "Gem Dandy" Gerry Chiniquy Dale Hale 1970-Oct-25
14 "Trick or Retreat" Art Davis Sid Marcus 1971-Mar-03
15 "The Great Continental Overland Cross-Country Race" Art Davis John W. Dunn 1971-May-23
16 "A Fink in the Rink" Art Davis John W. Dunn 1971-Jul-04
17 "Cattle Battle" Art Davis John W. Dunn 1971-Aug-04

Remakes[edit]

Much like a number of DFE-produced cartoon shorts, some of the Roland and Rattfink cartoons were remakes of Looney Tunes cartoons from the 1950s and 1960s (which featured either Daffy Duck or Yosemite Sam as the villain, a role later reprised by Rattfiink in this series), which are listed below:

Availability[edit]

The series was released January 27, 2009 on DVD from MGM Home Entertainment/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment as a part of The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection.[citation needed] The individual shorts were released on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 28, 2016 by Kino Lorber,[citation needed] and are also available to stream on Hulu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Beck, Jerry (2006). Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town. New York, New York: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd. pp. 54–55, 102–103. ISBN 0-7566-1033-8.

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