The Pink Panther is a 1993 animated television series. It was credited as a co-production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation, Mirisch-Geoffrey DePatie-Freleng and United Artists (though only done by the former, as the other properties ceased to exist or were absorbed into MGM a decade earlier).
The Pink Panther marked the first time the panther was given a full-time voice. Provided by Matt Frewer (best known as 1980s icon Max Headroom), the panther was given a humorous American accent in order to appeal to younger children. This characterization was in sharp contrast to the sophisticated British accent supplied by impressionist Rich Little (impersonating English actor David Niven who starred in 1963 film Pink Panther) who voiced the panther briefly in two 1965 cartoon shorts, Sink Pink and Pink Ice. The Little Man also gained a speaking voice for the first time, provided by Wallace Shawn. John Byner also reprised his roles as both The Ant and the Aardvark.
The 1993 incarnation of The Pink Panther starred the legendary hip feline in new adventures with several co-stars from the original theatrical shorts, including The Inspector, The Ant and the Aardvark and The Dogfather (who was redesigned for this series). Other former co-stars included the panther’s regular foil, “The Little Man”, as well as the Muscle Man from the 1968 cartoon Come On In! The Water’s Pink. New characters included a mask-wearing tribal witch doctor named Voodoo Man, little red-headed girl Thelma, a sweet old lady Mrs. Chubalingo, and her pet parrot Jules.
Each episode featured the Pink Panther dealing with different situations in a manner similar to the original Looney Tunes shorts, ranging from modern day situations such as working as a delivery boy to outlandish situations like living in caveman days. Beginning with Season 2, the Inspector took a central role in the show as a detective assisted by the Pink Panther, who often played an American police officer.
The show was nominated for a daytime Emmy award in 1994 for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition.
Guy De Lo And His Orchestra – The Pink Panther Discostar
Label: Aquarius – AQS YL 155
Format: Vinyl, LP
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
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Artwork [Création Graphique]– C. Caumon
Composed By– G. De Lo, H. Mancini, P. Marchese
Producer– Jean Van Loo
Produced for Trans Entertainment Enterprises France
Distribution exclusive : CBS – TEE France.