Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Pink Panther Speaks

While wasting time when I should really have been working today, I stumbled across the main titles from The Pink Panther animated series I'd worked on from the early 90's.  This version of The Pink Panther was my very first writing gig in animation - as a kid I'd watched the classic Pink Panther cartoons and I was definitely a fan.  The 1993 series ran for only two seasons, but it was a great crew, a lot of fun, and a really nice looking show. The style of the show has a heavy 90's feel to it, but I still like the jazzy version of Henry Mancini's Pink Panther Theme that was arranged for the titles.

Yes, he speaks.  Get over it.

The show caught flak from a lot of "Pink Panther purists" since MGM made the decision to have the Panther speak.  I have to admit I was a little doubtful about this change as well, but ultimately I think it worked out fine, especially since Matt Frewer of Max Headroom fame was cast as the voice of the Panther.

Don't call me P-P-P-Pinky!

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