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The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection
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Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
Starring: Mel Blanc, Dave Barry, June Foray, Rich Little, Paul Frees
Directed By: Art Leonardi, Arthur Davis, Bob Richardson, Brad Case, Cullen Blaine
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
EAN: 0027616924674
Format: Animated
Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
Number Of Items: 5
Publisher: MGM (Video & DVD)
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2006-01-31
Running Time: 797
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)

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The Pink Panther is - paws down - the world's grooviest cartoon star. In 1964, this pink-inked feline slinked onto the opening credits of Blake Edwards' caper film by the same name and threatened to steal the entire show. Sleek, sophisticated and witty, the animation, produced by Friz Freleng and David H. DePatie, was a stylish departure from its contemporaries…and an instant hit. A subsequent short film, The Pink Phink, would go on to win* an Oscar® and spawn a celebrated series of six-minute cartoons featuring the sly cat. Now, for the first time, 124 cartoons produced by Freleng and DePatie between 1964 and 1980 are collected here in a swingin' 5-disc set. With over 14 hours of "pink comedy," you can't help but lick your whiskers!

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Summary: Think Pink: The Pink Panther Classic Collection!
Comment: Think pink and, no doubt, you'll think of The Pink Panther. Created expressly as an opening main title sequence for Blake Edwards' The Pink Panther feature film, the animated Pink Panther character was so well received by audiences and critics, the silent cool cat (powered by Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme) ultimately became an international sensation resulting in several main title sequences, theatrical shorts (including Oscar-winner "The Pink Phink") and Saturday morning shorts. All of which are included in The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection, a pink-packed 5-disc (single-sided) set featuring all-new digital transfers of 124 original cartoons from 1964-1980; Full-Frame video; English mono audio; French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles; Closed Captions; booklet with history and episode list; plus the following all-new Special Features:

* Behind the Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon - Documentary examines the popularity of the Pink Panther cartoons through interviews with Blake Edwards and David H. DePatie.
* Pink Patter With Art Leonardi: The Story Behind the Animation - Featurette explores the history and creation of the series thru discussion with original animator Art Leonardi.
* Remembering Friz - An interview with the creator's daughters on Friz Freleng's legacy.
* Think Pink: How to Draw the Pink Panther - A short drawing lesson from original animator Art Leonardi.
* Page to Screen: In the Pink & Pink Blueprint - Features original storyboard-to-screen cartoon comparisons of "In the Pink" and "Pink Blueprint" shorts.
* Animated Main Title Sequences of... The Pink Panther, A Shot in the Dark, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Revenge of the Pink Panther, Trail of the Pink Panther.
* "Life in a Pink Factory" From American Cinematographer - An in-depth text interview with the Pink Panther's creators, David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng.

Highly Recommended!

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Summary: Awesome set!
Comment: If you're looking for a special gift for a child these days, be SURE to pick this up! Every child who has come into this house is just as enthralled with Mr. Pink Panther as I was back in the 60s. Since he was my absolute favorite cartoon, I had to get this set. It certainly has been the instant hit with all the kids in the neighborhood and mine even play the theme song on the piano! You don't even have to worry about the subject matter, just good, clean fun! I get SO tired of screening today's cartoons for language, etc., that it's just nice to be able to turn this dvd on and not worry. By the way, does ANYONE know what the new release in January, 2009 is going to contain? Amazon has it now for $51.99 and it's supposedly a 9-disc set. Wonder what it is?! Anyway, highly, highly, highly recommend this set, you definite won't be disapoointed. That is unless the added laugh tracks bother you. We noticed them and thought they were weird, but other than that, nothing's changed!

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Summary: Enjoyable
Comment: Its e very good compilation of pink panter. My daughter of 4 and I enjoys it very much. I would recomended hightly

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Summary: Awesome!
Comment: Very cool. My kids all love this. I wasn't even a huge fan when i was a kid but i've really enjoyed watching them with them. This was definitely worth the money paid for it.

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Summary: Animation's most famous and greatest feline gets royal treatment on DVD
Comment: The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection collects all of the Pink Panther cartoons that were made between 1964 and 1978 (but released to theaters between 1964 and 1980).
The Pink Panther cartoon character was initially designed as an intro tag to the Peter Sellers movie of the same name about a diamond which quite frankly was boring IMHO. Each film was literally upstaged by Friz Freleng's classic animated sequences featuring literally a panther that was colored pink.
The first Pink Panther cartoon in its own right was Pink Phink and it is a classic as he kept facing his nemesis, the Big Nose Man, by painting the man's house pink instead of blue.
I used to watch these cartoons religiously as a kid and I still love them today.
On this 5 DVD set you get every theatrical cartoon made like The Pink Phink, Bully For Pink (one of my favorites where the cat is a bullfighter), Congratulations It's Pink, G.I. Pink, Pink Valiant, Pink Pranks, Pink Blue Plate, The Pink Flea and many many more plus the shorts made for Saturday morning TV in 1978/79 like Pink Quackers, Pink in the Woods, Pink Arcade and Pink Breakfast amongst many more.
I notice that some of the 1978 remakes with new music soundtracks and newly added scenes which were Yankee Doodle Pink (originally Pinky Doodle with a new ending), Pet Pink Pebbles (it's Rocky Pink with new score and scene where rock goes around the town like a pinball) and Pink of Baghdad (originally Pink of Arabee with new score and added scene) aren't listed but were good shorts in their own right. I actally preferred Pet Pink Pebbles' music score and the newly added pinball sequence where the rock bounces through town to Rocky Pink although some complain.
Many people gripe that other shorts like The Ant and the Aardvark (voiced by John Byner who did dead on impersonations of Dean Martin and Jackie Mason and had 17 cartoons), The Inspector (based on Inspector Clouseau but funnier and had 34 cartoons), The Tijuana Toads (the two Mexican frogs Pancho and Toro whom had 17 cartoons) and Misterjaw (the German shark who yelled HEEGOTCHA to scare are people off whom had 34 cartoons) are not here. If this DVD set does well enough, I think MGM will release all of these cartoons in their own right (The Ant and the Aardvark and half of The Inspector have been released).
Also, this DVD comes with a few bonus features like the new documentary Behind the Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon. A new interview with one of the surviving animators of The Pink Panther Art Leonardi called Pink Patter With Art Leonardi: The Story Behind the Animation. A tribute to the late Friz Freleng on the feature Remembering Friz: A Tribute to Friz Freleng. A documentary on how to draw The Pink Panther called Think Pink: How to Draw the Pink Panther. Plus the sequence Page to Screen: The Making of Two Cartoons. Lastly, you get the animated Main Title Sequences From Five of the Feature Pink Panther Films.
This DVD is a must for fans of classic animation and Pink Panther in general.
Highly recommended!

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