animated cartoon The Pink Phink © DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
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The Pink Phink

When the Pink Panther sees a human painting a house blue, he decides that it is completely the wrong color. Grabbing a brush and a pot of pink paint, the panther sets about redecorating the house in his preferred color, much to the confusion and annoyance of the human.

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Created by: DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
Language: no dialogue
Country of Origin: USA
Alternate Title: Blake Edwards' The Pink Panther: The Pink Phink (USA)
Directed by: Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt
Musical Score by: William Lava
Theme Music by: Henry Mancini
Writing Credits: John W. Dunn

animated cartoon The Pink Phink © DePatie-Freleng EnterprisesAfter Warner Bros. closed down its animation department Friz Freleng and David H. DePatie set up studios in the defunct lot, intending to create their own product, surviving on advertising work and the reduced rate of rent that the studio was charging them. Soon film director Blake Edwards approached them to create the open titles for his new comedy: the Peter Seller’s showcase “The Pink Panther.”

Critics and audiences reacted kindly to the onscreen antics of the feline in those opening minutes (in fact some critics at the time suggested that the opening was more entertaining than the rest of the film). United Artists commissioned DePatie-Freleng (now setup in their own studios) to make the first of what would be the Pink Panther series. “The Pink Phink” would earn the fledging studio an Oscar for best short subject/cartoon; the first time that a studio had ever won an Academy Award with its debut short.

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