The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection contains the theatrical Pink Panther shorts as well as other cartoons such as 'The Inspector' and 'The Ant and the Aardvark'. This whole thing began in 1963, when Blake Edwards needed an opening sequence for his film, The Pink Panther, so he commissioned David H. DePatie and Warner Brothers cartoon director, Friz Freleng to make one for it. The opening sequence turned out to be more popular than the movie itself, so United Artist commissioned DePatie-Freleng Enterprises to make Pink Panther cartoons for theaters. In 1969, due to the success of the cartoon, NBC started airing The Pink Panther Show along with another DFE theatrical cartoon... The Inspector
It was based on the Inspector Clouseau character. The Inspector was a clumsy French detective who bumbles everything up. It ran in theaters from December 1965 thru February 1969. There were total of 34 theatrical shorts.
Some crows try to eat the Panther's crops so he tries to get rid of them.
The Pink Panther is hungry. He finds a bone, but he has to fight with a caveman, a dinosaur and a lizard for the bone. Will the panther ever get to eat?
The Pink Panther hears a special announcement on TV that a fruit fly mutation has escaped from United States Agricultural Research Laboratory. The fly is reported to be unusually strong and very destructive. It is particularly fond of apples. Unfortunately for the Pink Panther he has an apple orchard.
The Pink Panther sees a "chef wanted" sign and applies for the job. He gets it and that's when the excitement begins.
A tuba player gets a notice from "everybody" that he is disturbing the whole town. Rather that risk getting evicted he goes out into the wilderness to play undisturbed. Unfortunately his playing disturbs the sleeping Pink Panther and a war is on.
The Pink Panther is on his way to Rome on an airplane when he is dropped out of the plane for some unknown reason via parachute. When he lands he quickly finds a sign that says Nome - 2 Miles. He starts hopping from one sheet of ice to another but one turns out to be a polar bear that begins to chase him. He finds a seal that helps him escape. The seal wants to stay with the Pink Panther, but he just wants to get back on his way to Rome.
It's Christmas. Everyone is enjoying the holiday except the Pink Panther who is very hungry. He tries to find food everywhere but can't get any. He goes to a mall where he causes much chaos. Will he get any food at all?