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The Pink Panther is a series of comedy films featuring the bumbling French police detective Jacques Clouseau. The role was originated by, and is most closely associated with, Peter Sellers. Most of the films were directed and co-written by Blake Edwards, with notable theme music composed by Henry Mancini. The Pink Panther cartoon character is the main character in a series of animated short films. ... Pink Panther may refer to: The Pink Panther, a series of ten films The Pink Panther (1963 film) The Pink Panther (2006 film) The Pink Panther (character), a cartoon character The Pink Panther (song), a song by Henry Mancini LPGA golfer Paula Creamer, who is nicknamed the Pink Panther. ... Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a bumbling fictional French detective who was a character in the Blake Edwardss Pink Panther series. ... This article is about the British actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ...


Despite its use in the titles of most of the films of the series, "The Pink Panther" is not the Clouseau character, but a large and valuable fictitious diamond which is the "MacGuffin" of the first film in the series. It bears that name because the flaw at its center, when viewed closely, is said to resemble a leaping pink panther. The phrase reappears in the title of the fourth film, The Return of the Pink Panther, in which the theft of the diamond is again the center of the plot – that film also marked the return of Sellers to the role after a gap of ten years, which may have contributed to the confusion between the character and the diamond. The phrase has been used for all the subsequent films in the series, even when the jewel does not figure into the plot (the diamond has only appeared in five of the ten films in the series). This article is about the plot device. ... The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975. ...


The first film in the series had an animated opening sequence (created by DePatie-Freleng) set to the theme music by Henry Mancini, featuring The Pink Panther character. This character, designed by Hawley Pratt, was subsequently given its own series of animated films — as well as being featured in the opening of every film in the series except A Shot in the Dark and Inspector Clouseau — and came to be known simply as "the Pink Panther". DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (sometimes abbreviated to DFE) was a Hollywood-based animation production company, active from 1963 to 1981. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ... The Pink Panther cartoon character is the protagonist and main character in a series of animated short films. ... Hawley Pratt (born June 9, 1911 in Seattle, Washington – died March 2, 1999 in Thousand Oaks, California) is an American film director and animator, who directed all The Pink Panther cartoons and two Dr. Seuss animated television specials: The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss on the Loose. ... For other uses, see Shot in the Dark (disambiguation) A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment (and considered by many to be the best) in the Pink Panther series. ... Inspector Clouseau is a 1968 United Artists feature film, the third in the popular Pink Panther movie series. ...

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Films and themes

Although the most recent Pink Panther films have starred Steve Martin, most of the films in the series starred Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau and were directed and co-written by Blake Edwards. The popular jazz-based theme music was composed by Henry Mancini. In addition to the credits sequences, the theme accompanies any suspenseful sequence involving "the Phantom" at work on a theft, both in the first and in subsequent films. For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ...


Mancini's other themes for the first film include an Italian-language set-piece called "Meglio Stasera" whose purpose seems primarily to introduce young actress Fran Jeffries. Portions of its instrumental version also appear in the underscore of the film several times. Other segments include "Shades of Sennett", a "honky tonk" piano number introducing the film's climactic chase scene through the streets of Rome. Most of the soundtrack album's other entries are early 1960s orchestral jazz pieces, befitting the style of the era. Although variations of the main theme would be reprised for many of the Pink Panther series entries, as well as the cartoon series, Mancini composed a different theme for A Shot in the Dark. Meglio Stasera (known in English as It Had Better Be Tonight), is a 1964 song with music by Henry Mancini, Italian lyrics by Franco Modigliani (songwriter) and English lyrics by Johnny Mercer. ... Fran Jeffries singing in The Pink Panther Fran Jeffries (born 18 May 1937 in San Jose, California) was a singer/actress/model in the 1960s and early-1970s. ... Mack Sennett (1880 - 1960) Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was an innovator of slapstick comedy in film. ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... Orchestral jazz is a jazz genre developed in the United States in the 1920s, most significantly by Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. ...


The Pink Panther of the title is a diamond supposedly containing a flaw which forms the image of a "leaping panther", which can be seen if held up to light in a certain way. The beginning of the first film explains this, and then the camera zooms in on the diamond to reveal the blurry flaw, which focuses into the Panther (albeit not actually leaping) to start the opening credits sequence (this is also done in Return). The plot of the first film centers around the theft of this diamond, which is mentioned in only four other films in the series (The Return of the Pink Panther, Trail of the Pink Panther, Curse of the Pink Panther, and the 2006 film The Pink Panther. The name stuck once "the Pink Panther" became synonymous with Inspector Clouseau, in much the way that "Frankenstein" was used in film titles to refer to Dr Frankenstein's monster or The Thin Man was used in a series of detective films. The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975. ... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ... Curse of the Pink Panther is a 1983 comedy film, the eighth installment of the Pink Panther series of films started by Blake Edwards in the early 1960s. ... The Pink Panther is a 2006 comedy film. ... This article is about the 1818 novel. ... For other uses, see The Thin Man (disambiguation). ...


A Shot in the Dark, a film which was not originally intended to feature Inspector Clouseau, is the only film in the series that features neither the diamond nor the distinctive animated Pink Panther in the opening credits and ending. Many critics, including Leonard Maltin, regard this entry as the best in the series. Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ...


In the original Pink Panther movie, the main focus was on David Niven's role as Sir Charles Lytton, who is the infamous jewel thief "the Phantom", and his plan to steal the Pink Panther from its owner. The Inspector Clouseau character played essentially a supporting role as Lytton's incompetent antagonist, and provided slapstick comic relief to a movie that was otherwise a subtle, lighthearted crime drama, a somewhat jarring contrast in styles which is not atypical of Edwards' films. The popularity of Clouseau caused him to become the main character in subsequent Pink Panther films, which were more straightforward slapstick comedies. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Mancini's theme, with variations in arrangement, is used at the start of all but a few of the Clouseau films.


As of 2006, ten Pink Panther films have been made, all but two having "Pink Panther" in the title: 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Pink Panther Movies
Movie Year Notes
The Pink Panther 1963 Although intended to begin a series for David Niven, Peter Sellers is so popular, the rest of the series is shaped to follow Clouseau rather than the Phantom/Sir Charles Lytton.
A Shot in the Dark 1964 Released only three months after The Pink Panther, Clouseau returns to bumble his way through a murder investigation. This also marks the first appearance of both Herbert Lom's Dreyfus and Burt Kwouk's Cato.
Inspector Clouseau 1968 This film stars Alan Arkin as Clouseau, and does not have any of the standard characters (Dreyfus, Cato, the Phantom, etc.) from the rest of the series, nor does it have music by Henry Mancini. Blake Edwards was not in any way involved in the making of the film.
The Return of the Pink Panther 1975 Not only does this mark the return of the famous "Pink Panther" diamond, but also the successful return of Peter Sellers as Clouseau (along with Edwards, Mancini, Dreyfus, and Cato). Sir Charles Lytton is portrayed by Christopher Plummer.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1976 Dreyfus' insanity reaches its pinnacle, and he tries to blackmail the rest of the world into killing Clouseau. Clearly successful critically and commercially, though this film arguably causes some major continuity issues for later films.
Revenge of the Pink Panther 1978 Claimed by some as an alternate to Strikes Again as the "follow-up" to Return. Ignoring Strikes Again, this film brings back Dreyfus and pits Clouseau against the French Connection. This is the last film for which Sellers filmed scenes as Clouseau prior to his death.
Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 Features Peter Sellers as Clouseau by way of deleted and alternate scenes from Strikes Again, this is intended mostly as a tribute to Sellers, but after its release, Sellers' widow (who lost her Executive Producer credit on the unproduced "Romance of the Pink Panther") successfully sued Edwards and the studio for tarnishing her late husband's memory. David Niven and Capucine reappear, reprising their original roles.
Curse of the Pink Panther 1983 Inspector Clouseau and The Pink Panther diamond, both of which had gone missing in Trail, are hunted down by the bumbling American detective, Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass). Clouseau returns in a cameo by an uncredited Roger Moore after having plastic surgery to change his identity. Although intended to spawn a new series of misadventures for Sergeant Sleigh, the film's dismal box office performance and critical drubbing sees the Panther hibernate for the next decade.
Son of the Pink Panther 1993 Roberto Benigni tries to revive the series by portraying Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli, Inspector Clouseau's illegitimate son by Maria Gambrelli (the murder suspect from A Shot in the Dark). Once again, many former Panther co-stars return. Although intended to again relaunch the series with a new lovable bumbling hero, "Son" brings Blake Edwards' original Panther series to a conclusion.
The Pink Panther 2006 This relaunches a new Pink Panther series starring Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau and Kevin Kline as Chief Inspector Dreyfus. Not a remake of the original Pink Panther, this sees a new starting point for a contemporary series introducing the Clouseau and Dreyfus characters along with the famous diamond to a new generation.
The Pink Panther 2 2009 The sequel to Steve Martin's Pink Panther film is in development. Shooting began in August 2007 for a planned 2009 release.

The first five Peter Sellers–Blake Edwards films were released theatrically by United Artists until the company was sold to MGM. Then Trail and Curse were released by MGM/UA Entertainment. Son of the Pink Panther, although produced by UA, was released by MGM. The Return of the Pink Panther is the only film that is not fully owned by MGM/UA, as some ancillary rights (including television broadcast rights) are controlled by British production company ITC Entertainment through successor-in-interest Granada International, while others (including home video) are now owned by Universal Pictures' Focus Features division--Focus recently re-issued this film on DVD for Region 1. Original distributor UA does own the film's copyright as well as the theatrical distribution rights via MGM as the latter studio handles theatrical distribution for the ITC/Granada theatrical library. The Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, is a 1963 comedy film, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Robert Wagner. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about the British actor. ... For other uses, see Shot in the Dark (disambiguation) A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment (and considered by many to be the best) in the Pink Panther series. ... Herbert Lom [Czech IPA: ] is an international film actor. ... Burt Kwouk (Chinese: 郭弼; pinyin: Guō Bì) (born July 18, 1930), is an actor who was born in Manchester, England because my mother happened to be there but was raised in Shanghai between the ages of ten months and seventeen years. ... Inspector Clouseau is a 1968 United Artists feature film, the third in the popular Pink Panther movie series. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series and continues the story after the end of The Return of the Pink Panther. ... Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) is the sixth film in the Pink Panther film series and last with Peter Sellers, though a later film in the series (Trail of the Pink Panther) used Sellers footage compiled from previous Panther movies. ... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ... Curse of the Pink Panther is a 1983 comedy film, the eighth installment of the Pink Panther series of films started by Blake Edwards in the early 1960s. ... Ted Wass (born on October 27, 1952 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American actor and director. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... Son of the Pink Panther (1993) was the ninth entry in the 30-year-old Pink Panther film series. ... Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (born October 27, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning Italian film and television actor, writer and director. ... The Pink Panther is a 2006 comedy film. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... MGM has announced the production of a sequel to the 2006 box office hit The Pink Panther. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... The Pink Panther is a 2006 comedy film. ... This article is about the film studio. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Son of the Pink Panther (1993) was the ninth entry in the 30-year-old Pink Panther film series. ... The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975. ... The ITC Entertainment logo The Incorporated Television Company (ITC) was founded by television mogul Lew Grade in 1954. ... Granada Productions is one of Europes leading commercial television production and distribution companies. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Focus Features (formerly USA Films) is the art house films division of NBC Universals Universal Studios, and acts as both a producer and distributor for its own films and a distributor for foreign films. ...


ITC originally intended to make an Inspector Clouseau television series, but Blake Edwards convinced the production company to back a feature film first and then a series if the film proved successful. The film exceeded expectations by becoming the most profitable film of 1975. United Artists quickly bought out ITC's investment and work immediately proceeded on the next feature film.


Although official, the 1968 film Inspector Clouseau is generally not considered by fandom to be part of the Pink Panther "canon" since it did not involve Sellers or Edwards. Some elements of Arkin's performance and costuming, however, were retained when Peter Sellers took back the role for Return in 1975. Despite common misconception, Alan Arkin does not appear in Trail of the Pink Panther. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Inspector Clouseau is a 1968 United Artists feature film, the third in the popular Pink Panther movie series. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ...


A new film, called The Pink Panther, starring Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau, directed by Shawn Levy, and produced by Robert Simonds, was released in February 2006. This is the first Panther film to be released by Columbia Pictures, which along with UA sister studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is part of the Sony/Comcast consortium. It is set in the present day and introduces different main characters, therefore belonging to a different continuity. Martin also stars in a sequel, The Pink Panther Deux, scheduled for release in 2009 and has also revealed that he is in talks to do The Pink Panther 3. The Pink Panther is a 2006 comedy film. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Shawn Adam Levy (born 1967) is a Canadian director and actor. ... Robert Simonds is a producer of American comedy movies. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the largest cable company in the United States. ... The Pink Panther Deux is a sequel to the 2006 film, The Pink Panther. ...


Characters

Inspector Jacques Clouseau

Jacques Clouseau is a bumbling simpleton of a policeman who believes himself to be a brilliant detective, if not a genius. He inexplicably speaks in English with a ludicrous French accent, while other characters speak English, often with their own accents. Clouseau's accent is far less pronounced in the first film; from A Shot in the Dark onwards the exaggerated accent became part of the joke. It has been suggested that portraying the incompetent policeman as French is based on a British stereotype of the French police, or even the French population as a whole. Peter Sellers in one of a number of appearances as Inspector Clouseau Inspector Jacques Clouseau (later chief inspector) is a fictional detective in Blake Edwardss Pink Panther series. ... A genius is a person of great intelligence. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Peter Sellers, the actor portraying Clouseau, remarked that in his opinion, deep down inside, Clouseau knew he was a buffoon; but Clouseau has an incredible knack for survival. Sheer luck or clumsiness usually saves him. In the first film, a farcical car chase around one of Rome's fountains results in the loud collision of all the vehicles (off-camera, witnessed only by a bemused pedestrian), resulting in the capture of the thieves (all of whom were wearing gorilla costumes). This approach accelerates, with Clouseau falling down stairs; falling into pools and fountains; causing fires and disasters; and even being blown up with bombs repeatedly throughout the series. In The Pink Panther Strikes Again, assassins from all over the world are sent to kill Clouseau; he bends down to tie his shoelace, falls over, etc., at just the right moment to ensure that the killers eliminate one another. In Trail of the Pink Panther, we see in one of the flashback that during World War II, Clouseau even fought in the French Resistance movement against the German occupation, but the flashbacks again only serve to reiterate the fact that Clouseau can survive anything despite his incompetence. This article is about fortune. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series and continues the story after the end of The Return of the Pink Panther. ... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Croix de Lorraine, chosen by General de Gaulle as the symbol of the resistance. ...


Inspector Clouseau is a patriotic Frenchman; his country is professedly his highest priority. He has been prone to infatuation (which is often reciprocated) ever since being cuckolded by Sir Charles Lytton. He is repeatedly perplexed by transvestites, to the extent that he addresses them as "Sir or Madam".


The role was originated by Peter Sellers, but has also been played by Alan Arkin (in Inspector Clouseau), Roger Moore (a cameo as a surgically altered Clouseau in Curse of the Pink Panther), and Steve Martin (in the 2006 Pink Panther film and its 2009 sequel). Additionally, Rich Little supplied the voice of Clouseau, impersonating Sellers, for additional scenes in Trail of the Pink Panther. This article is about the British actor. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Rich Little performing (as George Burns) in 2004 Richard Caruthers Rich Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian comedian best known for his celebrity impersonations. ...


Chief Inspector Charles LaRousse Dreyfus

Clouseau's superior, Charles Dreyfus, was introduced in A Shot in the Dark, where he held the rank of Commissioner. He is eventually driven murderously insane by his exasperation with Clouseau's stupidity. In The Return of the Pink Panther, Dreyfus has assumed the rank of Chief Inspector, instead of Commissioner; as before, he goes crazy by the end of the film, which ends with Dreyfus straitjacketed in a padded cell writing "Kill Clouseau" on the wall with his toes. Throughout this movie, Dreyfus initially suffers a variety of personal injuries (involving his gun and a cigarette lighter of a similar shape) before accidentally strangling his therapist while fantisising of Clouseau's death. In The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dreyfus is about to be released from the asylum after making a complete recovery, but within 5 minutes of Clouseau arriving (to speak to the board on Dreyfus' behalf), he suffers a variety of injuries and re-lapses back into murderous insanity. Dreyfus breaks out of the insane asylum and kidnaps a scientist, forcing him to build a disintegrator ray; the device is then used to blackmail the rest of the world into attempting to assassinate Clouseau. Dreyfus appears to disintegrate at the end of Strikes Again; but subsequently, and without any explanation, he can be found in the asylum again at the onsets of Revenge of the Pink Panther and Trail of the Pink Panther, and he is allowed to return to his position as Chief Inspector when Clouseau is missing, presumed dead. Herbert Lom famously gave his character a pronounced wink which occurred when he was under particular stress and an accompanying child-like giggle when plotting Clouseau's murder. For other uses, see Shot in the Dark (disambiguation) A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment (and considered by many to be the best) in the Pink Panther series. ... The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975. ... This article is about the garment of clothing. ... This article is about the body part. ... The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series and continues the story after the end of The Return of the Pink Panther. ... A psychiatric hospital (also called a mental hospital or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ... The disintegrator ray is a fictional weapon that destroys objects by disintegrating them down to their individual atoms. ... For other uses, see Blackmail (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) is the sixth film in the Pink Panther film series and last with Peter Sellers, though a later film in the series (Trail of the Pink Panther) used Sellers footage compiled from previous Panther movies. ... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ...


In Son of the Pink Panther, Dreyfus (as Chief Inspector) deals with Clouseau's equally buffoonish son Jacques Gambrelli. Compared to his treatment of Clouseau, Dreyfus is more accepting of Gambrelli. At the end of the film, Dreyfus falls in love with Clouseau's former lover, Maria Gambrelli (Jacques Gambrelli's mother), and they get married. At the subsequent wedding, Dreyfus is shocked to learn that Clouseau and Maria actually conceived twins: Jacques and Jacqueline Gambrelli. Son of the Pink Panther (1993) was the ninth entry in the 30-year-old Pink Panther film series. ...


In the 2006 reboot, The Pink Panther, Dreyfus (again as Chief Inspector) uses Clouseau as a decoy while he himself attempts to solve the crimes. Dreyfus merely views Clouseau as an idiot, and never attempts to have him killed; whereas Clouseau attacks his employer at one point, mistaking his identity. Later in the film, Dreyfus is dragged accidentally behind Clouseau's Smart Car. Dreyfus ends up in the hospital, where Clouseau's bumbling causes him further physical pain. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Pink Panther is a 2006 comedy film. ... For other uses, see Decoy (disambiguation). ... Look up Identity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For cars with artificial intelligence, see Smart car. ... Look up Pain in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Dreyfus was played by Herbert Lom in the Blake Edwards films, and by Kevin Kline in the 2006 film. He will be played by John Cleese in the 2009 sequel.[citation needed] Herbert Lom [Czech IPA: ] is an international film actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. ... Cleese redirects here. ...


Cato Fong

Cato (spelled "Kato" in A Shot in the Dark) is Clouseau's house boy, and an expert in martial arts. It is unclear whether he believes Clouseau to be a great detective or whether he merely humors him. It is a running joke that he is instructed to unexpectedly attack Clouseau, to keep Clouseau's combat skills and vigilance sharp. If they are interrupted during such an attack (as by a telephone call), Cato ceases to project the image of assailant and becomes a well-disciplined valet. Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Discipline (disambiguation). ... For the 2007 French film, see The Valet. ...


In later films, Cato helps Clouseau on some cases, including one in Hong Kong. Here, Cato wears glasses to be inconspicuous, but ends up running into various objects because of his now-impaired vision. In psychology, visual perception is the ability to interpret information from visible light reaching the eyes. ...


At first, Cato appears to conform to the Chinese racial stereotype of speaking in "broken English" and grinning; however, Revenge of the Pink Panther reveals him to actually be fluent in English, including nonstandard English. It is suggested that a love-hate relationship exists between the two men, sometimes bordering more on the "hate" side for Cato. An ethnic stereotype may be either (A) an overly-simplified representation of the typical characteristics of members of an ethnic group, or (B) a falsehood that has been repeated so many times that is accepted by many people as generally true. ... An example of Engrish on a sign in Sasebo, Japan. ... Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) is the sixth film in the Pink Panther film series and last with Peter Sellers, though a later film in the series (Trail of the Pink Panther) used Sellers footage compiled from previous Panther movies. ...


In Revenge, Cato, believing his master to be dead, ran a covert brothel in Clouseau's apartment. The password used to get into the brothel was to claim to be Inspector Clouseau, which caused a humorous scene when the true Inspector Clouseau showed up. Cato opened another brothel in Curse of the Pink Panther, and converted Clouseau's apartment into a museum featuring all the disguises the inspector had worn over the years. The choice of a brothel as his interim business may variously suggest that Cato is less than entirely honest, somewhat lecherous, aware of other people's lechery, or eager to earn money. He is otherwise loyal to Clouseau. A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ... Curse of the Pink Panther is a 1983 comedy film, the eighth installment of the Pink Panther series of films started by Blake Edwards in the early 1960s. ... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... Lust (from German: Lust) is sexual desire (this meaning is sometimes metaphorically extended to other forms of desire, e. ...


Cato was based on Kato, the sidekick of the Green Hornet played by Bruce Lee. The credits of A Shot in the Dark even list his name spelled with a "K", though it was changed to a "C" for all subsequent appearances. The Green Hornet with Kato below the title character. ... For other uses, see Sidekick (disambiguation). ... The Green Hornet is a fictional character, a masked crime fighter. ... Bruce Lee (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a... For other uses, see Shot in the Dark (disambiguation) A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment (and considered by many to be the best) in the Pink Panther series. ...


Cato was played by Burt Kwouk. Kwouk was also considered for a part in the 2006 revival, but was passed over, and the role of Cato was offered to Jackie Chan. Ultimately, however, the character was scrapped completely, for fear that the Chinese stereotype was too politically incorrect for modern audiences. Cato was replaced by a new character, Gendarme Gilbert Ponton, played by Jean Reno, assigned by Chief Inspector Dreyfus to watch over Clouseau. In a reversal of the setup with Cato, Clouseau would often attack Ponton unexpectedly; Ponton always won the fight, as opposed to Cato, who often lost. The fights featuring Cato were always more destructive and longer than those featuring Ponton. Burt Kwouk (Chinese: 郭弼; pinyin: Guō Bì) (born July 18, 1930), is an actor who was born in Manchester, England because my mother happened to be there but was raised in Shanghai between the ages of ten months and seventeen years. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... Jean Reno (born Juan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez (Spanish) [1][2] while French sources spell it as Don Juan Moreno y Herrera Jimenez [3]. on July 30, 1948) is a French actor. ...


Sergeant François Chevalier

François, Dreyfus' assistant, generally observes his boss's interactions with Clouseau (and subsequent emotional breakdowns) with placid bemusement. André Maranne, a French actor, played François in six Panther films, and in Son of the Pink Panther, he was replaced by Dermot Crowley. He later becomes Clouseau's assistant. André Maranne is an Anglo-French actor prominent in the 1970s. ... Son of the Pink Panther (1993) was the ninth entry in the 30-year-old Pink Panther film series. ...


Sir Charles Litton/The Phantom

"The Phantom" is a jewel thief; Clouseau's archenemy (after Dreyfus) in several of the films; and known to the public as Sir Charles Litton. He leaves a "calling card" at the scene of every crime: a white glove with a stylized letter "P". In the first film he was played by David Niven, and in Return by Christopher Plummer. In later films he had cameos, again performed by a by-then aging and frail Niven, whose voice was overdubbed by impressionist Rich Little. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rich Little performing (as George Burns) in 2004 Richard Caruthers Rich Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian comedian best known for his celebrity impersonations. ...


Homages and references to the films

  • In an episode of the anime series Lupin the Third, entitled "Black Panther" (American-dub title "My Birthday Pursuit"), master criminal and title character Lupin attempts to steal the Black Panther diamond as a birthday gift for his girlfriend/rival Fujiko. Normally, Lupin has to deal with the interfering Inspector Zenigata, but in this episode, Zenigata is aided by a clearly Clouseau-inspired character, Inspector Conaiseau. Conaiseau is even assisted by a Cato-inspired character, Hageito. Also within the episode, Lupin and Conaiseau both infiltrate a nudist colony, much like Clouseau does in A Shot in the Dark. Also, as a note of interest, the Black Panther diamond, when light shines on it at a certain angle, shows within it a black version of the Pink Panther cartoon character. This "toon" seems to give the diamond a life of its own, as whenever it is unexpectedly dropped, the diamond appears to run off like a loose panther, with the "toon" visible to the audience as it does so.
  • In an episode of the animated series Jackie Chan Adventures, entitled "Enter...the Viper", Jackie Chan and his niece Jade must protect the "Pink Puma" diamond from a female jewel thief called Viper.
  • In The Simpsons episode "This Little Wiggy", an announcer on Chief Wiggum's television is heard saying "We now return to The Return of the Pink Panther Returns, starring Ken Wahl as Inspector Clouseau".
  • In the The Simpsons Season 5 episode "Homer the Vigilante" the Springfield Cat Burglar character is based on the Phantom. When he burglarizes the Simpsons house the background music is very similar to the Pink Panther music, and he leaves a calling card at the scene of the crime. He steals the world's largest cubic zirconia from a museum, much like the Phantom stealing the Pink Panther diamond. When he is captured he turns out to be a suave, David Niven-like character.
  • In an ad for Apple Computer's iPhone, Inspector Clouseau is seen briefly answering his telephone.
  • Cato appears in the movie Inspector Gadget during the Minions Anonymous meeting.
  • On The Price is Right, the Pink Panther theme music was used during the Safe Crackers pricing game, from 1976-1992. However, the production company had to pay licensing fees every time the song was used, so they replaced it with stock music.

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Reception

Box office performance

Film Release date Box office revenue Box office ranking Reference
The Pink Panther March 20, 1964 $10,878,107 #3,054 [1]
A Shot in the Dark June 23, 1964 $12,368,234 #2,888 [2]
Inspector Clouseau July 19, 1968  ?  ? [3]
Return of the Pink Panther May 21, 1975 $41,833,347 #1,164 [4]
The Pink Panther Strikes Again December 15, 1976 $33,833,201 #1,465 [5]
Revenge of the Pink Panther July 19, 1978 $49,579,269 #987 [6]
Trail of the Pink Panther December 17, 1982 $9,056,073 #3,266 [7]
Curse of the Pink Panther August 12, 1983 $4,491,986 #4,017 [8]
Son of the Pink Panther August 27, 1993 $2,438,031 #4,535 [9]
The Pink Panther (2006) February 10, 2006 $82,226,474 #484 [10]
The Pink Panther 2 February 13, 2009 [11]
Pink Panther film series $246,704,576

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Pink Panther character and animated cartoons

The Pink Panther cartoon character
The Pink Panther cartoon character

The opening title sequence of the original 1963 Pink Panther film was such a success with the United Artists executives that they decided to adapt the title sequence into a series of theatrical animated shorts. DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, run by former Warner Bros. Cartoons creators David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng, produced the opening sequences, with Freleng as director. UA commissioned a long series of Pink Panther shorts, the first of which, 1964's The Pink Phink won the 1964 Academy Award for Animated Short Film. By the late-1960s, the shorts were being broadcast as Saturday morning cartoons, and new shorts were being produced for both television broadcast and theatrical release. The animated Pink Panther character has also appeared in computer and console video games, as well as advertising campaigns for several companies. Image File history File links The Pink Panther from the Region 2 DVD The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection, released in 2004 by MGM Home Ent. ... Image File history File links The Pink Panther from the Region 2 DVD The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection, released in 2004 by MGM Home Ent. ... The Pink Panther cartoon character is the protagonist and main character in a series of animated short films. ... The Pink Panther cartoon character is the protagonist and main character in a series of animated short films. ... DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (sometimes abbreviated to DFE) was a Hollywood-based animation production company, active from 1963 to 1981. ... Termite Terrace is the nickname for an old building on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA where Looney Tunes were created frm 1935 to 1937. ... David Hudson DePatie (born 1935 in New Mexico, U.S.), worked with Friz Freleng to create the animated character known as The Pink Panther, originally created for the opening tiles of the 1963 live-action film The Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers. ... Isadore Friz Freleng (August 21, 1906[1]–May 26, 1995) was an animator, cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. ... The Pink Phink, released on December 18, 1964, was the first Pink Panther animated short released by United Artists and produced at DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. ... // The Academy Award for Animated Short Film is an award which has been given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Academy Awards every year since the 5th Academy Awards, covering the year 1931-32, to the present. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ...


Video games

The Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis game Pink Panther Goes to Hollywood was developed by Altron and released by HeadGames Publishing in 1993, where the Pink Panther was being pursued by Inspector Clouseau through the MGM studios, and finds himself in various movie parodies, including "Honey, I Shrunk the Pink", "Cat on a Hot Pink Roof" and "Pinkenstein" (oddly enough, few of the parodies are of MGM movies). The game did poorly with critics and sold badly, and is now mostly forgotten. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) is a video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988, North America in 1989, and the PAL region in 1990. ... For the fictional weapon in Gundam meta-series, see XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam. ... 1993 1993 in games 1992 in video gaming 1994 in video gaming Notable events of 1993 in video gaming. ... Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 comedy film released through Walt Disney Pictures. ... This is an article about the movie adaptation. ... This article is about the 1818 novel. ...


The cartoon character was used in a PlayStation game Pinkadelic Pursuit published by French company Cryo Interactive in 2002, as well as a Game Boy Advance version developed by Wanadoo FTG in 2003, which were both barely marketed and quickly forgotten. Sony published a Pink Panther game for Mobile Phones in 2004. He was the central character in the storyline of the point-and-click cartoon PC games "Pink Panther's Passport to Peril" and "Pink Panther in Hokus Pokus Pink" Published by Wanderlust Interactive in 1996. Compedia developed PC CD-Rom games for kids, which were released in Fall 2007. For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... Cryo Interactive Entertainment was a French video game development and publishing company founded in 1992, but existing unofficially since 1989 as a developer group under the name Cryo. ... “GBA” redirects here. ... Point and click describes the simple action of a computer user moving a cursor to a certain location on a screen (point) and then clicking a mouse button, usually the left one (click), or other pointing device. ...


References

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External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... Peter Sellers in one of a number of appearances as Inspector Clouseau Inspector Jacques Clouseau (later chief inspector) is a fictional detective in Blake Edwardss Pink Panther series. ... This article is about the British actor. ... The Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, is a 1963 comedy film, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Robert Wagner. ... For other uses, see Shot in the Dark (disambiguation) A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment (and considered by many to be the best) in the Pink Panther series. ... The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975. ... The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series and continues the story after the end of The Return of the Pink Panther. ... Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) is the sixth film in the Pink Panther film series and last with Peter Sellers, though a later film in the series (Trail of the Pink Panther) used Sellers footage compiled from previous Panther movies. ... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... Inspector Clouseau is a 1968 United Artists feature film, the third in the popular Pink Panther movie series. ... Curse of the Pink Panther is a 1983 comedy film, the eighth installment of the Pink Panther series of films started by Blake Edwards in the early 1960s. ... Son of the Pink Panther (1993) was the ninth entry in the 30-year-old Pink Panther film series. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... The Pink Panther is a 2006 comedy film. ... MGM has announced the production of a sequel to the 2006 box office hit The Pink Panther. ... This is a list of the original Pink Panther theatrical short cartoons. ... The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of United Artists animated cartoons from the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Pink Panther and Sons was an animated television series featuring the Pink Panther and his two sons. ... The Pink Panther is a 1993 animated television series; a co-production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation, Mirisch-Geoffrey DePatie-Freleng and United Artists, this version stars the legendary hip feline in new adventures, but this time he talks (with the voice of Matt Frewer). ... The Pink Panther cartoon character is the main character in a series of animated short films. ... The Inspector and Sgt. ... The Pink Panther Theme is an instrumental composition by Henry Mancini written as the theme for the 1963 film The Pink Panther and subsequently nominated for the 1964 Academy Award for Original Music Score. ... DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (sometimes abbreviated to DFE) was a Hollywood-based animation production company, active from 1963 to 1981. ... David Hudson DePatie (born 1935 in New Mexico, U.S.), worked with Friz Freleng to create the animated character known as The Pink Panther, originally created for the opening tiles of the 1963 live-action film The Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers. ... Isadore Friz Freleng (August 21, 1906[1]–May 26, 1995) was an animator, cartoonist, director, and producer best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons from Warner Bros. ... The Pink Panther cartoon character is the main character in a series of animated short films. ... The Inspector and Sgt. ... A Mirish-DePatie-Freleng Production Released through United Artists Series of theatrical cartoons produced at DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1968 to 1971. ... The Aardvark The Ant The Ant and the Aardvark was a series of theatrical short cartoons produced at DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1969 to 1971, depicting the attempts of an unnamed blue aardvark to catch and eat a red ant named Charlie. ... Tijuana Toads was a series of 17 theatrical cartoons produced at DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and released through United Artists. ... Image:Http://dfe. ... Hoot Kloot was a series of theatrical cartoons produced at DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1973 to 1974. ... The Dogfather (A DePatie-Freleng Production, in association with Mirisch Company) was created by Hawley Pratt and Friz Freleng at DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. ... Misterjaw is a 34-episode made-for-television cartoon series, produced at DePatie-Freleng Enterprises in 1976 for The Pink Panther and Friends television series on NBC. Misterjaw (voiced by Arte Johnson) was a blue German accented shark(with a purple vest with white collar, a bow tie and tall... Crazylegs Crane is a 16-episode made-for-television cartoon series produced at DePatie Freleng Enterprizes in 1978 for The All New Pink Panther Show on ABC. The segment is about the goofy yellow bird (voiced by Larry D. Mann) having such misadventures. ... Looney Tunes opening title from mid-1950s Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros. ... Merrie Melodies end title Merrie Melodies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Warner Bros. ... The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of United Artists animated cartoons from the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Super 6 was an animated cartoon series which was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises in 1966, and shown on the NBC television network from 10 September 1966 to 31 August 1969. ... The Houndcats was a 1970s animated television series shown on the NBC television network. ... Super President was an animated cartoon which was shown on Saturday mornings by NBC between September 16, 1967 and December 28, 1968. ... Here Comes The Grump was an animated cartoon series created by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. ... Doctor Dolittle was an animated adventure series that lasted one season and ran from September 12th, 1970 to September 2nd, 1971 on the NBC network and was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. ... The Barkleys is a animated television series that ran from September 9th, 1972 to September 1st, 1973 on NBC and was produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Oddball Couple was an animated half hour Saturday morning show that ran on the ABC TV network from September 6, 1975 to September 3, 1977. ... Fantastic Four is an animated series produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and Marvel Comics Animation in the mid-1970s. ... The animated Spider-Woman fires webs from her fingers Spider-Woman was an animated television series, based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew). ... Theodor Seuss Geisel (pronounced ; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist, better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss (often pronounced , but he himself said [1]). He published over 48 childrens books, which were often characterized by his imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use... The Cat in the Hat is an animated musical television special. ... Cover of The Lorax This article is about the Dr. Seuss childrens story. ... Dr. Seuss on the Loose is a 1973 animated television special, hosted by The Cat in the Hat, who appears in bridging sequences where he introduced animated adaptations of three Dr. Seuss childrens books The Sneetches, The Zax, and Green Eggs and Ham. ... Halloween is Grinch Night is a 1977 cartoon narrated by Hans Conried Staring The Grinch. ... This was a Dr. Seuss animated television special from 1980 and nominated for an Emmy[1]. It was directed by Gerard Baldwin for DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. ... First production logo used after Marvel acquired DePatie-Freleng Enterprises The 1980s Spider-Man Marvel logo used when New World bought Marvel. ...

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