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The Panther series, which began in with The Pink Pantherand A Shot in and Son of the Pink Panther() with Italian comic actor Roberto Benigni as His first marriage, to actress Patricia Walker, ended in divorce. With Matt Frewer, Brian George, John Byner, Kenneth Mars. The cartoon follows the adventures of an actual pink panther with the occasional cartoon starring. The cartoon panther says nothing—not in dialogue and not about the our eyes at the end of the previous film), makes the series feel pretty tired well . Elke Sommer's character in A Shot In The Dark, whose relationship with.
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Pink Panther shorts made after were produced for both broadcast and film release, typically appearing on television first, and released to theaters by United Artists. There were also a series of animated shorts called The Inspectorwith the Clouseau-inspired Inspector and his sidekick Sgt. Deux-Deux, whom the Inspector is forever correcting.I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas - The Pink Panther (1993)
For this show, custom intro and end sequences were cut together from existing pieces of animation. Inthe half-hour series was revamped into a minute format, as The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show; this version included a live-action segment, where the show's host, comedian Lenny Schultz, would read letters and jokes from viewers.
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This version flopped, and would change back to the original half-hour version in The 32 entries were later released theatrically by United Artists. The Pink Panther and the Inspector lasted 87 issues, ending only when Gold Key ceased operations in Later television shows and specials[ edit ] During the final years of the Panther's theatrical run, DePatie—Freleng produced a series of three primetime Pink Panther television specials for ABC.
Though the series ran for over episodes, Peter Gunn is perhaps best remembered for its theme music, composed by Henry Manciniwho was to become an invaluable contributor to Edwards' career in film.
In the mid s Edward also moved towards film, directing a number of comedies before striking box office gold with the hit Operation Petticoatstarring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. Two years later, Edwards turned Truman Capote 's novella Breakfast at Tiffany 's into a critical and commercial success, propelling Audrey Hepburn 's Holly Golightly into the pop culture pantheon as well as Mancini's hit song "Moon River", which won an Oscar the film received five Oscar nominations total, including Best Actress.
The adult-for-its-time comedy, co-starring George PeppardPatricia Neal and Mickey Rooney whose jaw-dropping portrayal of a stereotypical Japanese landlord was the film's biggest missteperased much of Capote's sexual subtext in favor of a standard Hollywood romance between the two leads, but it nonetheless became one of the favored romantic comedies of all time.
He followed up that film with the effective black-and-white thriller Experiment in Terrorhis only turn in the thriller genre, and the alcoholism drama Days of Wine and Roses alsowhich featured Academy Award-nominated performances by Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. Inbeginning with The Pink Panther and in four subsequent Panther films over two decades, Edwards, in collaboration with Peter Sellersgave audiences one of the most distinctive comedic characters ever conceived - Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
With an exaggerated French accent and an incredibly clumsy manner, Clouseau was a uniquely brilliant creation, a completely inept detective who always got his man. Only two films were made in the early s, but the franchise was revived in the mid s with three more films.
He asked Edwards for help: Edwards read the script and agreed to make the film if he could re-work it to include Clouseau. Sellers agreed and arranged for Edwards to be the new director, while Edwards and William Peter Blatty The Exorcist reworked the script to make it a Clouseau comedy.
Sellers declined to return, so the film Inspector Clouseau was produced with Alan Arkin in the title role and without the involvement of Edwards. In Curse of the Pantherthe character appears in a cameo only, and is played by Roger Moore the explanation was that Clouseau had plastic surgery to change his appearance.
InSteven Martin played Clouseau in a remake of the original film, which spawned its own sequel in In addition to appearing in the credits for the rest of the series, he began appearing in animated shorts inhad two different animated series, and even had his own comic book.