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Written by: John W. Dunn, Lee Mishkin, Bob Ogle, Tom Yakutis, Tony Benedict, David Detiege, Cliff Roberts
Directed by: Robert McKimson, Gerry Chiniquy, Cullen Houghtaling, Sid Marcus, Art Leonardi, Bob Richardson, Dave Detiege, Brad Case, Art Davis
MPAA Rating: NR
Running Time: 153
Date: 05/02/2019

The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Volume 5: 1976-1978 (2019)

4 Stars (out of 4)

Pink Laughter-Ade

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

This fifth of six Blu-rays collecting the complete theatrical shorts of the one and only Pink Panther continues with Mystic Pink, The Pink of Arabee, The Pink Pro, Pink Piper, Pinky Doodle, Sherlock Pink, and Rocky Pink (all 1976), Therapeutic Pink (1977), Pink Pictures, Pink Arcade, Pink Lemonade, Pink Trumpet, Sprinkle Me Pink, Dietetic Pink, Pink U.F.O., Pink Lightning, Cat and the Pinkstalk, Pink Daddy, Pink S.W.A.T., and Pink and the Shovel (all 1978). It also includes Yankee Doodle Pink (a re-working of Pinky Doodle), Pet Pink Pebbles (a reworking of Rocky Pink), and The Pink of Bagdad (a re-working of The Pink of Arabee.). These cartoons are clearly of their era, but as part of the grand Pink Panther collection, are highly recommended. Please see my reviews of Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, and Vol. 4 for further notes. Bonuses on this disc include audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford and cartoon writer William Hohauser; "Think Pink: How to Draw Pink Panther with Art Leonardi" (4:14), and "Animated Main Titles For All 8 Blake Edward Pink Panther Films" (9:00).

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