MGM- More Pink Panther Cartoons on DVD, Please

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  1. Kevin McCorry

    Kevin McCorry Stunt Coordinator

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    The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection was released
    on DVD in 1999 and since then no follow-up. I recall
    hearing about plans to release the other videos in
    the 1997 compilation line on DVD but as yet nothing.
    With MGM's admirable record of releasing UA catalog titles, I would think these cartoons would make their way in bulk onto DVD any time now. Just think. All 34 Inspector cartoons could fit on one DVD. All 18 Ant and Aardvark cartoons would go on one DVD. And all the classic era Pink Panthers (those directed by Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt, Gerry Chiniquy, Art
    Davis, Bob McKimson) could comprise a 3-disc set with extras including Pink Panther Show intros and between-cartoon bridge sequences and maybe interviews with Dave DePatie, Pat Harrington Jr., and John Byner.
    These cartoons are timelessly funny (funnier IMHO than many Warner Bros. cartoons). There are many Pink Panther cartoons in which a pitiful little, white man is driven to insanity by the Pink Panther's disastrous bumbling, and the comic timing is excellent. Likewise for most Inspector cartoons, like the one wherein the Commissioner is blown up incessantly while the Inspector is trying to protect him or the one in which the Inspector tries again and again to board a smuggler's ship. The Louvre art gallery one, the
    Sgt. Deux-Deux as Jekyll and Hyde one, the picque-
    pacquette one, the space alien one, all of them are
    brilliant comedy. And then John Byner imitating Jackie
    Mason as the Aardvark is in a class all of its own.
    And wouldn't "Psychedelic Pink" look stunning on DVD?
     
  2. Kevin McCorry

    Kevin McCorry Stunt Coordinator

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    Some back-up requests for these cartoons would sure
    help the cause.
     
  3. Thomas Newton

    Thomas Newton Screenwriter

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    I bought the first collection, then waited, and waited ... and no more came out.
     
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    Megan_A_D Stunt Coordinator

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    I'd get the Pink Panther !!!
     
  5. Kevin McCorry

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    One more thing. 2003 will mark the Pink Panther's 40th birthday in that he first appeared in the title sequence of the 1963 Pink Panther movie. If ever there was a time
    for the groovy cat to go digital, it's next year.
     
  6. Eugene Esterly

    Eugene Esterly Supporting Actor

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    I want all of the Pink Panther cartoons on DVD.
     

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