Monday, October 13, 2008

New "Pink Panther" Series in 2009

It seems that MGM and Cartoon Network has teamed up to produced a brand new 26-episode half-hour television series called "Pink Panther and Pals" to premiere in 2009.
http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=26543
According to this 2006 image, this new series was originally designed with "baby" characters in mind, but now the series will feature "teenage" versions of the Pink Panther clan.Of course this isn't the first time the Pink Panther has been revived with an animated series.
In 1984, Pink was made a father with 2 sons, Pinky & Panky, in "Pink Panther & Sons".The Panther was finally given a voice thanks to actor Matt Frewer in the 1993 series "The Pink Panther".Will this new series give new life to the Pink Panther characters? Only time will tell...

3 comments:

Christopher said...

Well, at least teenagers are better than baby versions - can you imagine seeing a baby version of Pink Panther getting clobbered onscreen in this day an age? Fat chance :P

Right now, I'm curious on how they'll handle the Ant and Aardvark - and mainly the fact they'll be reusing the classic cues from the original theatrical shorts according to the article. Does this mean Doug Goodwin's music might be heard once again?

S. R. Das said...

About how they gave the panther a voice in 1993--I do recall there was a tiny handful of DFE shorts in which they experimented with giving the panther a voice.

Anyway, that was my first exposure to the Pink Panther, and I did not know that he was originally mute till later on!

I wonder if the producers of this new series will keep him mute or attempt to give him a voice once again! Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

i love pink panther. i just realised that pink panther has 2 other sons- So cute! (so that the generation can continue...)