Monday, March 08, 2010

Pink Panther & Pals Premiere

There was a post on this blog speaking of a new Pink Panther animated series back in 2008 and now Cartoon Network has premiered the first episode as of March the 7th.
http://pinkpanther.mgm.com/
Thanks to YouTube, you can watch the first episode here. Better make it quick before it gets yanked. I really like the fact that the show's creators rethought their original "baby-versions" of the Pink Panther gang, but instead, redesigned the characters with a "modern" take. I do not care much for Pink's design but The Ant and The Aardvark make up for it. I don't know why, but their first cartoon really reminded me of watching Disney's Shnookums & Meat for the first time. Can't wait to see more of these shorts, they might just get better over time.



I hope Cartoon Network continues this classic cartoon resurgence with "Looney Tunes: Laff Riot" soon. They may be on their way to bringing funny cartoons to television again...

3 comments:

Mark Skull said...

WOW! I actually didn't know this was even coming out!

But I agree, Pink's new design... no, just no.

Chris Sig said...

Wow indeed! I was right to have kept my hopes up here - all of these shorts had me laughing right the way through - top props to the animators for the Ant and Aardvark segment. A shame we never got to see the end credits; whoever does the Aardvark here sounded extremely faithful to John Byner's original tones, though the Ant's new voice, while equally fun, could take a while to adjust.

Mind you, the animated Title Cards are another cool addition, as are the subtle nods towards the original DePatie-Freleng shorts - Vampire "Friz" from "Pink Plasma", Strong Ant from "Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle", and of course the hymlic scream from the bat :D

Fan Art n' Fun said...

I've seen the premiere of this, and taped it to a dvd. It's great to see them use some old school cartoon humor once again. Though I would love to have seen the really old school cartoon violence. (bombs,dynamite,etc) Just not taken too too far like that of "Happy Tree Friends". I too like that show as well. I happen to like the Pink Panther's teenager design. I find it cute. Heck even adorable. Now another pink panther show that I think should return would be that of "Pink Panther and Sons." C'mon people. Wasn't it cool to see other panthers besides Mr. Pink himself? What am I typing to myself here? Anyway. I really hope to see more of this show. And remember.... Think Pink. But all the other colors are cool too.