| By the autumn of 1969, the shorts were being broadcast on NBC[7] during Saturday mornings on The Pink Panther Show; after 1969, new shorts were produced for both television broadcast and theatrical release. Robert Wagner, Herbert Lom, Votes: Most of the films in the series starred Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau and were directed and co-written by Blake Edwards. Delia Boccardo, PG Although official, the live-action film Inspector Clouseau (1968) starring Alan Arkin, is generally not considered by fans to be part of the series canon, since it involved neither Sellers nor Edwards. It co-starred Leonard Rossiter, Lesley-Anne Down and Colin Blakely, and featured a cameo by Omar Sharif. The diamond reappears in several later films in the series, The Return of the Pink Panther, Trail of the Pink Panther, and Curse of the Pink Panther. Sellers' role is created by using scenes cut from Strikes Again, as well as flashbacks from the previous Pink Panther films. In addition to the credits sequences, the theme often accompanies any suspenseful sequence in the first film and in subsequent films using the character. 102 min This film introduced many of the most famous elements of The Pink Panther film series such as the karate fights with Cato and Clouseau’s disgruntled boss Commissioner Dreyfus. Blake Edwards The film was panned by most critics, but was a financial success, grossing $164.1 million on an $80 million budget. Clouseau returns, after having plastic surgery to disguise his identity, in a cameo appearance by Roger Moore (who is credited as "Turk Thrust II"). All The Pink Panther movies ranked from best to worst. Richard Mulligan, Votes: Most of the remaining tracks on the soundtrack album are early 1960s orchestral jazz pieces, matching the style of the era. Capucine, Votes: Journalist Marie Jouvet (Joanna Lumley) attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers). PG 103 min | Stars: Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond. For younger generations unfamiliar with the series, they can enjoy the slapstick humor and bumbling of the main character, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Elements and characters inspired by the films were adapted into other media, including books, comic books and animated series. Steve Martin puts in a good attempt but is nowhere near the quality of Peter Sellers’ portrayal. [4] However on November 19, 2020, a CGI animated / live-action hybrid Pink Panther film was officially announced with Jeff Fowler directing the feature replacing Silverman and Chris Bremner developing the script and the film will still be produced by Julie Andrews and Walter Mirisch and his son Lawrence Mirisch. Portions of an instrumental version also appear in the film's musical score several times. Stars: Ironically, this was the last Pink Panther movie Peter Sellers made before his death in 1980. George Sanders, The Pink Panther is a 2006 American comedy–mystery film and a remake of The Pink Panther franchise, marking the tenth installment in the series. | Gross: Approved 99 min Best moments: Clouseau flying in the air about the cathedral in his quasimodo outfit and the world’s greatest assassins trying to kill Clouseau at the Oktoberfest. Stars: The jewel ultimately appeared in six of the 11 films. | Gross: Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond. PG This was the first (and to date only) time a studio's first work won an Oscar.[6]. The animated Pink Panther character also appeared in a short animated segment on the educational TV series Sesame Street, demonstrating his karate skills to carve the letter K out of a block of stone, only for it to crumble quickly afterwards. The character was featured in the opening of every Clouseau film except A Shot in the Dark and Inspector Clouseau. The 1968 film Inspector Clouseau stars Alan Arkin as Clouseau, and does not feature any other recurring characters from the rest of the series. Adventure, Comedy, Crime. Comedy, Mystery. Shawn Levy The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court in 1988, around the time Edwards came up with one final film idea that would ultimately become the unofficial series finale. The Pink Panther movie franchise primarily focuses on a series of comedy-mystery films featuring an inept French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Comedy, Crime, Mystery. The costume party with the gorilla outfits and Clouseau dressed as a knight is perhaps the finest moment. It is the last in which Sellers played Clouseau. | Joanna Lumley, Votes: | Gross: David Niven, 25,794 Look out for Jason Statham and Beyonce! Most of the films were written and directed by Blake Edwards, with … | 27,788 This is a review for the Bluray Pink Panther Collection. It was written by Maurice Richlin and Blake Edwards. When Gardner dropped out, so did Ustinov, so the role went to Sellers. Herbert Lom, Married for six months in her early twenties, she never remarried. The scenes with Christopher Plummer are a little dull though. $10.88M. 42,273 Perhaps the funniest Pink Panther film. David Niven, Stars: | Gross: The second half is not quite as good – too outrageous and not as funny. Insp. The role of Clouseau was originated by, and is most closely associated with, Peter Sellers.. Trail was a critical and commercial failure. G The famed inept French police officer, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, got a makeover in the reboot movie of The Pink Panther.The character became a hit after the original 1963 comedy movie and the following film in 1976, and many fans fondly recall the franchise's suave and alluring animated pink panther mascot. G | | Best moments: Clouseau returns to his home, which has been turned into a Chinese-themed brothel, and Clouseau defeats the ultra-tough Mr Chong. Apparently, the tone chan… Overall it is very entertaining and quite amusing with an interesting story. With classic patrician features and an independent, non-conformist personality, Capucine began her film debut in 1949 at the age of 21 with an appearance in the film Rendez-vous de juillet (1949). Director: $33.83M. Steve Martin, The Pink Panther is a movie series of live action mixed with animation totaling in six official films and three not official films. The opening title sequence in the original 1963 The Pink Panther film was such a success with the United Artists executives that they decided to adapt the title sequence into a series of theatrical animated shorts. Though Steve Martin is game, the particulars of the Inspector Clouseau character elude him in this middling update. The collection contains six 'Pink Panther' movies, from 'The Pink Panther' to 'Trail of the Pink Panther.' $2.46M. That famous jewel, The Pink Panther, has once again been stolen and Inspector Clouseau is called in to catch the thief. ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. Director: Stars: Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him. Once again, many former Panther co-stars return – Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, and Graham Stark, and a star of the original 1963 film, Claudia Cardinale. | New episodes of The Pink Panther (1993) will be uploaded every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday! In 1993's Son of the Pink Panther, Blake Edwards tried one last time to revive the series, this time by casting Roberto Benigni as Gendarme Jacques Gambrelli, Inspector Clouseau's illegitimate son by Maria Gambrelli, the murder suspect from A Shot in the Dark. Comedy, Crime, Romance. Everything about it is inferior to the first film – the story, acting and humour. Despite speculation, Alan Arkin does not appear in Trail of the Pink Panther. | [2] Due to hostility between Sellers and Blake Edwards, Edwards would not have directed the film. | Herbert Lom, The movie "Trail Of The Pink Panther" (1982) was, like all previous Pink Panther films, directed by Blake Edwards. In 2014, MGM announced (see above) that it was planning an animation / live-action hybrid film reboot of the franchise,[8] to be directed by David Silverman and produced by Walter Mirisch and Julie Andrews. All footage of Peter Sellers in this film consists of out-takes and regular scenes from previous Pink Panther movies. Strikes Again, in my opinion, is the funniest of the Pink Panther movies when it comes to one-liners and gut-busters. The murder-mystery story is interesting and there is plenty of humour. The segment with Clouseau in the nudist camp, Clouseau’s disastrous attempt at playing billiards and the endless failed assassination attempts on Clouseau are just a few of the film’s many memorable moments. It also appears in the revival of the Inspector Clouseau character in the much later Steve Martin films The Pink Panther (2006), and its sequel The Pink Panther 2 (2009). David Niven did not reprise the role of Sir Charles Lytton; Lytton is portrayed by Christopher Plummer. Catherine Schell, This film received negative reviews and was also not as successful at the box office as its predecessor. Whereas Curse had lots of returning characters, this film only has Herbert Lom and Burt Kwouk returning. Dyan Cannon. Charles Dreyfus encounters Jacques Gambrelli, who reminds him painfully of Inspector Clouseau, the man who drove him insane. Comedy, Crime. Elke Sommer, Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing The Pink Panther near you. It contains all 6 Peter Sellers Panther films: The Pink Panther A Shot in the Dark Return of the Pink Panther Revenge of the Pink Panther Trail of the Pink Panther (a clip show) Although the box are only lists commentary on the first film, ALL SIX films have commentary. The original Pink Panther film series spanned 10 films between 1963 and 1993, many of which star the late Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau. The first film in the series had an animated opening sequence, created by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises, featuring "The Pink Panther Theme" by Mancini, as well as the Pink Panther character. The Pink Panther Critics Consensus. Frank Finlay, Although intended to relaunch the series with the bumbling Jacques as a lead, Son failed critically and commercially and became the final installment in the original Pink Panther series. Memorable moments include Clouseau pretending to be a telephone repairman and Dreyfus in the lunatic asylum. Other segments include "Shades of Sennett", a "honky-tonk" piano number introducing the film's climactic chase scene through the streets of Rome. | More of a crime thriller than a comedy film. This is a review for the Bluray Pink Panther Collection. Inspector Jacque Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue. PG The "Pink Panther" of the title is a diamond supposedly containing a flaw that forms the image of a "leaping panther" which can be seen if held up to the light in a certain way. Peter Sellers hasn’t quite yet perfected the character of Clouseau. One of the greatest comedy films of all time. Peter Sellers, Although intended to spawn a new series of misadventures for Sergeant Sleigh, the film's dismal box-office performance and critical drubbing, along with a series of back-and-forth suing between MGM and Edwards, led to a decade-long hiatus of the series. It’s a decent attempt at a reboot with some creativity and some nice little references to the original film series like Clouseau spinning the globe. Not a remake of the original film, it forms a new starting point for a contemporary series, introducing the Clouseau and Dreyfus characters along with the famous diamond to a new generation. Director: The animated Pink Panther character has also appeared in computer and console video games, as well as advertising campaigns for several companies, most notably for Owens Corning Fiberglass insulation. In this film, Inspector Jacques Clouseau is assigned to solve the murder of a famous football coach and the theft of the famous Pink Panther diamond. It also co-starred Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Graham Stark, Tracy Reed and Douglas Wilmer. Jean Reno, It is also the first Pink Panther film to be released since Son of the Pink Panther released in 1993. Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) pitted Clouseau against the French Connection. Kevin Cline was much better as Dreyfus than John Cleese. | The film marked the return of the famous "Pink Panther" diamond as well as most of the creative team associated with the prior films, including director Blake Edwards, composer Henry Mancini, Herbert Lom as Dreyfus and Burt Kwouk as Cato. | Christopher Plummer, Inspector Clouseau was only a secondary character as Litton's incompetent antagonist and provided slapstick to an otherwise subtle, lighthearted caper film, a somewhat jarring contrast of styles which is typical of Edwards's films. Herbert Lom, Votes: The popularity of Clouseau caused him to become the main character in subsequent Pink Panther films, which were more straightforward slapstick comedies. She attended school in France and received a BA degree in foreign languages. [1] The cartoon series gained its highest profile on television, aired on Saturday mornings as The Pink Panther Show. $4.49M. 5,520 92 min The first film, 1963’s The Pink Panther, is barely a Pink Panther movie at all – at least by later standards. Romance of the Pink Panther was to be the sixth film in the franchise, to be written by Peter Sellers. The franchise began with the release of the classic Pink Panther film in 1963. 113 min Blake Edwards | As detailed in the director's commentary for the first film, the Inspector Clouseau character was originally conceived as a vehicle for David Niven, but once written it was decided he should play the raconteur/thief. A string of robberies has occurred in Britain and it's up to Inspector Clouseau to catch the criminal. (This is also done in Return.) Jean Reno, The plot of the first film is based on the theft of this diamond. Then the role was offered to Peter Ustinov, with Ava Gardnerto play his wife. THE PINK PANTHER is a film richly textured with well defined characters, plot, dialogue, production design and location photography. Although variations of the main theme would reprise for many of the Pink Panther series entries, as well as the cartoon series, Mancini composed different theme music for A Shot in the Dark; this was later adopted by the animated spin-off series, The Inspector. Peter Sellers is at his best. There is only one Inspector Clouseau. 48,216 | | Gross: This film introduced many of the most famous elements of The Pink Panther film series such as the karate fights with Cato and Clouseau’s disgruntled boss Commissioner Dreyfus. | Blake Edwards | A list of 11 films compiled on Letterboxd, including The Pink Panther (1963), A Shot in the Dark (1964), Inspector Clouseau (1968), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) and The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976). Comedy, Crime. PG The second half with Joanna Lumley interviewing characters like Sir Charles Lytton and Hercule LaJoy from previous films makes for a nice tribute to Peter Sellers and his amazing portrayal of Inspector Clouseau. Niven, Sellers and Wagner give very fine performances, which seem to remain fresh and vibrant to this day. The film stars David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, There was also a short-lived animated series called Pink Panther and Pals (2010) which is aimed at younger children. Bud Yorkin Blake Edwards The basic plot was to involve Inspector Clouseau becoming smitten with a cat burglar called "the Frog", played by Pamela Stephenson. This reboot launches a new series starring Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau and Kevin Kline as Chief Inspector Dreyfus. | | The Pink Panther (1963), the original film of the series, centered on the Phantom/Sir Charles Lytton, portrayed by David Niven. A number of sister series also joined the Pink Panther character on movie screens and on the airwaves, including The Inspector, featuring a comical French police officer based on the Jacques Clouseau character. Harald Zwart | It is set in the present day and introduces different main characters, therefore belonging to a different continuity. Blake Edwards Its story follows inspector Jacques Clouseau as he travels from Rome to Cortina d'Ampezzo to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he is able to steal a priceless diamond known as "The Pink Panther". $82.23M. Blake Edwards Herbert Lom, $12.37M. Robert Wagner, There are a few funny moments and Roger Moore’s appearance is great fun but overall the movie is not particularly entertaining. The phrase reappears in the title of the fourth film The Return of the Pink Panther, in which the theft of the diamond is again the centre of the plot. It’s not only Alan Arkin’s fault though as the writing is dreadful and simply not funny at all. 109 min The Pink Panther Strikes Again is a 1976 comedy film.It is the fifth film in The Pink Panther series and the third to include the phrase Pink Panther in its title, although the Pink Panther diamond is not part of the story. With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son. This movie was intended as a tribute to Sellers, but after its release, Sellers' widow Lynne Frederick successfully sued Edwards and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for tarnishing her late husband's memory. 93 min Inspector Clouseau and the Pink Panther diamond, both of which had disappeared in Trail, are pursued by Sleigh. Then the role was offered to Peter Ustinov, with Ava Gardner to play his wife. Directed by Shawn Levy. Peter Sellers, | Gross: Peter Sellers, [3] Two drafts were written before Sellers' death, each with different endings. Director: | Gross: More than a decade after his previous portrayal, Peter Sellers returned as Clouseau in 1975's The Return of the Pink Panther. Director: [citation needed] Shortly afterwards, it was suggested that Dudley Moore should play Clouseau, but Blake Edwards chose to introduce a new character in the series to replace Clouseau. 96 min The phrase was used for all the subsequent films in the series, even when the jewel did not figure in the plot. The scenes between Clouseau and his reluctant learner Hercule are hilarious, as is Clouseau’s obsession with Maria Gambrelli. DePatie–Freleng Enterprises, run by former Warner Bros. Cartoons creators David H. DePatie and Isadore "Friz" Freleng, produced the opening sequences, with Freleng as director. For the animated character, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message. Emily Mortimer, Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. $41.83M. The Pink Panther movies have a long and convoluted history. Mancini's theme, with variations in arrangement, is used at the start of all but the first two of the subsequent films. Most of the films were written and directed by Blake Edwards, with theme music composed by Henry Mancini. The story is refreshingly different and the first half of the film is hilarious. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantom's exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for the Tyrolean Alps, where the famous Lugashi jewel 'The Pink Panther' is going to be. 96 min | | The Pink Panther is a 1963 American comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and distributed by United Artists. The film that launched the second Pink Panther series, The Pink Panther, starring Steve Martin as Clouseau, directed by Shawn Levy and produced by Robert Simonds, was released in February 2006 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and was co-produced with Columbia Pictures. About this list: I know I can go to Wikipedia to see a chronological list of The Pink Panther films, but I like making lists. Director: Peter Sellers, Peter Sellers puts on more disguises than any other film. 1983's Curse of the Pink Panther is the first to feature a different lead character, bungling American detective Sgt. [9] But in November 2020 it was later announced that Jeff Fowler will direct the movie instead with Mirisch and Andrews still producing. | Gross: Greatly underrated. | Herbert Lom, The jazz-based theme music was composed by Henry Mancini. Director: It contains all 6 Peter Sellers Panther films: The Pink Panther A Shot in the Dark Return of the Pink Panther Revenge of the Pink Panther Trail of the Pink Panther (a clip show) Although the box are only lists commentary on the first film, ALL SIX films have commentary. | The first half is very entertaining and well put together with Herbert Lom providing lots of humour in the new footage and some amusing outtakes with Peter Sellers taken from previous films. Directed by Blake Edwards. See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. The main character is a clumsy inspector named Jacques Clouseau who is played by Peter Sellers in the official Pink Panther films. To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. The diamond is called the "Pink Panther" because the flaw at its centre, when viewed closely, is said to resemble a leaping pink panther. With Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer. PinkPantherMania.com, Romance of the Pink Panther - the Never Released Pink Panther Movie. It’s a pity that the outtakes from Return of the Pink Panther couldn’t be used. A most dreadful script. This is absurd since the Pink Panther was never in Cortina at all. The murder-mystery story is interesting and there is plenty of humour. This character, designed by Hawley Pratt and Friz Freleng, was subsequently the subject of his own series of theatrical cartoons, beginning with The Pink Phink in 1964. Features the most glamorous locations in the series – Gstaad and Nice. In addition, the newer Amazon case indicates that the image in the diamond is that of a … | Blake Edwards PG Claudia Cardinale, The franchise just couldn’t survive without Peter Sellers. Menu. The Inspector is convinced that 'The Phantom' has returned and utilises all of his resources - himself and his oriental manservant - to reveal the true identity of 'The Phantom'. | It is the first installment in The Pink Panther franchise. It’s great to see all the significant characters like Dreyfus, Cato, Francois and Sir Charles Lytton involved but they are not given big enough roles. James Bond Movies from best to worst (by a true fan), Friday The 13th Movies (From Best to Worst), The Pink Panther Films (From Best To Worst), Elvis Presley's Films (From Best to Worst). PG The name "the Pink Panther" became attached to Inspector Clouseau in much the same way that Frankenstein has been used in film titles to refer to Dr. Frankenstein's creation, or The Thin Man was used in a series of detective films. The Pink Panther series is one of the most enduring comedy franchises, beginning with the 1963 hit The Pink Panther, a film about an infamous jewel thief, his … | Gross: Not only did the newer Amazon version copy this erroneous information from the old DVD case, the reviewer again obviously never bothered to watch the movie. The most ridiculous but probably also the most fun Pink Panther movie. Herbert Lom, Comedy, Crime, Mystery. Director: Lesley-Anne Down, 93 min A Shot in the Dark, a film which was not originally intended to feature Clouseau, is the first of two films in the series (the other being Inspector Clouseau) that features neither the diamond nor the distinctive animated Pink Panther character in the opening credits and ending. Although it was produced by the Mirisch Corporation (who owned the rights to the character), key people associated with the earlier films, such as Peter Sellers, Blake Edwards, and Henry Mancini, were not involved in the making of this film. Also sign me up for FanMail to get updates on all things movies: tickets, special offers, screenings + more. The Pink Panther is a 2006 American comedy film and a reboot of The Pink Panther franchise, marking the tenth installment in the series. Blake Edwards Director: | | Unlike most previous films, this film will not be focused on Inspector Clouseau, but instead on the titular cartoon character himself. Stars: $35.92M. There’s lots of over-the-top slapstick comedy. | 25,000 This film clearly proves it. 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This film marked the first appearance of many of the tropes and supporting characters long associated with the series, including Commissioner Dreyfus (portrayed by Herbert Lom), his assistant François (portrayed by André Maranne), and Clouseau's manservant, Cato (portrayed by Burt Kwouk). Mancini's other themes for the first film include an Italian-language set-piece called "Meglio stasera", whose purpose seems primarily to introduce young actress Fran Jeffries. A Shot in the Dark (1964) was released less than a year after The Pink Panther, and was the first to feature the Clouseau character as the protagonist of the film, investigating a murder. This film should not have been made. PG Some elements of Arkin's performance and costuming, however, were retained when Peter Sellers resumed the role of Clouseau for Return in 1975. Action, Adventure, Comedy. Burt Kwouk, Comedy, Crime, Mystery. Alan Arkin, One of the greatest comedy films of all time. It was also the final film for both Edwards and composer Henry Mancini, the former retiring from directing, writing, and producing, and the latter passing away the following year. David Niven, He died two years after its release. Peter Sellers, | Apparently, the tone changed when Edwards picked up Sellers from the airport and during the ride to the hotel they bonded over old comedians like Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. On March 31, 2014, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced plans to develop a new live action/CGI hybrid feature film starring The Pink Panther, which was to be directed by David Silverman (of Simpsons fame) and produced by Walter Mirisch and Julie Andrews (who, in addition to her many career accomplishments, is Blake Edwards' widow). The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther". Niven's and Sellers's co-stars included Capucine, Robert Wagner, and Claudia Cardinale. | Stars: Peter Sellers's performance was so popular that the resulting series was built on the Clouseau character, rather than the Phantom character. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. The role was then modified to include elements of slapstick. The role of Clouseau was originated by, and is most closely associated with, Peter Sellers. Ensuing after the events of Clouseau's disappearance, his bosses at the Surete put a computer into service to elect a new shrewd detective, Sleigh, who turns up just as inept as Clouseau. Movies. Comedy, Crime, Mystery. The first film in the series derives its name from the eponymous pink diamond that has an enormous size and value. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts. 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