The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 5 (Blu-ray)
Directed by David H. DePatie and Art Leonardi and Friz Freleng
Pre-orders are generally sent several days in advance of street date.
Larry D. Mann
In this next-to-last phase of the Pink Panther’s amazing run of new theatrical short-subjects, newsworthy mid-to-late 1970s trends and fads such as Rock’em-Sock’em robots (PINK ARCADE), compulsive dieting (DIETETIC PINK), and the merchandizing of “pet rocks” (Art Leonardi’s ROCKY PINK) come into focus. Fairy-tale spoofs (PINK PIPER, CAT AND THE BEANSTALK) make a modest comeback, but much more impressive are brand-new wrinkles on familiar Panther themes like sleep deprivation (Art Davis’s PINK TRUMPET), wars against a pesky fly (turning positively apocalyptic in Sid Marcus’s PINK S.W.A.T.) and journeys through surreality (SHERLOCK PINK, Robert McKimson’s last and probably best “Panther” pic).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
NEW 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)
Animated Main Titles For All 8 Blake Edward Pink Panther Films (9:00)
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