The Pink Panther, c. 1967
“In the Pink”
1-cel master setup
Acrylic on acetate and gouache on paper
Collection of Trent Claus
First appearing in the Blake Edwards movie, the Pink Panther starred in his own animated theatrical shorts from 1964 to 1980. This cel setup from 1967 is on a hand-painted background from “In the Pink” in which the Pink Panther joins a gym to get into shape. This is the last year the animation for the Pink Panther character was outlined with pink rather than black.