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Pink Panther Show, The

1.59 Slink Pink

Comparison:

  • UK DVD
  • German DVD
Release: May 25, 2011 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the UK DVD Box by MGM and the German DVD Box by MGM.

The Pink Panther character appeared for the very first time in the opening credits of the "The Pink Panther" (1963) starring the amazing Peter Sellers as goofy Inspector Clouseau. Clouseau is supposed to protect the valuable eponymous diamond. Today the movie is considered a classic, eight sequels followed.

The Pink Panther in the US

In 1969, the Pink Panther got his own TV show. Many of the episodes with an estimated length of 6 min were originally supposed to be supporting films in movie theaters, but they finally aired in the context of "The Pink Panther Show" on NBC in 1969. Besides the Pink Panther cartoons, some of the "The Inspector" episodes aired as well. These cartoons are based on the actual movies and usually show Inspector Clouseau's pathetic attempts to catch the criminals.
Since September 1970, "The Pink Panther Meets The Ant and the Aardvark" aired on NBC. The "Inspector" segments were replaced by "The Ant and the Aardvark". In course of years, further shows with partially new charcters / segments or new cutscenes followed: The New Pink Panther Show, The Pink Panther and Friends , The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show, Think Pink Panther.

The German Episodes

In 1973, the episodes aired in a show called "Zu Gast bei Paulchens Trickverwandten" (Being guest of Pink Panther's cartoon relatives) in Germany. One episode of "The Pink Panther", "The Inspector" and "The Ant and the Aardvark" were combined to a 30 min-episode. The series got new opening and final credits (consisting of scenes from the actual series) and the well-known title song "Wer hat an der Uhr gedreht?". Furthermore the Pink Panther got a name: Paulchen. Another characteristic in the German Version are Gert Günter Hoffmann's voice overs, which enhance the series a little bit.

The DVD releases

The Pink Panther has been completely released on DVD, both in the US and in Germany and England. The US DVD Box wasn't available for the comparisons but the episodes are supposed to be in full screen. Moreover the US Box contains some bonus material missing on the German and the UK Box.
The UK DVD Box: the aspect ratio of the episodes is 1.78:1 and the quality of the DVDs is quite good.
The German DVD Box is similar to the US Box: the episodes are in full screen and the qualitly is usually worse (sometimes much worse, sometimes just a little - depending on the episode) than their equivalents in the UK Box. I figure MGM used the TV master for the releases. Another flaw is the fact that some of the episodes are cut.

Comparison between the German and the UK Box

Quality

Especially the first episode (The Pink Phink) has a really dreadful quality in the German Box. Real bummer because the episode got an Oscar for the best short movie in 1964.





Bei späteren Episoden ist die Qualität durchaus besser.

Episode 7 - Shocking Pink:



Episode 9 - Pink Ice:



Aspect ratio

As already mentioned, the aspect ration of the German episodes is 1.33:1 (full screen) while the episodes in the UK Box are available in 1.78:1. Even though some of the episodes were originally produced for movie theaters, some episodes were obviously modified to fit the screen (parts of heads and logos were cut off).

Both examples taken from the episode "We give Pink Stamps".




Final credits

It's conspicuous that the parts of the text of the last title got colored in pink.




List of episodes


Number Original title German title Cut? Running time
1 The Pink Phink Der rosarote Schmierfink no -
2 Pink Pajamas Rosarot in fremden Betten no -
3 We give Pink Stamps Der rosarote Kaufhausspuk no
4 Dial 'P' for Pink Der rosarote Ganovenschreck no -
5Sink PinkRosarot auf Noahs Arche
no
6Pickled PinkRosarot und Blitzeblau
no-
7PinkfingerDer rosarote Geheimagent
no-
8Shocking PinkDer rosarote Bastler
no-
9Pink IceDer rosarote Diamant
no-
10The Pink Tail FlyDer rosarote Mückenschreck
no-
11Pink PanzerRosarot vor Wut
no-
12An Ounce Of PinkRosarot und gut gewogen
no-
13Reel PinkRosarotes Anglerlatein
no-
14Bully for PinkDer rosarote Torero
no-
15Pink PunchRosaroter Punch
no-
16Pink PistonsRosarot am Steuer
no-
17Vitamin PinkRosarote Vitamine
no-
18The Pink BlueprintDie rosarote Bauruine
no-
19Pink Plunk PlinkDer rosarote Musikus
no-
20Smile Pretty Say PinkDer rosarote Fotoschreck
no-
21Pink-a-BooDer rosarote Mäusefänger
no-
22Genie With The Light Pink FurDer rosarote Flaschengeist
no-
23Super PinkSupermann in rosarot
no-
24Rock a Bye PinkyRosarot und aufgeweckt
no-
25PinknicRosarot und eiskalt
no-
26Pink PanicDer rosarote Spuk
no-
27Pink PosiesEin Blütentraum in rosarot
no-
28Pink of the LitterDer rosarote Müllmann
no-
29In the PinkRosarot im Fitness-Studio
no-
30Jet PinkDer rosarote Himmelsstürmer
no-
31Pink ParadiseDas Paradies ist rosarot
no-
32Pinto PinkRosarot und sattelfest
no-
33Congratulations it's PinkRosarote Vaterfreuden
no-
34Prefabricated PinkDer rosarote Pfusch am Bau
no-
35The Hand is Pinker that the EyeRosarot und ausgetrickst
no-
36Pink OutsDie rosarote Revue
no-
37Sky Blue PinkDer rosarote Drachenbauer
no-
38Pinkadilly CircusDie rosarote Plage
no-
39Psychedelic PinkRosarot und übersinnlich
no-
40Come on in the Water's PinkDer rosarote Badenix
no-
41Put-Put, PinkRosarot und schrottreif
no-
42G.I. PinkRosarot in Uniform
no-
43Lucky PinkRosarot mit Pferdefuß
no-
44The Pink QuarterbackDie rosarote Sportskanone
no-
45Twinkle Twinkle Little PinkSternenblick in rosarot
no-
46Pink ValiantDer rosarote Ritter
no-
47The Pink PillRosarot im Krankenbett
no-
48Prehistoric PinkRosarot durch die Steinzeit
no-
49Pink in the ClinkDer rosarote Räuber
no-
50Little Beaux PinkRosarote Schäferstunden
no-
51Tickled PinkRosarot und wunschlos glücklich
no-
52Pink SphinxRosarot in der Wüste
no-
53Pink is a many splintered ThingDer rosarote Holzfäller
no-
54The Pink Package PlotDer rosarote Bomber
no-
55Pinkcome TaxDer rosarote Robin Hood
no-
56Pink-A-RellaRosarot ist keine Hexerei
no-
57Pink Pest ControlDer rosarote Kammerjäger
no-
58Think before you PinkRosarote Ampeln gibt es nicht
no-
59Slink PinkDer rosarote Hundeschreck
yes*16 sec
60In the Pink of the NightRosarote Morgenstunde
no-
61Pink on the CobRosarot und krähenschwarz
no-
62Extinct PinkRosarot in der Steinzeit
no-
63A Fly in the PinkDer rosarote Fliegenfänger
no-
64Pink Blue PlateRosarot und knusprig durchgebraten
no-
65Pink TubaSchlummerlied in rosarot
no-
66Pink PranksRosarot im ewigen Eis
no-
67The Pink FleaEin Floh im rosaroten Pelz
no-
68Psst PinkRosarot und stark gefährdet
no-
69Gong With The PinkGong With The Pink
no-
70Pink-InDas rosarote Tagebuch
no-
71Pink 8 BallRosarot bleibt am Ball
no-
72Pink AyeRosarot als blinder Passagier
no-
73Trail of the Lonesome PinkRosarote Jagdfreuden
no-
74Pink DaVinciEin Meisterwerk in rosarot
no-
75Pink StreakerRosarote Winterfreuden
no-
76Salmon PinkDer rosarote Fischfreund
no-
77Forty Pink WinksRosarote Schlafstörungen
no-
78Pink PlasmaSpuk in rosarot
no-
79Pink ElephantDer rosarote Tierfreund
no-
80Keep our Forests PinkDer rosarote Waldhüter
no-
81Bobolink PinkDer rosarote Fluglehrer
no-
82It's Pink but is it MinkRosarot - der letzte Schrei!
no-
83Pink CampaignRosarot ist die Rache
no-
84The Scarlet PinkernelDer rosarote Retter
no-
85Mystic PinkZauberei in rosarot
no-
86The Pink of ArabeeRosarot im Morgenland
no-
87The Pink ProDer rosarote Sportlehrer
no-
88Pink PiperDer rosarote Rattenfänger
no-
89Pinky DoodleDer rosarote Rebell
no-
90Sherlock PinkDer rosarote Sherlock Holmes
no-
91Rocky PinkRosarot in Not
no-
92Therapeutic PinkDer rosarote Hungerleider
no-
93Pink PicturesRosarot und voll im Bild
no-
94Pink ArcadeDer rosarote Rummel
no-
95Pink LemonadeRosarot und auf der Flucht
no-
96Pink TrumpetDer rosarote Störenfried
no-
97Sprinkle Me PinkDer rosarote Regenzauber
no-
98Dietetic PinkDie rosarote Schlankheitskur
no-
99Pink UFORosarot auf Schmetterlingsjagd
no-
100Pink LightningDer rosarote Blitz
no-
101Cat and the PinkstalkDie rosarote Zauberbohne
no-
102Pink DaddyRosarote Krokodilstränen
no-
103Pink S.W.A.T.Der rosarote Fliegenschreck
no-
104Pink and ShovelDas rosarote Nervenbündel
no-
105PinkologistDer rosarote Alptraum
no-
106Pink PressDer rosarote Reporter
no-
107Pet Pink Pebbles**Pet Pink Pebbles
no-
108The Pink of Bagdad**The Pink of Bagdad
no-
109Pink in the DrinkRosarot auf hoher See
no-
110Pink BananasTarzan in Rosarot
no-
111Pinktails for TwoRosarot und riesengroß
no-
112Pink Z-Z-ZRosarot und ruhelos
no-
113Star PinkRosarot im Weltraum
no-
114Pink BreakfastRosarote Frühstücksplage
no-
115Toro PinkDer rosarote Matador
no-
116Pink QuackersDer rosarote Entenfreund
no-
117String along in PinkRosarot am langen Faden
no-
118Pink in the WoodsDer rosarote Baumfäller
no-
119Pink PullRosarot zieht an!
no-
120Spark Plug PinkDer rosarote Spätzünder
no-
121Doctor PinkDas rosarote Krankenhaus
no-
122Pink SudsDer rosarote Waschtag
no-
123Supermarket PinkDer rosarote Ladenschreck
no-


* The episode "Slink Pink" contains alternate more harmless footage when the dog is firing off a shot at his master.

** The episodes "Pet Pink Pebbles" and "The Pink of Bagdad" are Extended Versions of the episodes "Rocky Pink" and "The Pink of Arabee".


Sources / Further material

The Pink Panther Show Wikipedia entry
DePatie-Freleng website
[00:05:40]
The shot of the dog shooting at his master contains alternate (censored) footage on the UK DVD.

German DVD:

The dog holds the gun under the blanket and pulls the trigger. His carbonized master, who's also under the blanket, appears. In the next scene, the dog is being routed out of the house.

UK DVD:

Cut to the dog. He positions the gun under the blanket. He pulls the trigger, the camera zooms out and his master appears. But the bullet holes in the blanket are missing and the master doesn't look carbonized either. In the following scene, when the master routs the dog out of the house, he still doesn't look carbonized.

UKDF



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