Presented by Chuck Gammage Animation

A sharper look at DePatie Freleng's original 1960s PINK PANTHER cartoons.

Animation Historian Jerry Beck presents a retrospective of the Academy Award winning DePatie Freleng theatrical cartoons of the 1960s - The Pink Panther, The Inspector, The Ant & The Aadrvark and more - in a program which examines the artists and progressive style that redefined the theatrical cartoon in the 1960s. The Panther was the last great Hollywood cartoon character created at the tail end of "the golden age", by the likes of Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt and a crew of ex-Looney Tunes renegades. His cool persona, slick design and the funny cartoons have sustained the character as a merchandising phenomenon for 40 years. Now, as a new live-action Steve Martin movie attempts to revive the franchise, we go back to the beginning to see how it happened - and discover the cartoons are just as sharp, stylish and witty as they've ever been. Beck, who has just authored a new book on The Pink Panther, will discuss the history and filmmakers behind the cartoons. You'll be tickled pink!

Friday, September 23, 10:00 am (Bytowne)
Saturday, September 24, 1:00 pm (NAC Southam Hall)

The Pink Phink [1964] Friz Freleng & Hawley Pratt / 35mm
We Give Pink Stamps [1965] Friz Freleng & Hawley Pratt / 35mm
The Great Degaulle Stone Operation (The Inspector) [1965] Friz Freleng & Gerry Chiniquy / 16mm
Pink Pajamas [1964] Friz Freleng & Hawley Pratt
Plastered in Paris (The Inspector) [1966] Gerry Chiniquy / 16mm
Pink Panzer [1965] Hawley Pratt / 16mm
Pink Punch [1966] Hawley Pratt / 16mm
Cirrhosis of the Lourve (The Inspector) [1966] Gerry Chiniquy / 16mm
Ant and the Aardvark [1969] Friz Freleng / 16mm
Pink, Plunk, Plink [1966] Hawley Platt / 16mm