Pink Panther Production Cel Setup and Master Painted Background (DePatie-Freleng, c. 1960s-70s). The Pink Panther made his debut in the animated opening credits of his first namesake film in 1963, to the famous theme music by Henry Mancini. Other than the second film in the series, A Shot in the Dark, the Pink Panther has been animated in the beginning of every subsequent film. His popularity expanded to theatrical shorts, beginning with the Oscar-winning The Pink Phink, in 1964. Designed by Hawley Pratt and Friz Freleng, our pink pal starred in no less than 92 shorts, and a Saturday Morning TV series. Here's a great hand-inked (with a pink line, of course!) hand-painted production cel of Pinky and one with a small girl who looks a little like the offspring of the Inspector. The cel is marked Prod. #2182. The two cels are on a pan Master Pink Panther hand-painted 21" x 10" production background, which also includes its line test cel overlay. Characters are 3" and 5". Cel is hand-signed by Friz Freleng (1906 - 1995). A rare Master setup, in Fine condition.

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