Friday, October 16, 2015

Tooniversary: Pinkfinger (1965)

Y'think maybe Secret Squirrel's boss, The Chief, was moonlighting, trying to recruit The Pink Panther?

In all seriousness, Paul Frees used his Chief/Inspector Fenwick voice to narrate this 1965 James Bond parody, "Pinkfinger". The silent feline dons a trenchcoat & fedora after the narrator catches him reading a book on secret agents. While Friz Freleng got sole credit as director, other sources also credit Hawley Pratt as a co-director.

There was a reason the Panther shorts were mostly silent, and this is why.

Rating: B-.

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