Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Toonformercial: The Pink Panther shills for Owens-Corning (1979)

It's been nearly 40 years since The Pink Panther was licensed to Owens-Corning Fiberglas to promote their insulation products.

In this spot, Inspector Clouseau joins the Panther. John Bartholomew Tucker is the voice-over announcer.



I have no clue who voiced Clouseau in these spots.

5 comments:

Jeff said...

This doesn't look like Freling-DePatie animation, either.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

This could've been animated by Richard Williams' studio. They were doing these ads for a bit too.

Incidentally, my town is home to the Fiberglas empire! Sometimes when I go downtown, I'll see a banner like this in front of the entrance to their HQ!
http://ceramics.org/ceramic-tech-today/owens-corning-celebrates-75-years-of-glass-innovations

hobbyfan said...

I think I read that, yeah, Richard Williams' studio did the ads, copying the DFE house style, as the Clouseau image is the same that was used in the movies, and DFE did the animated intros for the first few films.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

They did get to do opening/closing sequences to two Pink Panther films, so I'm sure they had enough expertise there!

hobbyfan said...

Ok, then do we know who voiced Clouseau in these ads?