The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther is a series of comedy movies. The main character is a French police detective named Inspector Clouseau. Most of the films were directed and co-written by Blake Edwards. The theme music was composed by Henry Mancini.
In the films, the Pink Panther is a large and valuable diamond. The diamond is called the "Pink Panther" because the flaw at its centre is said to look like a leaping pink panther. The phrase was used for all the films in the series even when the jewel was not in the plot. It was in six of the eleven films.
The first film in the series had an animated opening sequence. It featured the Pink Panther character. This character then had its own series of animated cartoons.
As of 2013[update], eleven Pink Panther films have been made:
|The Pink Panther||1963||Peter Sellers||N/A||$10,878,107|
|A Shot in the Dark||1964||Peter Sellers||N/A||$12,368,234|
|Inspector Clouseau||1968||Alan Arkin||N/A||N/A|
|The Return of the Pink Panther||1975||Peter Sellers||$5 million||$41,833,347|
|The Pink Panther Strikes Again||1976||Peter Sellers||$6 million||$33,833,201|
|Revenge of the Pink Panther||1978||Peter Sellers||N/A||$49,579,259|
|Trail of the Pink Panther||1982||Peter Sellers / Stand-ins||N/A||$9,056,073|
|Curse of the Pink Panther||1983||Roger Moore||N/A||$3,374,312|
|Son of the Pink Panther||1993||Roberto Benigni||$28 million||$2,438,031|
|The Pink Panther||2006||Steve Martin||$80 million||$158,851,357|
|The Pink Panther 2||2009||Steve Martin||$70 million||$75,946,615|