Pink Panther and Pals is an animated television series based on the classic DePatie-Freleng Panther shorts from the 1960s, produced for Cartoon Network by Rubicon Studios in association with MGM Television. The show premiered on Cartoon Network on March 7, 2010 at 7:30am, presented in both HD and SD. The series had its UK premiere on Boomerang on April, 19 at 4pm. Started airing on Boomerang Africa on September 11, 2010. The show is composed of two seven-minute Pink Panther shorts with a seven-minute Ant and the Aardvark short in between. As of January 2012, Pink Panther and Pals is shown on Boomerang. The show is rated TV-Y7. The Pink Panther shorts are reminiscent of the classic DePatie-Freleng Panther shorts from the 1960s and the 1970s, from art direction, silent acting, musical scoring, and story lines. The Pink Panther remains silent throughout the show, and has been aged down as a teenager. The Little Man has been renamed to "Big Nose" for this series with vocal effects provided by Alex Nussbaum. Pink Panther's donkey and Big Nose's lovable canine companion have been reintroduced as well. Ant and Aardvark is based on the classic DePatie-Freleng shorts. In this version, the Aardvark's (Eddie Garvar, in the style of John Byner) Jewish sense of humor from his classic counterpart has retained, the Ant (now voiced by Kel Mitchell famous for his roles on the classic Nickelodeon series' All That, Kenan and Kel, the movie Good Burger, and the PBS series, Clifford the Big Red Dog) has been aged down like the teenage Pink Panther; however, he is never called "Charlie" (as his classic counterpart). The series now takes place in a jungle and new characters are introduced in this series. Big Nose is based on the original "White Man" from the classic series. He is the neighbor of the Pink Panther and is not fond of him at all. He always ends up being upstaged by the Pink Panther in everything he tries to do where he got the Pink Panther back instead. He's depicted as short, with a big nose and a moustache, and is plain white in color. He has a pet dog that, unlike his master, has almost no problem with the Pink Panther at all. The series is produced by Randa Ayoubi, with David J. Corbett, Isam S. Ayoubi and Walter Mirisch executive producing. Directors on this series include Ron Brewer, John Over, Tyree Dillihay, Robert Sledge, Bob Spang, Cecilia Aranovich, and Lionel Ordaz. Episodes are written by Adam Beechen, John Over, Ken Segall, David Corbett, Guy Toubes, Jim Beck, Denise Downer, Bob Spang, and David Shayne. Editing and Sound Design by Robert David Sanders and Chris Fayz. The original The Pink Panther Theme Composed by Henry Mancini is still used, with episode music by David Ricard.
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