Pink Panther and Sons

Pink Panther and Sons
Genre Animation
Based on Characters created by David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng, and Blake Edwards' films
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer Henry Mancini (Original)
Opening theme "Sons of the Panther"
Ending theme "Sons of the Panther" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Rob Walsh
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 26
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
  • David H. DePatie
  • Kay Wright
  • Friz Freleng (creative producer)
Editor(s) Gil Iverson
Robert Ciaglia
Running time 10–11 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor MGM/UA Television
Original network
Original release September 8, 1984 (1984-09-08) – February 26, 1985 (1985-02-26)
Preceded by The Pink Panther Show
Followed by The Pink Panther (1993 TV series)

Pink Panther and Sons is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions[1] and Mirisch-Geoffrey-DePatie-Freleng. The series was originally broadcast on NBC from 1984 to 1985 and moved to ABC in 1986. Friz Freleng served as creative producer for the series as his and David H. DePatie's production company, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, existed as an in-name-only enterprise by this time, as its operations were absorbed by Marvel Productions in 1981.


The series centers on The Pink Panther's two sons: pre-teen Pinky, his brother, toddler Panky and their friends in the Rainbow Panthers crew (the pretty Chatta, fighting Rocko, gibbersh-talking Murfel, overalls-wearing Anney, and mixed-up-talking Punkin). Each episode shows the Rainbow Panthers coming together for friendship and fun as they learn all about growing up and caring for each other as they take on a group of lions called the Howl Angels.


Rainbow Panthers

Howl Angels


No. Title Written by Original air date
1"Spinning Wheels"Cliff RobertsSeptember 8, 1984 (1984-09-08)
A local bike shop is looking for a representative in the Big Bike race and can only sponsor one racer. Panky and one of the Howl's Angels members compete in a one-on-one bike race to win a chance to be sponsored by said bike shop. However, Finko takes the unfair approach to ensure Pinky loses
2"Pinky at the Bat"Glenn LeopoldSeptember 15, 1984 (1984-09-15)
The Rainbow Panthers have a baseball battle with the Howl Angels.
3"The Great Bumpo"Jim RyanSeptember 22, 1984 (1984-09-22)
4"Take a Hike"Lane RaichertSeptember 29, 1984 (1984-09-29)
The Rainbow Panthers hike in the wilderness, as the title implies.
5"Haunted Howlers"John BatesOctober 6, 1984 (1984-10-06)
6"Traders of the Lost Bark"Glenn LeopoldOctober 13, 1984 (1984-10-13)
Panky receives a puppy for his birthday only for the pup to run away within minutes.
7"Pink Enemy #1"Denis HigginsOctober 20, 1984 (1984-10-20)
When the Pink Panther gets framed for a bank robbery Pinky recruits the Rainbow Panthers to solve the mystery of who really did the crime and prove his father's innocence.
8"Pink Encounters of the Panky Kind"Glenn LeopoldOctober 27, 1984 (1984-10-27)
The Rainbow Panthers renovate their clubhouse and have their sleepover in it only to have the place taken over by Howl's Angels. Afterwards Panky gets abducted by aliens and replaced a robotic duplicate.
9"Millionaire Murfel"John BatesNovember 3, 1984 (1984-11-03)
10"The Pursuit of Panky"Glenn LeopoldNovember 10, 1984 (1984-11-10)
11"Sitter Jitters"Jim RyanNovember 17, 1984 (1984-11-17)
Pinky is going to the cinema with Chatta, and Finko must babysit Panky because he is too little for a scary movie.
12"The Fix-Up, Foul-Up"Lane RaichertNovember 24, 1984 (1984-11-24)
13"Joking Genie"Denis HigginsDecember 1, 1984 (1984-12-01)
Pinky and Panky find a lamp that contains a genie.
14"Panky's Pet"Glenn LeopoldDecember 8, 1984 (1984-12-08)
15"Punkin's Home Companion"Jim RyanDecember 15, 1984 (1984-12-15)
16"Insanity Claus"Lane RaichertDecember 22, 1984 (1984-12-22)
A person dressed as Santa Claus ends up breaking into Pinky and Panky's house, and only Panky believes it to be the real Santa, and after having the person sent to jail, the gang find out he was right. It was the real Santa Claus getting a jump on Christmas that year.
17"Rocko's Last Round"Glenn LeopoldDecember 29, 1984 (1984-12-29)
A misunderstanding at the Doctor's office causes the rest of the Rainbow Panthers to think that Rocko is dying.
18"Sleeptalking Chatta"John Semper and Cynthia FriedlobJanuary 5, 1985 (1985-01-05)
Chatta wins the radio contest but her sleepwalking causes trouble for the Rainbow Panthers especially when Howl and Finko take her off course so that they win the contest.
19"Pink Shrink"Denis HigginsJanuary 12, 1985 (1985-01-12)
Annie's shrink machine causes Pinky to become six inches tall.
20"The Pink Link"Glenn LeopoldJanuary 19, 1985 (1985-01-19)
While the Pink Panther is preparing for a film festival, Pinky and Panky help to prepare their house for the arrival of Cousin Punky. Unbeknownst to them, an archaelogist had just discovered a prehistoric cat frozen in a block of ice, and through mishaps the prehistoric cat ends up getting defrosted and ends up at Pinky's clubhouse, who mistakes it for Cousin Punky. The prehistoric cat is unfamiliar with a modern city, and behaves much in the way of wild panthers.
21"Anney's Invention"Jim RyanJanuary 26, 1985 (1985-01-26)
22"Panky and the Angels"Glenn LeopoldFebruary 2, 1985 (1985-02-02)
During a "top secret" meeting, the other members of the Rainbow Panthers do not allow Panky in. Thinking they're kicking him out or ignoring him, he decides to join up with the Howls Angels. However his time with them is cut short as well when Finko demands more money for dues than Panky has, so Panky decides to go and find his own clubhouse and decides on a train caboose (a possible shot at The Getalong Gang). When he somehow jars its brakes loose and goes rolling off uncontrollably, Pinky saves him. Panky then learns they were planning his birthday party in that meeting, hence why he wasn't allowed in.
23"Arabian Frights"John BatesFebruary 9, 1985 (1985-02-09)
24"Brothers Are Special"Denis HigginsFebruary 16, 1985 (1985-02-16)
25"A Hard Day's Knight"Lane RaichertFebruary 23, 1985 (1985-02-23)
The Rainbow Panthers tour Medieval Manor, an amusement park featuring a castle and robot knights.
26"Mister Money"John BatesFebruary 26, 1985 (1985-02-26)
Pinky and Panky want to buy a watch for their father as a present. For help in raising the money, they turn to the Rainbow Panthers and an adult purple panther who uses the alias Mr. Wright.

Voice cast

Additional voices


  1. "Saturday morning switching at NBC". Broadcasting: 72. 1984-04-16.
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