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The Best Movies and Series in the Pink Panther Franchise, Ranked

Updated July 29, 2019 496 votes 73 voters 3.5k views15 items

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The Pink Panther franchise has been entertaining audiences for almost five decades. The Pink Panther first came out in 1963 and delighted moviegoers with the antics of Inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers. All of these movies are classics or at least memorable but one of them has to be the funniest of The Pink Panther movies and animated series. Will it be the first Pink Panther film or maybe one of the follow-ups in the series such as A Shot in the Dark or Revenge of the Pink Panther that will make it to the top of the list? Or perhaps one of the animated TV shows will surpass them all.

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Pink Panther movies are there? Look below to see all the films featuring your favorite bungling inspector listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

Your votes will help determine the best movies and series in The Pink Panther franchise. Vote up the movies and series you loved and vote down The Pink Panther films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

  • Photo: The Pink Panther / United Artists
    The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, and Claudia Cardinale. The film introduced the cartoon character of the same name, in an opening credits sequence animated by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises....  more
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  • Photo: Trail of the Pink Panther / United Artists
    Trail of the Pink Panther is a 1982 comedy film starring Peter Sellers. It was the seventh film in The Pink Panther series, and the last in which Sellers appeared as Inspector Clouseau. His performance only consists of flashbacks and outtakes from previous films....  more
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  • Photo: The Pink Panther Show / National Broadcasting Company
    The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of cartoon shorts produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng between 1969 and 1979, starring the animated Pink Panther character from the opening credits of the live-action films. The series was produced by Mirisch Films and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, and was broadcast on two American television networks: from September 6, 1969 — September 2, 1978 on NBC; and from September 9, 1978 — September 1, 1980 on ABC....  more
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    Pink Panther and Sons is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions 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....  more
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