The Pink Panther Theme Song has been used in some form in 8 of the 10 Pink Panther films released to date... in some films, it's memorably featured in key scenes; in other films, the best-remembered use is over the opening or closing credits...
my question to you is, what are your favorite uses for The Pink Panther Theme in the films? are there certain versions you prefer over others? are there certain ways you prefer it to be used within the storyline? or is the use of the tune even all that important to you?
i like it just about any way they use it in the films. some of the titles versions are really good because they match whats happening on the screen. i also like the one where the diamind is beingstolen in Return.
A lot of the themes are worth mentioning, yes. My favorite use within the stories, though, is when it accompanies sneaky scenes. For instance, I love the way they use it for the sneaking around scenes in The Pink Panther '63, and then there's the instance pinkailly mentioned in Return. The same applied for the short bit where Steve Martin noticed the door to his apartment was slightly open, and he's sneaking up to it to try to surprise the intruder. That type of scene always calls for the Panther theme.
I think the 2006 movie over used the theme a little, but some of the variations on how they played it did sound good, even if they weren't in the same kinds of scenes. Hopefully it won't be so prominently used in the next one, though.