As someone who LOVES the early 90's Pink Panther cartoon show, I still liked today's episode of the new series for the 2010's. It's more like the 60's ones (which you can't go wrong with either!) and the only big difference is that Kel Mitchell is the ant's voice now, though John Byner still does the aarvarks voice. Kel's a talented guy, and he did a great job! Still, I wonder why didn't Mr. Byner do the aardvark's voice too, like the old days - but that's not a swipe at Kel, it's just that John was the original ant - classic voice! But at least he's on board as the aardvark.
Ran out of tape, but got the first 2 parts. A website said there's 2 Pink Panther cartoons and one Ant and Aardvark cartoon in between in every episode. I guess that means no inspector, contrary to that one pic we had for this show for a year or so...
Long story short: Despite being made more recently, it's good classic Pink Panther fun!
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Panther_and_Pals This link has an episode guide (18 episodes) and mentions how it premiered on Cartoon Network on March 7, 2010 at 7:30am in the US but on July 19, 2010 it moved to Boomerang and is now shown weekday mornings at 7am. I suggest everyone sets their VCRs (or whatever technology they have/prefer) if they want to see it, because it must be on it's way out, since it's on not Cartoon Network anymore but on Boomerang, where the old cartoons go. What a short run!
A few thoughts: This show should be on at a decent hour. They could play it twice a day instead of just 7am! They could even play it after the original Pink Panther show; it wouldn't be too much Panther -after all, they play so much Scooby Doo and no one complains.
As I said, it's pretty true to the originals in many ways, so there's no reason us adults can't enjoy it too. I think the cause of it's downfall was putting it on so early (so no one even knows about it) plus the delay in it's premiere, and of course, giving it almost no promotion of any kind. Even the ad I mentioned earlier - I only saw it once.
By the way, it turns out that the site that told me John Byner reprised his role as the aardvark was incorrect.
thanks so much for sharing! i haven't been able to find it on my local listings, so this is the first episode i've seen!
have to say, i thought the little Friz man was a lot meaner than he needed to be - a little out of character, IMO - but i was happy to see that it was a dialogue-free cartoon, and it well resembled the original cartoons, so that was good... i don't know that i need to own the show on DVD or anything, but i wouldn't mind watching a little if i caught it on TV...
From Wikipedia (it's there as of this writing at least) about this show:
Season 2 (2011) The Pink Panther and Pals will get a second season, with a new Change, Eddie Garvar that voice Aardvark will replace by Frank Welker as a new voice of the Aardvark and Stephanie Morgenstern will voice Ant's Girlfriend.