Eight Pink Panther cartoons from the late 60s are offered here. See the cool cat deal with apersistent cuckoo clock, get caught in a jet fighter, drive a house painter mad, etc. Laid backcartoon fun, hardly in the same league as, say, the Looney Tunes, but appealing all the same. Thefrequently minimalist backgrounds add some visual interest to the efforts.
The sound is mono, and gets the job done. Given that the sound consists entirely of music…and the odd sound effect, a stereo remix would have been nice — it’s the least the Mancini scoredeserves. Still the sound is clean enough, which is more than can be said for the picture.
Very poor. There is some print damage and grain, depending on the short, and the colours arebit faded, but the real problem is the transfer. The picture shakes and pulses, and the edges are adisaster, shimmering and breaking up in extremely irritating fashion. Remember how thecartoons looked on TV? This is worse.
Nothing really, though there is a brief history of the cartoon included in the liner notes. Themenu’s intro and transitions are animated and scored, but the screens themselves are silent andstill.
Lousy presentation, though there is some nostalgic value to the material.
Special Features List
- Text History