A diminutive, pointy-nosed naturalist goes to a national park to photograph the flora and fauna and refuses to donate a small sum of money to a worthy cause: the welfare of the park's ... See full summary »
A diminutive, pointy-nosed naturalist goes to a national park to photograph the flora and fauna and refuses to donate a small sum of money to a worthy cause: the welfare of the park's resident Pink Panther. The naturalist kicks the Pink Panther's donation box away and provokes the panther into sabotaging his photographic efforts. The Pink Panther secrets himself in a bush and won't keep the bush still for the photographer to take a desired picture. The panther next commandeers the controls to a wooden bridge and sends the naturalist into a river. He then swallows the little man's flashcubes and lights up every time he hiccups; so, when he runs into the little naturalist's dark-room-hut and hiccups, he ruins the pictures that the man is trying to develop. Next, he sticks his hand, eye, and teeth in all of the little man's pictures. But the little man avenges himself upon the panther by blasting the pink cat with a rifle disguised as a camera. Written by
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The last time that Pinky rotates the bridge, he only turns it around halfway, and stops the bridge so that it's pointing parallel to the stream, causing the photographer's car to plunge off the end of the bridge and into the water. But the car comes out of the wrong end of the bridge that time - since Pinky rotated the bridge clockwise, the car should have come out of the right end of the bridge, not the left end. See more »
Maybe the ending is a tad predictable, but because it was also funny it is easy to overlook. Smile Pretty, Say Pink to me is one of The Pink Panther funniest cartoons. The premise is a very simple set-up and much of the humour revolves around Pinky and his foil(the cameraman this time around) outsmarting one another, but when the humour is good the simplicity and routineness(somewhat) works. And it certainly worked in Smile Pretty, Say Pink, there are a lot of gags here and they all worked, the best being Pinky lighting up every time he hiccoughs. Pinky is still the cool and likable character as he always is, and the scenario doesn't undermine him in any way. The cameraman is a good foil, working very well with Pinky, and the outsmarting between the two is funny to watch. The animation is elegant and well drawn, not too busy, not simplistic and not too sparse, it is just right. The music, from the incidental music to the iconic theme tune, are as energetic and infectious as they can be. Overall, so much fun and one of my personal favourites from The Pink Panther. 10/10 Bethany Cox
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