The Pink Panther and a short, pointy-nosed caveman are laboring to move a large, rectangular slab of rock across a prehistoric jungle. The Pink Panther realizes that the rock would be ... See full summary »

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The Pink Panther and a short, pointy-nosed caveman are laboring to move a large, rectangular slab of rock across a prehistoric jungle. The Pink Panther realizes that the rock would be easier to move if it were round. So, he and the caveman chisel it into a sphere and roll it down a hill. It picks up speed and flattens the caveman repeatedly as it reaches hill bottom, rises on another hill, then re-descends, again and again. The Pink Panther and the caveman next have the idea of positioning another rectangular slab on a carriage and pulling it, and they invent a pair of wheels to put beneath the carriage. Then, when the panther and caveman envision the future for the wheel, including the Industrial Revolution, automobiles, urban blight, and pollution, they destroy the two wheels and go back to moving the slab by their original, clumsy pushing method. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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An 'Educational" Short On How The Panther Discovered The Wheel (yeah, right!)
3 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seeing the Pink Panther in a loincloth in the opening seconds was the only scene I laughed out loud, but this was a very clever story.

In a nutshell, we see how some of the great inventions of all time - like the wheel - were invited. I never knew the Pink Panther invented them. He was amazing. All of it started with he and the Little Tan Guy (not White, in this episode) trying to move a large rectangular block of rock. Slowly, the Panther thinks of more progressive ways to shape and move the rock and each time something backfires. Usually, it's the Little Man who gets physically abused for the chinks in these great inventions.

In the end, the Panther sees the future of wheels and transportation and has second thoughts. Not a very funny cartoon, but a "smart" story.


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