The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt ... See full summary »
To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.
When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Originally, the animated title sequence was going to be done in CGI, but the filmmakers decided to stick to traditional, hand-drawn animation instead. This animation was directed by Bob Kurtz, who had worked on some of the "Pink Panther" shorts. The CGI title sequence appears as an extra on the DVD, and is partly used as menu animation. See more »
When the trainer comes around the corner after Clouseau hears the "heel" sound being made by the trainer's shoes there is a mismatch. The trainer's shoes were regular athletic sneakers, not cleats which could have made that noise. See more »
The MGM logo is slammed open (with Leo the Lion in mid-roar) by the animated Inspector Clouseau, who takes a look around and then walks off. The Pink Panther appears and closes the logo, leaving Leo unconscious. See more »
This movie is proof that the previous inspector Clouseau movies were entirely carried by the genius of Peter Sellers. Having a different actor play the role of Clouseau could never work, unless the _exact_ way of behavior invented by Peter Sellers would have been copied. I would have thought that that would be impossible, if it weren't for the fact that I saw 'The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)', a documentary about Peter Sellers, where Geoffrey Rush managed to put down his character in a near perfect imitation. Therefore we have to at least partly blame Steve Martin for the fact that each and every scene where he plays the clumsy inspector, no doubt with the intention to be funny, is an embarrassment to watch. If you never saw any previous pink panther movies, you might think this movie is funny; yet, don't waste your time on it. Watch the original with Peter Sellers and feel the pain in your stomach and jaws while tears are flowing down your cheeks from laughing, instead.
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