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The Pink Blueprint (1966)

At a building site, the Pink Panther finds a blueprint for the construction of a generic home and replaces it with a pink-colored plan for an ultra-modern house. When the little man on the ... See full summary »

Director:

Hawley Pratt

Writer:

John W. Dunn (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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At a building site, the Pink Panther finds a blueprint for the construction of a generic home and replaces it with a pink-colored plan for an ultra-modern house. When the little man on the building site rejects the Pink Panther's pink blueprint and continues his original project, the panther decides to construct his preferred house on the same site, using the man's materials. The accident-prone Pink Panther sneezes a swarm of nails in the direction of the little man's backside and unleashes an out-of-control power saw that splits the man's ladder in two. The Pink Panther dyes his pink plan blue and slips it in the man's pocket, and the man then appears to unwittingly build the house to the Pink Panther's design. The carpenter has the last laugh, however, when the whole "fancy" front section of the house tips forward and falls on the ground, revealing the plain cape-style house that the carpenter had initially been attempting to build. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una casa ultramoderna See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

Hand-held circular saws turn counter-clockwise, so if a running saw was sitting on the ground with its blade-guard jammed in the open position, the saw would move BACKWARDS, not forwards as it is shown doing in this movie. See more »

Connections

Followed by Pink Lemonade (1978) See more »

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Times have changed...
10 August 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

If an average person saw this cartoon today, they'd probably have a laugh or two and enjoy it. As a kid, I saw this and many other Pink Panther cartoons and also enjoyed them. However, looking at the cartoon today as a reviewer, I have less than enthusiastic feelings. While the film is watchable and slight, it's hard to believe that it was Oscar nominated for Best Animated Short. The fact is, however, that the 1960s was a rather dismal period for these shorts, as frame-rates (the number of cels per second) were very low (half that of films of the 1940s and 50s), backgrounds were ultra-simple and the overall look of the cartoon is very, very cheap--much cheaper than cartoons made today. To make things worse, the film has a god-awful laugh track!! Imagine putting a laugh track in a cartoon! It's like they didn't have enough faith in the material, so they are subconsciously encouraging the audience to laugh or telling them when to laugh!!

Overall, it's an inoffensive little short about the white guy (who appears as a foil for the Panther in many shorts) trying to build a house while the Pink Panther messes with him incessantly. Nothing else or earth-shattering about this one.


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