The first appearance of the Japanese Beetle. Japanese Beetle returned in many of the DePatie-Freleng's "Blue Racer" cartoons.
The character of the Japanese Beetle is a very dated Asian stereotype (buck teeth, glasses and slitty eyes) which may be offensive to some.
This series was renamed "The Texas Toads"- and the characters renamed Fatso and Banjo- when these shorts were broadcast on television as The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show on NBC in 1976.
The first of only two DFE toons directed by Grant Simmons.
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Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.
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