Live-action film with animated title sequence by Richard Williams Studio (the backgrounds were photos of a real London theater). The credits paid homage to classic Hollywood movies, such as "King Kong," "Dracula" and "Singing in the Rain," as well as Buster Keaton and Alfred Hitchcock films - with the Pink Panther showing up in every one. At one point, the Pink Panther impersonates Maria in "The Sound of Music" - a role portrayed in the earlier movie by Julie Andrews, wife of producer-director Blake Edwards!
Release date is that of screening in London; United States release date was December 17, 1976.
Budgeted at an estimated $6 million, this film grossed $34 million in the United States.
Soundtrack: "Until You Love Me," Composed by Henry Mancini, Lyrics by Don Black; "Come to Me," Composed by Henry Mancini, Lyrics by Don Black, Sung by Tom Jones; "Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me," Music by Joseph Burke, Lyrics by Al Dubin; "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Performed by Peter Sellers; "Over the Rainbow," Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, Performed by Herbert Lom.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again Production Information
Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.
Alternate Titles: "Inspector Clouseau Strikes Back,," "Inspector Clouseau and the Doomsday Machine," "The Pink Panther Strikes Back."
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