Roland and Rattfink

Roland and Rattfink is a series of animated shorts produced and released from 1968 to 1971. The main characters also made several guest appearances on The Pink Panther animated series. The series was produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng.[1]

Plot

The cartoons concerned blond, good-looking, pacifist Roland and the many attempts by the evil, mustachioed Rattfink to ruin his good time.[1]

Roland and Rattfink were both voiced by Lennie Weinrib (except in "The Deadwood Thunderball" where they were voiced by John Byner and Dave Barry).[1]

Hurts and Flowers (one long, running joke about Rattfink destroying Roland's daisies) concluded with Rattfink getting killed and Roland leaving daisies on his grave. When Roland walked away, Rattfink's ghost rose from the grave to throw the flowers at him. Seventeen cartoons were produced.

Filmography

Title Directed by: Story: Released: Synopsis:
1"Hawks and Doves"Hawley PrattJohn W. Dunn1968-Dec-18
2"Hurts and Flowers"Hawley PrattJohn W. Dunn1969-Feb-11
3"Flying Feet"Gerry ChiniquyIrv Spector1969-Apr-10
4"The Deadwood Thunderball"Hawley PrattJohn W. Dunn1969-Jun-06
5"Sweet and Sourdough"Art DavisJohn W. Dunn1969-Jun-25
6"A Pair of Sneakers"Art DavisJohn W. Dunn1969-Sep-17
7"Say Cheese, Please"Art DavisJohn W. Dunn1970-Jun-07
8"A Taste of Money"Art Davis(none listed)1970-Jun-24
9"The Foul Kin"Grant SimmonsSid Marcus1970-Aug-05
10"Bridgework"Art DavisDale Hale1970-Aug-26
11"Robin Goodhood"Gerry ChiniquyJohn W. Dunn1970-Sep-09
12"War and Pieces"Art DavisSid Marcus1970-Sep-20
13"Gem Dandy"Gerry ChiniquyDale Hale1970-Oct-25
14"Trick or Retreat"Art DavisSid Marcus1971-Mar-03
15"The Great Continental Overland Cross-Country Race"Art DavisJohn W. Dunn1971-May-23
16"A Fink in the Rink"Art DavisJohn W. Dunn1971-Jul-04
17"Cattle Battle"Art DavisJohn W. Dunn1971-Aug-04

Remakes

Much like a number of DFE-produced cartoon shorts, some of the Roland and Rattfink cartoons were remakes of Looney Tunes cartoons from the 1950s and 1960s (which featured either Daffy Duck or Yosemite Sam as the villain, a role later reprised by Rattfiink in this series), which are listed below:

Availability

The series was released January 27, 2009 on DVD from MGM Home Entertainment/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment as a part of The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection. The individual shorts were released on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 28, 2016 by Kino Lorber, and are also available to stream on Hulu.

See also

References

  1. Beck, Jerry (2006). Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town. New York, New York: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd. pp. 54–55, 102–103. ISBN 0-7566-1033-8.


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