The Pink Panther in: Olym-Pinks

The Pink Panther in: Olym-Pinks, is an animated sports-themed special which first aired on ABC on February 22, 1980 to coincide with the 1980 Winter Olympics. This was the final Pink Panther cartoon to be produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises as well as the last Pink Panther production involving creator Friz Freleng before his departing to return to Warner Bros. Animation.

The Pink Panther in: Olym-Pinks
Directed byFriz Freleng
Music byRob Walsh
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Running time38 minutes
Production company(s)DePatie–Freleng Enterprises
The Mirisch Company
United Artists
DistributorMGM Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseFebruary 22, 1980

Unlike NBC, which required all Panther broadcasts to be fitted with a laugh track, ABC did not insist upon laughter being added — a first for the series.


In Lake Placid, New York, the Pink Panther and the Little Man are competitors in a series of Winter Olympic games. The problem is, the Little Man is a very bad sport who will resort to outrageously blatant cheating to win. Despite several comical mishaps (including being chased by a piano that seemingly wants his head on a silver platter, an upside-down chase through the snow after falling off a ski lift and trying to nurse the Little Man through a bad cold), the panther triumphs at downhill racing, ski jumping and bobsledding and wins the Gold medal while the little man earns a Silver and his sneezing puts out the Olympic flame.

Home release

On November 6, 2007, Olym-pinks was released alongside Pink at First Sight and A Pink Christmas on the DVD collection The Pink Panther: A Pink Christmas from MGM Home Entertainment/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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