Pink Panther Theme

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“The Pink Panther Theme ” is an instrumental composition by Henry Mancini written as the theme for the 1963 film The Pink Panther and subsequently nominated for the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Score. The cartoon character created for the film’s opening credits by David DePatie and Friz Freleng was animated in time to the tune. The tenor saxophone solo was played by Plas Johnson.The tune was included on the film’s soundtrack album and issued as a single in 1964, it reached the Top 10 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart and won three Grammy Awards.

Various recordings of the tune were featured in the opening credits of all The Pink Panther films, with the exception of A Shot in the Dark and Inspector Clouseau.Other versions In the 1978 film Revenge of the Pink Panther, the theme, and much of the soundtrack from this entry in the series, draw heavily from the “disco” trends of the late 1970s. The theme itself was reworked to include a more dancy bassline, electric piano, and guitar solo. A similar thing was done for 1983’s Curse of the Pink Panther, where it had more electronic sounds incorporated.The theme was used in John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola’s live version of Chick Corea’s Short Tales of the Black Forest, from the 1981 album Friday Night in San Francisco.The Tibo Toussaint Orchestra perform a version on the 1988 album Sound of Movies: 20 Great Themes.In the 1993 film Son of the Pink Panther, the theme was rearranged and performed by Bobby McFerrin in the opening titles.

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