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The first stand-alone theatrically release cartoon featuring the Pink Panther was The Pink Phink, released this day in 1964. Directed by Friz Freleng and co-directed by Hawley Pratt, this was a real one-of-as-kind cartoon.
CotD: Introducing both the characters and the series, “The Ant And The Aardvark” was Friz Freleng’s follow up to his hugely popular Pink Panther and Inspector series.
Layout artist and animator Judith M. “Judy” Niver, an assistant animator on the “Taarna” segment of the 1981 movie Heavy Metal, died December 14. She was 71.
From 1965 until 1994, she worked for DePatie-Freleng, Filmation, Hanna-Barbera, UPA, Ed Love, Ruby-Spears, Encore, Hyperion, Cool Productions, DreamQuest and Rich Animation.
Niver was a key assistant animator on the 1987 Filmation theatrical feature Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night. In addition, she was an assistant animator on 1991’s Rover Dangerfield.
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