Isadore “Friz” Freleng (1964)
DePatie-Freleng Enterprises wins the Academy Award for Best Short Film
for The PinkPhink (of the Pink Panther series) and continues to
create shorts for theatrical release.
The Pink Phink is a 1964 animated short comedy film, produced and directed by Friz Freleng with characters animated by the triple male character animators, Don Williams, Bob Matz and Norman McCabe and the solo female character animator, Laverne Harding. It is the first animated short starring the Pink Panther.