New ‘Pink Panther’ Movie to Combine Live-Action and Animation, Report

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New ‘Pink Panther’ Movie to Combine Live-Action and Animation, Report
New ‘Pink Panther’ Movie to Combine Live-Action and Animation, Report

A new Pink Panther film will see the bumbling Inspector Clouseau meeting the titular feline, courtesy of Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler.

The Pink Panther is slinking back onto movie screens — with a twist.

MGM is developing a Pink Panther reboot that will see the bumbling Inspector Clouseau befriend the animated feline, who becomes his imaginary friend after a traumatic event. Jeff Fowler is set to direct while Chris Bremmer pens the script. The Pink Panther had previously been remade in 2006, with Steve Martin portraying Inspector Clouseau.

“Popular the world over, the legacy of the iconic Pink Panther has endured for more than 50 years and continues to be discovered by new generations,” MGM Film Group chairman Michael De Luca and MGM Film Group president Pamela Abdy said in a statement. “We are so happy to come together with Jeff, Chris, Larry, Julie, Dan, Jonathan, Walter and Ryan to bring one of MGM’s most well-loved franchise back to the big screen and in a way audience have never seen before.”

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