The character was originally created for the opening credits for the film The Pink Panther, and after this series would be a part of every Inspector Clouseau film made from here on in.
The character of The Inspector is based upon Inspector Jacques Clouseau. It has been noted that the animated character owes more to Alan Arkin's portrayal in the then-recent Inspector Clouseau than to Peter Sellers.
In the opening titles, the man seated in the auditorium is Henry Mancini.
There are only two episodes that the Pink Panther spoke verbally, they were "Pink Ice" and "Sink Pink".
This program has the first cartoon short that won an Academy Award for its debuting first program, on Saturday, December 18th, 1964! The Academy Award win was in April of 1965.