United Artists commissioned a long series of The Pink Panther shorts, the first of which, 1964’s The Pink Phink, won the 1964 Academy Award for Animated Short Film. By autumn 1969, the shorts were being broadcast on NBC during Saturday mornings on The Pink Panther Show.
After 1969, new shorts were produced for both television broadcast and theatrical release. The animated Pink Panther character has also appeared in computer and console video games, as well as advertising campaigns for several companies. (Wikipedia)