THE PINK PANTHER (1993)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Granny's Deep Pan pizza parlour has a major cash flow problem and the only customer is Pinky himself. She explains that all of her business has been lost to Big Eddie who is running a rival parlour. Pinky decides to help her win back customers, exclaiming "we'll do exactly what he does, only bigger and better!".
He starts by painting a new sign, which angers Eddie and fuels a bitter rivalry between the two. Eddie causes both the sign and Pinky to crash to the ground, and proceeds to walk all over the freshly-painted sign. Unwittingly, he produces a "radical" new sign which two kids remark upon before entering Granny's Deep pan. It's not long before the place is packed and Granny is rolling in cash, once more!
However, the rivalry continues and when Pinky purchases a new pizza making machine. Eddie decides to throw a spanner in the works - literally. Who will win the battle of the pizza parlours? Watch the video and discover for yourself!
Thankfully, this is still a watchable cartoon, but just doesn't have the je ne sais quoi of the original classic episodes from the 1960s and 70s.