Mumbai: SpongeTech Delivery Systems, Inc. America’s Cleaning Company has partnered with MGM Consumer Products, a division of MGM Home Entertainment Distribution Corp. to manufacture and market Pink Panther themed products to include a pet grooming sponge, a children’s bath sponge, and a chamois. Marketing of these products, which are based on the popular animated character, will begin no later than March 1, 2009, with retail distribution to various outlets across the United States beginning no later than June 30, 2009.
The Pink Panther film series began in 1963. Directed by Blake Edwards and starring Peter Sellers as the bumbling French police inspector Jacques Clouseau, the Pink Panther cartoon character was featured in the opening sequences of each film and became instantly popular. This cool cat starred in 126 of its own short animated films, as well as numerous television shows, all set to instantly recognizable theme music composed by Henry Mancini. The film franchise was successfully re-launched in 2006, with Steve Martin in the role of Inspector Clouseau. The Pink Panther two film is scheduled to open in February 6, 2009.
SpongeTech COO Steven Moskowitz said, "The Pink Panther is one of the rare movie franchises that renew its popularity with each generation. We are very excited to be partnering with MGM Consumer Products, and consider this a wonderful opportunity for all involved. This partnership, along with recent other successes with leading sports and entertainment companies, is a testament to SpongeTech’s superior product line and the wealth of licensing opportunities to which our products lend themselves."