And since I feel the DFE United Artists shorts should be part of the MGM Cartoon Canon (sounds stupid, I know), here's what you need to know:
-All 124 Pink Panther shorts are available on DVD (with the last 16 shorts available exclusively in the first Cartoon Collection, the 2009 re-release, and the Pink Panther Ultimate Collection
-All 17 Ant and Aardvark cartoons are available on DVD
-All 34 Inspector cartoons are available on DVD (the last 17 are only available the 2009 re-release Cartoon Collection, and the Pink Panther Ultimate Collection)
-All 17 Roland and Rattfink cartoons are available on DVD but only in the 2009 re-release Cartoon Collection and the Pink Panther Ultimate Collection.
That is all.
Maybe not "stupid" but completely erroneous...
The original thread deals with theatrical animated cartoon shorts that were produced either by Harman-Ising and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to it's theater chain, Loews Incorporated; or that were produced by the MGM cartoon studio. Included would also be the Tom and Jerry cartoons that were produced independently by Gene Deitch and William S. Snyder and by Chuck Jones's SIB Tower 12 Productions.
In the case of Jones, I'm not sure whether or not such a DVD list should include the television specials based on the works of Ted Geisel/Dr. Seuss.
For that matter, I'm wondering if the list should include any of the "Flip the Frog" and "Willie Whopper" shorts that were produced by Ub Iwerks's studio and released (up until they dropped him) by MGM?
The DFE stuff should not be included in such a list; because, even though the films are now owned my MGM/UA, they were not originally distributed by MGM. At the time of their creation, both studios were completely separate entities and the films were actually released theatrically by UA.
There has already been a thread posted which discusses whether or not the DFE film library should be listed as MGM films or as UA films.
In my book, such lists should be compiled based upon who actually made and distributed the original properties; and not who owns them now...
For example... even though Warner Bros. now owns most of the entire MGM cartoon library (from 1934-1967), I still consider them to be MGM cartoons. I remember how I cringed when I saw the familiar Warner Bros sheild icon plastered over the opening credits to "The Karateguard". Legalities aside, it just didn't seem natural to not see Tanner the Lion roaring over those main-titles.