- David Niven was invited to reprise the role of Sir Charles Litton from the first Pink Panther movie _Pink Panther, The (1964)_ , but he was unavailable.
- This film was originally intended to be a 26-part Pink Panther miniseries produced by Blake Edwards for the British ATV. The ATV then decided to turn it into a "Movie-of-the-Week", followed by a move to a feature film.
- While United Artists did release the film and does hold the copyright, this is the only Pink Panther film that is not controlled by MGM. It is also the only Pink Panther film that has never been released by MGM on Home Video.
- According to production notes on the DVD, Peter Sellers wasn't approached to reprise the role of Clouseau until after the proposed TV series had evolved into a feature film. It is not known if this means that Sellers would not have participated in a TV series.
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