The Pink Panther is a redesign/reboot of the Pink Panther franchise that started in 1963 with the movie The Pink Panther(which I have not seen). In this film, we don’t see the iconic animated panther himself, but we do hear the traditional ‘duh done du-don” theme. We do have the clumsy Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin), and he’s investigating the disappearance of the pink panther diamond, as well as the death of national soccer coach Yves Gluant. The setting is France, so we have some intense accent work from Martin, but most of his work in this movie, and in its sequel is over exaggeration on his part. It’s to mimic all of the cartoons that have Clouseau doing everything the klutzy way.
Star Wars: Thrawn is the first real introduction of a Star Wars Legends character into current canon mythos. That character being Mitth’raw’nuruodo, or Thrawn as he is called by most. Thrawn is a Chiss, a species that is part of the Unknown Regions territories in space. The species is rarely seen around the galaxy, and it is often thought they were a myth. This novel follows Thrawn’s introduction to the central worlds a couple of years after the Empire was formed in Revenge of the Sith. It serves as a prequel to the third season of Star Wars Rebels, introducing the characters of Arihnda Pryce, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Commander Eli Vanto. Though Vanto is not present in Rebels, his character is a vital part of Thrawn’s plot line.