MGM, Rubicon Rev Up Pink Panther Holiday Special

Rubicon Studios is teaming up with MGM to produce a new animated holiday special starring the Pink Panther.

The special, titled A Very Pink Christmas, pits the Pink Panther against his rival Big Nose as they operate rival Christmas tree lots.

David Corbett, a Humanitas Prize-winning and Emmy-nominated writer-producer whose credits include Pink Panther & Pals, Flash Gordon and The Legend of Prince Valiant, will be executive producer along with Rubicon CEO Randa Ayoubi. Cliff Lesser and Elana Ruby are writing the special and Ron Brewer is directing.

Production is set to start this month at Rubicon’s production facilities in Los Angeles, Manila and Amman, Jordan.

The special will be distributed by MGM for the 2011 holiday season.