His scores may not be full blown symphonic but his tunes are very catchy and still stand the test of time.
- Theme from The Great Mouse Detective. It gets remixed as part of "Big Ben Chase" further on. It shifts between multiple different moods from triumphant to nerve-racking, all without letting up tension and matching what's on screen perfectly.
- The jazzy theme of The Pink Panther.
- One of the coolest TV themes ever, the theme to Peter Gunn, heard later in The Blues Brothers. John Williams played piano in the original version.
- For a time, Mancini also composed themes for NBC News; composing their theme for the NBC Nightly News during the late 1970s. However, he saved his best work with NBC for their election night coverage with this classic theme called "Salute to the President" used from 1976 until 1992.