- Creator Killer and Franchise Killer: The film performed so poorly that series creator and director Blake Edwards ended up retiring from filmmaking until his passing in 2010. Long-time collaborative composer Henry Mancini died one year after the film's release in 1994. Long-time series star Herbert Lom, who played the role of Dreyfus, also retired from acting before his passing in 2012.
- Deleted Role: Andy Scourfield is billed as "Clouseau's Ghost" in the credits despite no such character appearing in the film.
- Missing Trailer Scene: A very brief moment from the trailer shows Dreyfus on the floor with Jacques fumbling with his leg cast as Dreyfus shouts "Nincompoop!". This was never seen in the final film.
- The Other Darrin: Claudia Cardinale replaces Elke Sommer, who played Maria Gambrelli in A Shot in the Dark. Confusingly, Cardinale had previously played the Princess in The Pink Panther.
- Role Reprise: Herbert Lom reprises the role of Dreyfus and Bert Kwouk as Cato, ten years after Curse of the Pink Panther. Graham Stark reprises the role of Professor Balls fifteen years after Revenge of the Pink Panther.
Trivia / Son of the Pink Panther