Late comic legend Peter Sellers would have been horrified to learn his name has been left off the credits of the new PINK PANTHER remake.

The British funnyman played INSPECTOR JACQUES CLOUSEAU in the original Pink Panther movies of the 1960s and 1970s - a role which has now been taken over by American star Steve Martin.

In the credits for this year's (06) remake, producers have credited the original film's director Blake Edwards and late scriptwriter Maurice Richlin for the creation of Clouseau, when in fact Sellers came up with a lot of the character's bumbling trademarks.

His biographer ROGER LEWIS says, "Sellers would be furious he hasn't been mentioned, and that Blake Edwards has been credited for the creation of the Clouseau character.

"Sellers always believed that character was his conception, and I think he was right."

Sellers died of a heart attack in 1980, aged 54.