The Pied Piper of Guadalupe
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : August 19, 1961 Series: Looney Tunes
Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

Determined to capture a gang of cheese-stealing mice, Sylvester takes on the role of the Piped Piper of Hamelin. It is up to Speedy Gonzalez to save his fellow mice brothers and stop Sylvester's schemes.

Characters

Speedy Gonzales
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Sylvester
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)

Credits

Director

Isadore "Friz" Freleng
Hawley Pratt

Animator

Germain Adolph "Gerry" Chiniquy
Virgil Ross
Bob Matz

Story

John W. Dunn

Music

Milton J. "Milt" Franklyn

Backgrounds

Tom O'Loughlin

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc

Producer

David H. DePatie

Film Editor

Treg Brown


Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

Reused Animation Used in:

Cats and Bruises (the opening scene where Sylvester is chasing the nameless mice around (and one of the holds up a sign) is reused)

Included in:

Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (This cartoon has the story start in the middle of the former after Sylvester had learned to play the flute before shifting to the plot of the latter and going back to the ending of the former)

Inside Jokes

  • Sylvester learns how to play the flute from a "Music Lessons" store taught by J.C. Melendez, more notably known as Bill Melendez who was an old Warner Bros animator.

Milestones

  • Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject

Television

The Merrie Melodies Show (Season 1, Episode 1)
That's Warner Bros.! (Season 1, Episode 54)
Bugs 'n' Daffy (Season 1, Episode 54)

VHS

United States

Speedy Gonzales' Fast Funnies

DVD

United States

Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 4
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection - Volume 8
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection - Volume 3
Gypsy
Natalie Wood Collection
Turner Classic Movies Greatest Classic Legends Collection: Natalie Wood
50 Cartoon Collection: Looney Tunes

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 3

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:15
Production No.: 1554
MPAA No.: 19772
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From DVDLooney :

This is by no means the world's greatest cartoon, but if you're going to watch it for Freleng's talent, it is a perfect example. It's got Sylvester, a fairy tale parody, Mexico, and hilarious slapstick all in one....Freleng traits for sure. Plus, it's one of the best Speedy Gonzales cartoons. The ending always makes me laugh, with Speedy leading the cat down the road by his music-loving leg cast. I deeply love this one.
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