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The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961)

Sylvester the cat imitates the Pied Piper of Hamelin to lure a group of mice into a jug that he seals with a cork. But Speedy Gonzales won't be hypnotized by Sylvester's flute and gradually rescues his friends from Sylvester's clutches.

Directors:

Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt (co-director)

Writer:

John W. Dunn (story) (as John Dunn)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Speedy Gonzales / Sylvester / Mice (voice)
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Storyline

Sylvester the cat imitates the Pied Piper of Hamelin to lure a group of mice into a jug that he seals with a cork. But Speedy Gonzales won't be hypnotized by Sylvester's flute and gradually rescues his friends from Sylvester's clutches.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El flautista de Guadalupe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Building were Sylvester receives music lessons is "MUSIC LESSONS-J.C. MLENDEZ" in reference of J.C. Melendez, one of the Warrner brothers animators. He was also the voice actor of Snoopy and Woodstock. See more »

Connections

Edited into Cats and Bruises (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Mexican Hat Dance (El jarabe tapatío)
(uncredited)
Music by Felipe A. Partichela
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Just imagine if they'd extended it out into the original story.
16 April 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

A fairly entertaining short in which Sylvester tries to become the Pied Piper to catch the mice, but Speedy Gonzales outdoes him once again. I think that my favorite part in "The Pied Piper of Guadalupe" was how Sylvester plays the flute and attracts the mice (or maybe when they keep conking him on the head). In a way, it seems like Speedy actually has a smaller role in this one than in his usual pairings with Sylvester. But Sylvester always has some neat things to do (as you may have guessed, one of them involves dynamite). So, it's not the greatest Looney Tunes cartoon, but I think that it deserved its Oscar nomination. I can't help but wonder what would have happened had this cartoon portrayed the townspeople hiring Sylvester to rid the town of mice; what could Speedy have done in that case?

In a way, we're all just a bunch of rodents.


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