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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

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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User Reviews

 
Surprisingly good!

Even if the animation is not that great and the story fairly predictable, this is one of the more enjoyable Speedy cartoons. The music is fun here, and there are some really nice touches of dialogue. Same with the sight gags, there are some really funny ones here. I especially liked the ending when Sylvester makes the mistake of letting Speedy keep the flute and Speedy... plays the flute and Sylvester starts moving! Speedy is tolerable here, and Sylvester is a good foil, better than Daffy, that's not saying Daffy was bad, far from it, but some of the Speedy cartoons with Daffy were some of the weaker Looney Tunes cartoons mostly because of poor animation and uneven pacing. And of course, Mel Blanc is excellent. Overall, surprisingly good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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