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The Electric Piper Clip

The Electric Piper is an animated TV adaptation of The Pied Piper that aired on Nickelodeon in February of 2003. [1]

Set in the 1960s, it was about a guitarist named Sly (modeled after Jimi Hendrix) who uses his music to get rid of rats who are invading a suburban town called Hamlin. When the mayor doesn't give Sly his reward, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, he takes his revenge by convincing the children of the town to run away and join him in a mountain. It was directed by Raymie Muzquiz and written by Bill Burnett, the creator of ChalkZone. It had a voice cast including Rodney Dangerfield, Rob Schneider, and George Segal.[2]
Bill Burnett's Cartoon Music Reel..12:34

Bill Burnett's Cartoon Music Reel...Fun

Bill Burnett's Cartoon Music Reel, in which a clip from "The Electric Piper" appears (at 3:34).

The movie hasn't been seen since its few initial airings on Nickelodeon, as it was never released onto VHS or DVD. Only three clips of it have resurfaced onto the internet, one of which has since been taken down. It is unknown if anyone has a full copy of the movie.

Until a user on reddit posted a message claiming he had spoken to the film's director. Apparently the poster was told that he had a copy he can't release for legal reasons. Though he hopes to release it online.

A .GIF of the film has been found.

On August 9th, 2016, an Anonymous user allegedly contacted someone who had worked on the film, and received a copy of the tape to release online.hear
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The aforementioned found .gif of the film.

References

  1. Big Cartoon Data Base page on the movie. Retrieved 13 Aug '14.
  2. IMDB page for the movie. Retrieved 12 Aug '14.

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