The Electric Piper (Found Nickelodeon TV Animated Movie; 2003)


The Electric Piper
The Full Movie
Status Found
Date found 9 Aug 2016
Found by Anonymous & Stewartisme

The Electric Piper is an animated TV adaptation of The Pied Piper that aired on Nickelodeon in February 2003. [1] The film was directed by Raymie Muzquiz and written by Bill Burnett, the creator of ChalkZone, and was voiced by Rodney Dangerfield, Rob Schneider, and George Segal.[2]

Plot

Set in the late 1960s, it's 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.

Availability

The movie hasn't been seen since its few initial airings on Nickelodeon, and it was never released on VHS or DVD. Only three clips of it have resurfaced onto the internet, one of which has since been taken down. The film has not resurfaced anywhere else, and no complete TV recordings are known to exist.

Legal status

However, the director Raymie Muzquiz confirmed he has a copy but that he isn't allowed to release it. He hopes to one day find a way to release it online but has confirmed that Nickelodeon's legal department decided that it did not have enough documentation on the music rights to re-release the movie safely. He also added that before the original movie airing, they had to re-record some of the music because Nickelodeon's legal department at the time thought the movie's songs were too close to the other songs that they were referencing.

Finding

On August 9th, 2016 an Anonymous user contacted someone who had worked on the film and received a copy of the tape to release. On August 20th, 2016 user "StewartIsMe" got an interlaced DVD copy; it was uploaded onto YouTube after using deinterlacing software.

Available Footage

A Full VHS Copy
Clip from the film featuring a musical number from Sly.
Bill Burnett's Cartoon Music Reel, in which 2 clip from "The Electric Piper" appears (at 3:34).
Footage taken from Barbara Epstein's demo reel
Backup

References

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

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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I miss this movie. Watched it when it aired. Naturally didn't record it
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Anonymous user #13

3 months ago
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RECORD. EVERYTHING. IN 2013, THERE WAS A TV MOVIE THAT DIDN'T EVEN WIND UP ON ANY ON DEMAND SERVICE, NOR DID IT EVER AIR AGAIN.
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TheYoshiState

3 months ago
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What was that movie?
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Anonymous user #2

7 months ago
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Someone got in contact with the director and the director had mentioned that yes he still has the full movie. He mentioned he could not distribute it but is trying to find a way to upload it online.
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Anonymous user #16

3 months ago
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What was the movie that aired in 2013 that never aired again called? If you rember?
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Solca2

7 months ago
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someone tell this reddit user to post the movie on ZippCast https://www....rtoon_movie/
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Anonymous user #3

7 months ago
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the creator has a copy and is not aloud to be posted to the public but he hopes to find a way to
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Anonymous user #4

7 months ago
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So why is it not allowed to post it on the internet?
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Anonymous user #5

7 months ago
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Anonymous #4 it's not allowed to be uploaded to the internet because Viacom would fuck it with copyright claims.
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Anonymous user #6

7 months ago
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Such a shame that there isn't a good way for the movie to resurface, even in 2016. Hopefully the film finds its way onto the internet because this does seem pretty cool.
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Anonymous user #7

6 months ago
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Technically, if one has a recorded copy of it off of tv with commercials, they can sell it and be covered under the Burne Act, if I remember correctly.
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Anonymous user #8

5 months ago
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The guy that has the full movie wants to upload the film
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Anonymous user #8

5 months ago
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If I had the movie I would put it online already
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Anonymous user #8

5 months ago
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A Reddit user discovered this so mabye he will find out why the guy can't post it
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Anonymous user #9

5 months ago
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Nick would just fuck up the director and that copy would just disappear
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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Did that 3rd video is the taken down video? Do everybody remember a video got taken down? Is this the taken down video?
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Anonymous user #10

4 months ago
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Maybe the director cant upload it online because now he is working on clarence on cartoon network.
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DemonDaze

3 months ago
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IT'S BEEN FOUND.
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DemonDaze

3 months ago
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This link will be gone on the 12th, though it will be mirrored elsewhere by then: https://driv...aktmaEk/view
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Kablamoid

3 months ago
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Dont worry, If the youtube/mirror version gets removed, I have the youtube version stored on my computer. You know unless my computer has a hard drive failure -_-
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Anonymous user #11

3 months ago
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First a day with spongebob, now this!
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Anonymous user #12

3 months ago
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What a wonderful world...
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Anonymous user #13

3 months ago
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Wow.
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Anonymous user #13

3 months ago
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It's great how things that are unlikely to be found are found anyway.
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Anonymous user #14

3 months ago
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GREATO DAZE
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Anonymous user #15

3 months ago
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Yaaay, it's found!
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Tomysshadow

3 months ago
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So I'm aware this was found a couple weeks back but I decided to directly upload the HQ Deinterlaced version to MEGA so YouTube won't reduce its quality and you can see it in all its high quality goodness. This is the same HQ video Notelu uploaded but to MEGA, not YouTube. Deinterlacing requires re-encoding video which will cause quality loss but in order to maintain quality as best as possible, I've used the same codec, resolution, aspect, framerate, bitrate and MPEG4 settings, and the audio is a direct stream copy of the original audio stream. This is most likely the highest quality you'll ever see The Electric Piper in, at the cost of only 1.33 GB . Enjoy https://mega...g7vKuVmLhmV0
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Anonymous user #17

3 months ago
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Anyone who can share the original files of the DVD version that was uploaded on MySpleen? Was it an ISO?
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Anonymous user #8

1 months ago
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Well, isn't this ironic!! Nick is losing everything it shows AND ALSO VIACOM WILL FUCK COPYRIGHT CLAIMS IF U REALEASE ANYTHING THAT IS LOST
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Anonymous user #18

24 days ago
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They need to release it on dvd (and vhs as a promotion) but im a huge hendrix fan so i love sly and ep
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TheFoxy3D

22 days ago
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If Viacom deletes the movie, I'll be so fucking pissed!
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Dash Master 48

21 days ago
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Language!
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Pokematic

21 days ago
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No worries, I have it downloaded to my hard drive.
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Anonymous user #19

4 days ago
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oh this? I remember this. I remember laughing at what a hippie the kid was.

also bill burnett made this? didn't know that.
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