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'''''How The Hampsters Saved Winter''''' was a straight-to-DVD lost animated movie about Hampton and the Hampsters going on a "snowy adventure where they help make a family's dream come true." It is unknown who directed or starred in the movie, but it was produced by Abatis International LLC and animated by a company in New Jersey.
 
'''''How The Hampsters Saved Winter''''' was a straight-to-DVD lost animated movie about Hampton and the Hampsters going on a "snowy adventure where they help make a family's dream come true." It is unknown who directed or starred in the movie, but it was produced by Abatis International LLC and animated by a company in New Jersey.
  
The movie was listed for sale sometime in 2009 on the Hampster Dance website, with a link to order it through the site Kunaki. The DVD was available to purchase as late as 2012. <ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20110713174607/http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00ZBMUHD An archived listing of the DVD.]</ref> However, now when someone clicks on the link, they would be directed to a page that says "product not available."<ref>[http://hampsterdance.com/index.htm The official Hampster Dance website.] Retrieved 14 Dec '19</ref>  
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The movie was listed for sale sometime in 2009 on the Hampster Dance website, with a link to order it through the site Kunaki. The DVD was available to purchase as late as 2012. <ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20110713174607/http://kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00ZBMUHD An archived listing of the DVD.] Retrieved 23 Dec '19</ref> However, now when someone clicks on the link, they would be directed to a page that says "product not available."<ref>[http://hampsterdance.com/index.htm The official Hampster Dance website.] Retrieved 14 Dec '19</ref>  
  
 
The movie's existence was confirmed in an article from 2018 where Bill Porfido, owner of the Hampster Dance property, confirmed "roughly 2,000 copies" of the movie were sold.<ref>[https://www.cbc.ca/arts/the-oral-history-of-the-hampsterdance-the-twisted-true-story-of-one-of-the-world-s-first-memes-1.4958325 CBC Arts' history of the Hampster Dance.] Retrieved 14 Dec '19</ref> No clips, trailers, or audio exists of the movie. Only the DVD cover and the original price of $7.99 is all that exists online.
 
The movie's existence was confirmed in an article from 2018 where Bill Porfido, owner of the Hampster Dance property, confirmed "roughly 2,000 copies" of the movie were sold.<ref>[https://www.cbc.ca/arts/the-oral-history-of-the-hampsterdance-the-twisted-true-story-of-one-of-the-world-s-first-memes-1.4958325 CBC Arts' history of the Hampster Dance.] Retrieved 14 Dec '19</ref> No clips, trailers, or audio exists of the movie. Only the DVD cover and the original price of $7.99 is all that exists online.

Revision as of 22:14, 24 December 2019

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The DVD cover of the movie, designed by Asbury Arts. Coincidentally, the same people who designed the current website.

Status: Lost

How The Hampsters Saved Winter was a straight-to-DVD lost animated movie about Hampton and the Hampsters going on a "snowy adventure where they help make a family's dream come true." It is unknown who directed or starred in the movie, but it was produced by Abatis International LLC and animated by a company in New Jersey.

The movie was listed for sale sometime in 2009 on the Hampster Dance website, with a link to order it through the site Kunaki. The DVD was available to purchase as late as 2012. [1] However, now when someone clicks on the link, they would be directed to a page that says "product not available."[2]

The movie's existence was confirmed in an article from 2018 where Bill Porfido, owner of the Hampster Dance property, confirmed "roughly 2,000 copies" of the movie were sold.[3] No clips, trailers, or audio exists of the movie. Only the DVD cover and the original price of $7.99 is all that exists online.

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