Paying the Piper

Paying the Piper is a 1949 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Robert McKimson. The short was released on March 12, 1949, and stars Porky Pig.


The people of the town of Hamelin are celebrating the high rat population being driven from the town. The cats hearing the news understand that they do not bode well for them as it means their main food source is gone. In panic, they decide to go to the Supreme Cat for a solution to the problem. Supreme tells to the crowd of cats that his plan is to get the rats back by sabotaging the Piper's reward collecting with a rat suit.