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|title=<center>How the Hampsters Saved Winter</center>
 
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|image= The missing hamster movie.jpg
 
|image= The missing hamster movie.jpg
 
|imagecaption=The DVD cover of the movie, designed by Asbury Arts. Coincidentally, the same people who designed the current website.
 
|imagecaption=The DVD cover of the movie, designed by Asbury Arts. Coincidentally, the same people who designed the current website.
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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.
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On January 23rd, 2020, the Hamster Dance's official website domain was shut down, and is currently seeking renewal. However, considering the website hasn't been updated since 2011, renewal seems unlikely.
 
On January 23rd, 2020, the Hamster Dance's official website domain was shut down, and is currently seeking renewal. However, considering the website hasn't been updated since 2011, renewal seems unlikely.
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==Availablity==
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On 13th, 2021, on the Lost Media Wiki discord, user Jen (she/her) announced that she had a copy of the film, sharing an image of a signed copy on a blank DVD. Jen explained that her father was friends with Pat Corbitt, one of the producers of the movie. Jen would later upload the entire film and the subsequent music videos on the DVD onto Archive.org.
  
 
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   |id1      =hampster-dance-movie
   |description1 =LSuperSonicQ's video on the subject.
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  |description1 =The entire film
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   |description2 =LSuperSonicQ's video on the subject.
 
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Revision as of 18:02, 18 January 2022

The missing hamster movie.jpg

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

Status: Found

Date found: 18 Jan 2022

Found by: Jen

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 (as well as released) on April 2nd, 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. However, screenshots do exist via a game on the website called Hamster Hijinks.[4]

On January 23rd, 2020, the Hamster Dance's official website domain was shut down, and is currently seeking renewal. However, considering the website hasn't been updated since 2011, renewal seems unlikely.

Availablity[edit | edit source]

On 13th, 2021, on the Lost Media Wiki discord, user Jen (she/her) announced that she had a copy of the film, sharing an image of a signed copy on a blank DVD. Jen explained that her father was friends with Pat Corbitt, one of the producers of the movie. Jen would later upload the entire film and the subsequent music videos on the DVD onto Archive.org.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Image[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

The entire film
LSuperSonicQ's video on the subject.

References[edit | edit source]