As promised, here are the links to the claymation of Robert Browning's "The Pied Piper of Hamelin." It's pretty dark, so don't watch it before bed unless you like that sort of thing. The whole video is just under 30 minutes. Oh yeah, and the narrator is amazing!
There is much dispute over what actually may have happened with the children, but historians do believe that the story is based in truth. (The rats may have been added in later, however.)