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Writers:
Harry Cason (co-writer)
Stephen Beck (co-writer)
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Release Date:
8 October 2012 (USA) See more »
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Scooter is the last blue penguin, who is adopted by a tribe of silver penguins. Now, with his new family he discovers his hidden strengths and talents... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jay Freeman ... Bartender (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kathryn Beck ... Darling Starling Shawntelle (voice)

Harry Cason ... Pop Penguin (voice)
Charlie Collucci ... Admiral Albert (voice)
Melanie Collucci ... Ms. Moonbeam (voice)
Melanie Darling ... Ms. Moonbeam,Darling Starling Trixie, (voice)

Cheryl Freeman ... Infant Phenomenon, Mother Penguin (voice)
Sandy Howell ... Scooter (voice)
Teri Seigner ... Mrs. Yeti (voice)

Directed by
Harry Cason 
Michael Schelp 
Harry Cason Michael Schelp (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Beck  co-writer
Harry Cason  co-writer

Produced by
Stephen Beck .... producer
Harry Cason .... producer
Cheryl Freeman .... executive producer
Cheryl Freeman .... producer
Michael Schelp .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jason Allen Wick 
 
Sound Department
Harry Cason .... dialogue editor
Lynne Earls .... audio tweaking
James Petty .... audio editor
 
Animation Department
Ty Carrick .... animator
Zvi Eaton .... animator
Jonathan Edwards .... animator
Chris Gallison .... background artist
Joe Graziani .... animator
George Khouri .... animator
Stephen Marshall .... animator (as Steve Marshall)
Paul Mcgrade .... animator
Miles Milton .... animator
Lianna Murdoch .... animator
Joshua Perry .... animator
Michael Schanbacher .... animator (as Mike Schanbacher)
Michael Schelp .... animator
Anthony Soto .... animator
Matt Stanford .... animator
Ryan Zale .... animator
 
Other crew
Dotan Akiva .... director of information technology
 

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80 min
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This movie is so bad, children have died while watching it.See more »

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Good messaging wasted by amateurish execution of everything else, 2 May 2016
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

There are definitely worse animations out there than 'The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin', at least this had its heart in the right place even if execution elsewhere was severely wanting.

Regarding target audience, 'The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin' is most likely to appeal to very young children or people who don't demand too much but older children and adults are going to find little that sustains interest.

Credit is due to 'The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin for having a well-intended message that doesn't feel shoe-horned in or too preachy, and its teaching of important values, again while not exactly subtly or originally done this reviewer didn't feel preached at.

Sadly, everything else is done on such an amateurish level, with the three main issues with 'The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin' being that it looks cheap, it's dull and that it's annoying. The animation is simplistic at best and even for low budget incredibly cheap-looking at worst. The backgrounds are not too bad, there is at least a sense of time and place and there is the odd nice bit of colour and detail but the backgrounds do lack vibrancy on the whole and consist often of a few basically-drawn objects. Colours are flat and the character designs are both blocky and choppy in movement, with some of it also looking incredibly delayed such as in Scooter's daring rescue attempt.

A contender for the worst asset of 'The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin' is the soundtrack. It's repetitive, often annoying and just doesn't stop no matter whether it fits with the action or mood or not (mostly not, being too jaunty or sounding like it'd be more at house in a low-budget film from 25-30 years earlier. It's over-bearingly recorded too. Older children and adults are likely to squirm in embarrassment at some of the dialogue, that is so awkward and cheesy that it's not even good enough for unintentional laughter. The narration from the professor is especially grating. Despite good intentions with the messaging and values, the story just doesn't engage, the predictability would have been forgivable if the storytelling didn't drag so badly.

Or if the characters were easy to relate to or engage with. Neither is the case here, with some being very bland and generic and others like the professor penguin character being supremely irritating. The voice acting is poor, with all the characters being voiced too broadly, as well as with no feeling, and some with overdone and obviously fake accents.

In conclusion, well-intended message-wise but 'The Adventures of Scooter the Penguin' on the whole is cheap-looking, dull in how its story is told and annoying with the soundtrack, the characters and how they're voiced. 2/10 Bethany Cox

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