Scaredy Squirrel

Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It’s way too dangerous out there! Day after day he watches and waits, waits and watches, until one day...his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy Squirrel suddenly finds himself out of his tree. As he leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting about himself!

Scaredy Squirrel is based on the book by Mélanie Watt. The film was adapted and directed by Galen Fott. The voice of Scaredy and the Narrator is David de Vries. Animation is by Bigfott Studios, with animators Ken A. Priebe and Galen Fott. The musical score was composed and performed by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds, Artists4Artists Entertainment. The film was produced by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard. Running time is 10:01.



To purchase the film on the Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD Scaredy Squirrel and Bink & Gollie Double Feature, click here.


To purchase the film on the Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD collection 20 Stories for Spring, click here.


To purchase the film on the Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD Katie Loves the Kittens, click here.


To visit Weston Woods’ Scaredy Squirrel page where you can order the film alone on DVD, click here.


On Netflix, the film is episode 4 in the Scholastic: One-Of-A-Kind Critters collection.


To order the film in Canada, click here.


To visit Mélanie Watt’s Scaredy Squirrel website, click here.


To visit director/animator Galen Fott’s personal website, click here.


To visit voice actor David de Vries’ website, click here.


To visit animator Ken A. Priebe’s website, click here.


To visit Artists4Artists Entertainment’s website, click here.



American Library Association ALSC 2012 Notable Children's Video

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Bronze Remi Award

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Fall River Children’s Film Festival

Breath of Life Animation Festival

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

Images from the film Scaredy Squirrel Copyright © 2011 Weston Woods Studios, Inc.

Scaredy Squirrel book text and illustrations Copyright © 2006 by Mélanie Watt