Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

Scaredy Squirrel is scared to make a friend. After all, they can bite! When he decides the perfect friend would be a goldfish (no teeth), his plan takes a surprising turn!

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend is based on the book by Mélanie Watt. The film was adapted and directed by Galen Fott. The voice of the Narrator, Scaredy, and Buddy is David de Vries. Animation is by Bigfott Studios, with animators Ken A. Priebe and Galen Fott. The musical score was composed by Scotty Huff. The film was produced by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard. Running time is 12:08.



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


To visit Weston Woods’ Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend page where you can order the film alone on DVD, click here. (The DVD also includes a “making of” special feature.)


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 Scotty Huff’s website, click here.



Platinum Remi Award, Worldfest Houston

American Library Association ALSC 2013 Notable Children's Video

Sarasota Film Festival

KidFilm Festival, Dallas



“Lively animation enhances an already funny story.” -- ALSC/American Library Association


“The humor is effectively conveyed in this animated production which brings Scaredy’s personality and his lists to life, successfully evoking Melanie Watt’s cartoon illustrations. David deVries’s well-paced narration is complemented by lively but unobtrusive music and sound effects.” -- Maria Salvadore, School Library Journal

Images from the film Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend Copyright © 2012 Weston Woods Studios, Inc.

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend book text and illustrations Copyright © 2007 by Mélanie Watt