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Scootertrix the Abridged
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Creator

Jack Getschman

Starring

Jack Getschman
Cris Galvez
Jacob Goodie
Dawn Somewhere
itsannachloem
Alumx
Wubcake
James Gonzolez

Run

November 1, 2014 - August 12, 2019

Number of Episodes

26 Episodes
15 Spin-off Episodes
6 Specials
2 Crossover Episodes
1 Movie

Show Connection

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Link

Scootertrix Studios

Transcripts

Available

 Overview[]

Scootertrix the Abridged is an Abridged Series of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic created by Jack Getschman. The series follows the episodic structure of MLP with ten-minute episodes, but from an abridging standpoint is quite unique in nature.

Scootertrix often makes its episodes completely different from the original content and gradually develops a more serious story arc involving an WWI-esc conflict. Though not obvious at the beginning of the series, a recurring arc begins to make appearances down the line and small details in earlier episodes suddenly become relevant.

Another unusual aspect of Scootertrix is that it is far more dramatic than your typical abridged series, and includes developing characters, continuity, and plot twists. Scootertrix is also known for its heavy fourth wall breaking, to the point where the fourth wall is an integral part in the overall story arc.

It is an overall well-rounded series, with an excellent cast of characters, intriguing story arc, decent humor, good editing, clever plot twists, and dramatic/ heartwarming moments.

Scootertrix Shorts/ Specials []

Along with the main series are "Scootertrix the Abridged Specials". The specials include an abridgment of the popular fan animation Snowdrop by Silly Filly Studios, a parody of the canon episode Luna Eclipsed which focuses much more on the character of Luna than comedy, and parodies of the first parts of the canon episode The Last Roundup and Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1. A more intricate "short" is heavily based on the episode Magic Duel, and also make heavy references to another pony abridged series Camaraderie is Supernatural. Scootertrix also released a special episode at BronyCon 2018, with its take on the Equestria Girls movie.

Crossover / Royal Correspondence []

Main article: [Royal Correspondence]

Scootertrix the Abridged collaborated with another My Little Pony Abridged Series called ''Friendship is for Adults'', by ''TheKanterlot''. The collaboration brought about 2 crossover episodes between the characters of their series, one episode on each channel (Taking place in each "universe"). This marked the first crossover between two different abridged series for My Little Pony.

The crossover also spawned a spin off series called Royal Correspondence, which is a continuation of the crossover in which the Luna from each dimension began a correspondence with each other, hence the title. On every day of release, one episode from the perspective of Scootertrix's Luna, was released on the Scootertrix Studios channel, while the other, from the perspective of TheKanterlot's Luna was released on that channel.

Scootertrix the Abridged: The Movie[]

The Scootertrix Movie follows Pinkie and Trixie as they jump through YouTube videos to escape Discord. What makes the movie unique is that it is a giant "choose your own adventure" featuring 22 videos, and 1 comic. The movie is also a giant crossover between 12 pony abridged series with characters either jumping into Scootertrix Twilight's library, or Pinkie and Trixie jumping into videos on other pony abridged channels. The movie stretches over 6 YouTube channels and has a total run time of 1 hour and 27 minutes. The series involved were:

Cast []

Full Cast Roles
Jack Getschman Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, The Bird, Applejack, Fluttershy, Spike, Princess Celestia, General Bloom, General Belle, Mayor Mare, Cheerilee, Starlight Glimmer, Various Other Ponies
Cris Galvez Princess Luna
Jacob Goodie General Loo, Gilda, The Cows
Dawn Somewhere Trixie (Trixie the Abridged/ The Movie)
itsannachloem Discord
Andrea Libman Pinkie Pie (Scootertrix the Epilogue: Two Weeks Later)
Alumx Queen Chrysalis
Wubcake King Sombra
BigApplePie Sunset Shimmer
ACRacebest Granny Smith (Pie Meister)
wacarb Derpy, Photo Finish
Ted Getschman Spitfire
Joshscorcher Harper
Ink Rose Lord Tirek
EyesofEstranged15 Charlene the Gossiper
Kitaronicus Aberfourth, Braeburn, Dumbbell
Kami James Kyle
DoodledPony Leslie
Vic Bell The Fourth Steven, Blank Flank, Big Mac
James Gonzalez Trixie (Episode 6/ Episode 9), Nurse Redheart, Various Other Ponies
Dylan Price Donut Joe (Episode 8)
Jeremy Anderson Donut Joe (The Movie)
Furrystuck Chief
Lady-Chan Nurse, Equestrian Soldiers
Tenley Getschman Equestrian Soldiers
AtomicCatacombs Lightning Dust, Background pony "Vinyl Scratch"
JJ's Workshop Angel Wings
Nes Studios Fleetfoot, Orange Swirl
Caffeinated Pinkie The 4th Sephen's Younger Brother Edgar
Imit4tor Changeling Guard, Background Pony "Savoir Fare"
SLYRingtail Background pony "Bon Bon"
Reese 'Kat' Chambers Cornowlius the Owl, Background pony "Amethyst"
Ross Pit Background Pony "Lyra"
Bluey Background Pony "Lotus"
Blue15Bomber Background Pony
Hewy Toonmore Background Pony
Toasterless Background Pony "Octavia"
Spinelstar Doctor Whooves (Episode 26)
Sawyer Getschman Innocent Pony
Ty Cayatineto The Shadow Bolts
Nina Hedberg Doctor Whooves (Episode 12)
Chris Hanna Blue Scootaloo

Crew[]

Producer Executive Producers Writers Editos/ Animators
Jack Getschman Apanx Jack Getschman Jack Getschman
SLYRingtail Ted Getschman AtomicCatacombs
Ross Pit Toasterless (Editor/ Animator)
Reese 'Kat' Chambers Blue15Bomber
BigApplePie
Geeky Steven
EgegokProChannel (Animator)

Production[]

Brief History[]

Production on Scootertrix the Abridged began in mid 2014. After the failure of Bean Quest, the first attempt at an abridged series by the Scootertrix team, the series creators, Jack Getschman and Erich Zimbauer set out to make a new series with better foundations. By October 31st 2014, episode 1 of Scootertrix the Abridged was completed and shown in a theater of film students as a class project. The episode did moderately well with reports of a student even doing a full 4 page paper on it. On November 1st of the same year, episode 1 was released on Youtube. The series would slowly grow in size and success, releasing 1 episode on the 1st of every month.

Characters[]

The characters of Celestia, Fluttershy and Luna were there practically from the start. Twilight, Applejack, and Spike were also developed quite easily. However, Applejack's quirk about thinking that apples were mangos would not be fully thought of or explained until years after the series had begun. The Bird and Rarity were somewhat more difficult. Rarity was based off of a character concept Getschman had for a potential Legend of Korra abridged series. Quirks like the "SpegettiNoodles" line and the voice were migrated onto Rarity's character. The Bird is loosely based off of the speech patterns and characters of the series Home Movies.

The iconic Celestia and Luna window scenes were always planned to be in the series. A unique aspect of Scootertrix the Abridged compared to other My Little Pony abridged series.

The CMC's character also came together relatively easily except for Scootaloo. Though the idea for all three fillies being military generals was an idea that was there from the start.

Story[]

There are multiple story arcs running through Scootertrix. The war plot was around since the beginning, and was even the direction for Bean Quest had it continued. The Fourth Wall arc came much later but evolved into one of the major arcs of the series. Overall most plot lines were not fully formed during the conception of the series. It was only over time that plot lines began to stick and evolve.

Crossovers and The Scootertrix Movie[]

After reviewing several abridged series based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Getschman contacted the creators of Friendship is for Adults, giving praise to their latest episode. After some exchanges, the team asked Scootertrix if they would be interested in a collaboration, to which the Scootertrix team accepted. This would produce 2 crossover episodes, and a spin off series called Royal Correspondence. The two groups now have strong ties and even share members.

The scootertrix movie was originally just going to be a long video, a length of about 30 or so minutes. It was only when Getschman decided to have it as a giant choose your own adventure, that the concept of having other abridged series came to the table. A combination of luck, good ties, and simply asking, led to having almost every major pony abridged series involved with the project.

For the main library scene, the abridging teams would join a discord call and throw in ideas on what their character's dialog would be. Aside from one or two stalls in the production due to story issues, actual writing of the dialog and the scenes went very smoothly.

For the separate crossover videos the other abridging teams were given a prompt, "Trixie and or Pinkie appear in your universe looking for a place to run, hide, or recruit. By the end of the video the character(s) must leave and cannot be killed or maimed". The other abridging teams were given almost full creative control over their scripts with the exception of small changes to Pinkie and or Trixie's dialog.

Main Theme[]

The iconic theme of Scootertrix the Abridged had been composed from the start and was even used in Bean Quest. Originally composed by Getschman in the program Garage Band, it was remixed and extended by Erich Zimbauer which is what the theme is today. It would be remixed again in the later episodes to fit better with the new tone and direction of the series.

Episode List []

Episodes (In Order of Canon) Air Date
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 1 November 1, 2014
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 2 December 1, 2014
Scootertrix Short: Snowdrop the Abridged December 24, 2014
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 3 January 1, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 4 February 1, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 5 March 1, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 6 April 1, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 7 May 1, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 8 June 1, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 9 July 1, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 10 October 1, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 11 October 8, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 12 October 15, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 13 October 22, 2015
Scootertrix Short: Luna's Nightmare Night October 31, 2015
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 14 November 1, 2015
Crossover: Scootertrix is for Adults (Scootertrix Universe) December 4, 2015
Royal Correspondence: Episode 1 March 25, 2016
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 15 January 1, 2016
Royal Correspondence: Episode 3 April 8, 2016
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 16 February 1, 2016
Royal Correspondence: Episode 5 April 27, 2016
Royal Correspondence: Episode 7 May 10, 2016
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 17 April 1, 2016
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 18 April 30, 2016
Royal Correspondence: Episode 9 May 21, 2016
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 19 October 1, 2016
Scootertrix Short: The Bird's Arch Nemesis October 5, 2016
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 20 February 1, 2017
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 21 March 21, 2017
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 22 May 31, 2017
Royal Correspondence: Episode 11 August 31, 2018
Scootertrix BronyCon Special: Raiders of the Lost Nemesis! July 29, 2018
Royal Correspondence: Episode 13 September 30, 2018
Scootertrix Short: The Return of Lord Tirek September 1, 2017
Royal Correspondence: Episode 15 December 28, 2018
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 23 December 14, 2017
Royal Correspondence: Episode 17 January 30, 2019
Scootertrix Short: Trixie the Abridged March 3, 2018
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 24 April 30, 2018
Royal Correspondence: Episode 19 February 28, 2019
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 25 November 30, 2018
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: The Movie July 20, 2019
My Little Pony: Scootertrix the Abridged: Episode 26 August 12, 2019
Scootertrix the Epilogue: 2 Weeks Later December 25, 2020
Scootertrix the Epilogue: Twilight's Punishment March 7, 2021

Conventions[]

Conventions Year(s) Attended Panel Video of the Panel
BronyCon 2019

2018

Yes

Yes

Link

Link

HAHcon 2018

2017

Yes

Yes

Link

Link

GalaCon 2017

2016

No

No

No

No

Everfree Northwest 2016 No No

Trivia[]

  • The name "Scootertrix" is a mesh between Scootaloo and Trixie, the favorite ponies of the two original founders of the studio.
  • The combined episodes of Scootertrix the Abridged have over 7 1/2 hours worth of content!
  • Cris Galvez, the voice of Luna, is a core member of both Scootertrix the Abridged and Friendship is for Adults.
  • The air ship "Korra's Matriarch" featured in some of the battle scenes, is named after Korra's Mom from The Legend of Korra. Korra's Mom was the inspiration for Rarity's character in Scootertrix and has been something of an inside joke.
  • "Who even is Sly?", text shown in in both episode 25 and the movie, is a little jab at one of the executive producers who would often say in chat's on the Discord "I am Sly".
  • Starlight Glimmer was originally not intended to be in the final episode of Scootertrix the abridged. However, Getschman wanted to put in her sketch at the beginning which led to her being an integral part to the final episode.

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