|Scootertrix the Abridged|
November 1, 2014 - On going
Number of Episodes
24 (Not including spinoff series and specials)
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
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 it's episodes completely different from the original content and gradually develops a more serious story arc involving an WWI-esc conflict. Though not obvious in 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 it's 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 Edit
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.
Crossover / Royal Correspondence Edit
- 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, will be released on the Scootertrix Studios channel, while the other, from the perspective of TheKanterlot's Luna will be released on that channel instead.
|Jack Getschman||Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, The Bird, Applejack, Fluttershy, Spike, Princess Celestia, General Bloom, General Belle, Various Other Ponies|
|Cris Galvez||Princess Luna|
|Jacob Goodie||General Loo, Gilda, The Cows|
|Dawn Somewhere||Trixie (Trixie the Abridged)|
|ACRacebest||Granny Smith (Pie Meister)|
|wacarb||Derpy, Photo Finish|
|Ink Rose||Lord Tirek|
|EyesofEstranged15||Charlene the Gossiper|
|Kitaronicus||Aberfourth, Braeburn, Dumbbell|
|Vic Bell||The Fourth Steven, Blank Flank, Big Mac|
|James Gonzalez||Trixie (Episode 6/ Episode 9), Nurse Redheart, Various Other Ponies|
Brief History Edit
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.
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 Korea 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 form the start.
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 Relationships with Other Pony Abridged Series Edit
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.
Over the years, Getschman would communicate and even collaborate with the creators of the other major pony abridged series such as Friendship is Witchcraft, The Mentally Advanced Series, and Ultra Fast Pony.
Overall the Scootertrix team has been the most active in collaborations and connections to other My Little Pony Abridged series.
Main Theme Edit
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 Edit
- Currently, the combined episodes of Scootertrix the Abridged have almost 5 hours worth of content!
- Cris Galvez, the voice of Luna, is a core member of both Scootertrix the Abridged and Friendship is for Adults.
- Scootertrix the Abridged is the 4th most successful pony Abridged series in terms of subscriber count.