Slappy and the Stinkers

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Slappy and the Stinkers ★★ ½ 1997 (PG)

Five young misfits, known as “The Stinkers,” are constantly in trouble with their stuffy school principal Morgan Brinway (Wong). On a class trip to the acquarium, the Stinkers meet Slappy the sea lion and decide to liberate him (they think he looks unhappy), stowing Slappy in Mr. Brinway's hot tub. Then the kids find out that evil animal thief Boccoli (McMurray) wants to steal the critter and sell him to a circus. Just as silly as it sounds but Slappy is really cute. 78m/C VHS, DVD . B.D. Wong, Bronson Pinchot, Sam McMurray, Joseph Ashton, Travis Tedford, Gary LeRoi Gray, Carl Michael Lindner, Scarlett Pomers, Jennifer Coolidge; D: Barnet Kellman; W: Michael Scott, Bob Wolterstorff.