Slappy and the Stinkers | 1998
Summer session is in full swing at the elite Dartmoor Academy. With classes like opera appreciation, it's no wonder that Domino, Loaf, Lucy, Sonny and Witz, an imaginative group of 7-year-old scholarship students, are yearning for a little excitement. Unfortunately, all attempts at summertime fun are spoiled by their stuffy, overbearing principal Morgan Brinway. After a mishap involving a self-made "rocketchair" and an attempt at aviation, the five youngsters (branded "The Stinkers" by Mr Brinway) are threatened with expulsion if he catches them again. On a boaring field trip to an aquarium, the stinkers manage to sneak away in search of adventure and find it in Slappy, a 100-pound sea lion who seem none too thrilled with life at the theme park. The group decides that if one kid can "free Willy," five can certainly free Slappy.