Scuttlebutt is one of the supporting antagonists in An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island.

He is Dr. Dithering's associate. He is always poking around to see what the doctor is up to. The doctor believes him to just be a curios fellow. He is really a spy for the factory owners to see if thee is anything to owners want from him. When they finally reached the underground village, Scuttlebutt was attempting to steal many of the belongings of the Indians and was put in there jail until they all left the village. After the final battle he and McBrusque was assumed to have drowned. He has a British accent and is rather clumsy.



  • He and Chief McBrusque are the only villains in the American Tail series to die.
  • Scuttlebutt is voiced by John Kassir, who is best known as the voice of Crypt Keeper in HBO's Tales from the Crypt franchise.
  • When Scuttlebutt is dragged toward to the entrance of the bobby traps by McBrusque, he say's Shaggy Roger's catchphrase as they are about to enter the entrance.


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