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.
- When he is being dragged to the entrance of the bobby trap by McBrusque, he says "Zoinks!" Shaggy Roger's catchphrase.