Smallfoot (2018) Script

This is my world.

Harsh, jagged, freezing.

And I gotta say, it's awesome!

It's got everything.

Ice, rocks, ice, snow, ice. It's got a lot of ice.

Plenty of modern amenities.

And the best part, everyone's happy.

That's because our world is built on a foundation of stones.

Not those. These.

See, we have these laws that are written in stone.

Literally, written in stone.

Interpreted and enforced by the Stonekeeper.

The stones are here to protect us and keep us safe.

They pretty much tell us everything that we need to know.

Important stuff, like how the world was created... when we all fell from the butt of the great sky yak.

And how our world is an island that floats on a sea of endless clouds resting on the backs of the great mountain mammoths.

And how we have to feed ice to the mammoths so they don't overheat.

'Cause if they did, they would die and we would all fall into the great nothing.

There's nothing down here!

But my favorite stone of all is the one that says the gong must be rung to wake the great glowing snail so it can crawl across the sky and bring light to the village.

I love that one.

It might be the most important job of all.

And, humble brag, that job belongs to my dad.

He does it with passion, commitment, and the help of his able-bodied assistant.

Up and at 'em, Migo! Time to ring the gong.

...me.

Yes!

I guess you could say I'm learning the ropes.

And the wheel.

And the crank.

Because if my dad didn't ring the gong, we'd all be in the dark.

Launch!

It isn't easy.

It requires skill, rock-solid nerves, and a good, strong head on your shoulders.

Because there's literally no other way to ring a gong.

Oh, yeah.

It gives my dad a great sense of purpose.

Like I said, it's an important job.

A job that'll one day be mine.

Whoo-hoo! Good one, Dad!

And I can't wait for the day that it's me who gets to wake the village.

Look at everybody there below All the yetis that I love and know And they're waking up to see This awesome morning

They've all got a smile on their face Another reason I love this place

'Cause it's always full of life And never boring Ah.

Look all around us It's all rock and ice and snow Frigid and freezing Yeah, it's pretty great I know And hey, hey It's another day Like every other I don't wanna change a thing Not one little thing, I mean Because I do what the stones say And I'm doing okay What could be better than this?

It is what it is It is perfection

Look at everybody do their part And they do it with a happy heart And it gives them all A sense of greater purpose Well, that's the way that I wanna be I wanna make 'em all proud of me Just be a steady yeti at their service Do you seriously believe mammoths are holding us up? Mmm-hmm.

What's holding up the mammoths?

Uh, hello.

It's just mammoths all the way down.

Oh! Don't listen to them.

They're questioning the stones.

And we don't do that. Okay?

If there's a question Causing you to go astray Just stuff it down inside Until it goes away Got it? Where's Migo?

Migo, you will never be the gong ringer...

Wait, what?

...if you don't practice.

He's giving you your own helmet.

Oh, I blew the surprise!

Sorry, Dad.

My own helmet? You mean today's the day?

Congratulations, Migo.

Big day, son!

Hey, everyone, I get to do a practice gong!

And now we all say Hey, hey It's another day Like every other And I don't wanna change a thing Not one little thing I mean, because we like living this way And we're doing okay What could be better than this?

It is what it is It is perfection You go, Migo, you go. Whoa!

You go, Migo, you go. Whoa!

You go, Migo, you go. Whoa!

I said doo-doo-doo, doo-doo It is perfection You go, Migo, you go. Whoa!

You go, Migo, you go. Whoa!

You go, Migo, you go. Whoa!

I said doo-doo-doo, doo-doo It is perfection Practice gong!

Practice gong!

Practice gong! Practice gong!

Practice gong! Practice gong!

Practice gong! Practice gong!

You ready?

Beyond ready! Can't wait till this is my actual job!

Yup. Soon you will join a long line of family greats.

Uncle Flathead, Grandpa Smashhead, Great Grandpa Shelfhead, Aunt Crushedhead, Uncle Mushbrain, Aunt Bam Bam, No-neck Nando, Cousin Squatly, Doug. And his dumb mallet theory.

We don't talk about him.

And your mom.

Wish she was here to teach you.

You're doing great, Dad. Thanks, son.

Okay, first, check your wind.

Doesn't take much to blow you off course.

Wind, check.

Good. Now, true your aim.

You'll never succeed if your aim isn't true.

Aim, check!

Great! Now, this is important.

Even though you know it's gonna hurt, Mmm-hmm. you gotta hit it head-on.

Does it really hurt?

Only for the first year or two.

Hmm. Did you actually used to be my height?

Nope, I was much taller.

Took me years to achieve this.

Never missed a day!

Oh, yeah! Cool!

Ready? Ready.

Say the word, son.

Launch! Whoo!

Ow.

Uh, did I mention you gotta keep your feet up? No.

You gotta keep your feet up. Check.

Okay. Launch!

Launch!

Launch!

Never seen that happen.

Launch!

Whoo!

Ha-ha!

Attaboy, Migo!

Whoo-hoo!

Oh...

Meechee.

Migo, true your aim!

True your aim!

Oh, no.

My helmet! Where's my...

Hmm?

Wow!

What is that?

Uh. Uh...

Hey, hey! What?

Go! Get away!

Stop it!

Not funny!

Huh?

Argh!

Whoa!

Ahhh!

Whoa. Whoa.

Whoa!

Oh.

Whoa.

Uh.

Ugh!

Look at your small foot!

Small foot.

Smallfoot. Smallfoot! Oh, my gosh, it's a smallfoot!

Oh, no! No. Come back!

Oh!

Oh, holy wowness!

Everyone! You gotta see this!

Come here, come here, come here!

Hey, everyone!

Listen, listen! Everyone!

Hey, Migo. You missed the gong.

I know.

You missed the gong, Migo. I know.

Come here. Gather round, gather round. Okay.

I saw a smallfoot!

What? What?

What? What?

What? What?

What? What?

What? Ow!

Just come here and see for yourself! Let's go, come on!

Everyone, let's go! Okay.

Hmm? Mmm-hmm.

He's crazy!

Dad!

It came at me from the sky.

It was like some sort of hard, shiny flying thing!

It made a sound like...

And that's when it scooped me up!

Look, it's right this way.

No! But...

Uh...

No! No, no! No!

It was right here! Hmm?

Look, I swear! This shiny, flying thing.

That's what the smallfoot shot out of.

It was like, poof!

And then this big skin thing landed on top of it.

It was like... Ooh!

And then it saw me, and it sang the most strange, beautiful song.

It was like...

Almost, it was more like...

Oh, it's probably still around here somewhere. Let's look for it. Come on, everyone!

Still around here?

It could be in the village! It could be at my house!

Get the children!

Migo's gone crazy!

He said he saw a smallfoot!

Is that possible?

Oh, there you are!

Is it real? Wait! Hold on! Everyone!

It didn't seem all that scary! It was kind of cute!

Everyone, make way for my dad!

Uh, I mean, the Stonekeeper. Sorry, Dad.

I mean, Stonekeeper. Come on, Thorp. You blew it.

Good morning, everyone! Hey, how are you?

Oh, boy.

Is this about Migo missing the gong?

Stonekeeper, he saw a smallfoot!

It might still be out there!

He said it fell from the sky!

Garry, calm down. You know how you get.

Okay, I'll try. But I'm just so scared.

Now, I know Migo has gotten you all very anxious with his little "story," but there's nothing to fear because it isn't true.

But I saw one!

No, you didn't. I did.

You can't have seen it because it doesn't exist.

I know, I know.

Because the stone says there's no such thing as a smallfoot.

Yeah, right there, clear as day.

I know, but it was right there in front of me!

Hey, Migo!

How do you know it was a smallfoot?

Because it had a small foot.

Uh, Dad?

Daddy, clearly, he saw something.

Oh, I'm not denying he saw something.

Most likely, he slipped, hit his head, got confused and saw a yak.

Oh, okay, I get it now.

Because if Migo is saying he saw a smallfoot, then he's saying a stone is wrong.

Uh...

Is that what you're saying, Migo?

That a stone is wrong?

Nope! He is not saying that!

Let me talk to him. Kids, right?

Migo, what are you doing?

Challenging the Stonekeeper in front of the whole village?

Dad, what's the piece of advice you're always giving me?

"Do what you're told."

The other one. "Blend in."

The other one.

"Follow the stones." "Be a cog." "Do your part."

"Never disagree with the Stonekeeper."

"Always be true!"

That was about hitting a gong. Not challenging a stone.

'Cause if it goes against a stone, it can't be true!

But if I say I didn't see a smallfoot, then I'm lying.

Migo...

I thought you wanted to be the next gong ringer.

I do.

Then are you still saying a stone is wrong?

If saying I saw a smallfoot means that a stone is wrong, then I guess I am.

Oh...

Oh, Migo.

It pains me to say this, it truly does.

But you leave me no choice.

Disobeying the stones is a grave offense.

From this day forward, you will be banished from the village!

What?

Until you are ready to stand before us all and tell us the truth.

I am telling the truth.

That's all, everyone. Back to work.

Huh? Let's make it another perfect day.

Stonekeeper, please.

That's my son.

Just give him a little time alone out there to think.

He'll come to his senses.

Sooze. Hey!

You're banished, remember? You know what that means.

Yes, Thorp.

You do? What does it mean?

Thorp! Coming!

We'll circle back.


Few can survive the cold, brutal environment of the Himalayas, but this ingenious creature defies the odds.

The rare Himalayan jumping spider!

This week on Percy Patterson's Wildlife!

This agile arachnid can lay 1,000 eggs at a time and can jump 50 feet into the air!

There's an element of mental preparation, I'm sure.

It's attacking!

Oh, no!

Whoo! The venom! It's going to my brain!

I can't feel my face.

Keep rolling, keep rolling.

Cut!

I'm melting before your eyes.

Percy!

And we'll add an effect. Melting, melting, melting.

Percy!

Cut this bit out. I'm gonna shut one of my eyes.

Oh, my eye! My eye!

Cut! What are you doing?

I'm saving our show.

Me being attacked would get huge ratings!

Our show is educational and enlightening!

A show that promotes respect for our fellow creatures on this planet.

I know. That's why no one's watching.

That's why I don't watch.

Look, Brenda, unless our spider jumps, it's boring.

Hey, it jumped!

Now, that was exciting. Did we film that?

No, of course not.

All right, I'll just have to go over here and interview a piece of bark, shall I?

Yeti. What?

Plane crashed in the snow.

Teeth, claws, huge!

I saw a yeti!

Yeti, you say?

Let me buy you a drink and you can tell me all about it.

You believe me, right?

Of course, I believe you!

You do? You can trust me.

I fly planes!

Migo. Huh?

Who's there?

Migo.

Hello?

Smallfoot? Is that you?

Ugh.

Maybe you are going crazy. No wonder no one believes you.

We believe you.

Hi.

Migo.

Fleem! What?

You guys.

Is it just me, or does he look disappointed that it's us?

You want proof that you saw what you saw? Yeah.

We got proof.

So, you believe me that I saw a...

A small...

They're listening. Who?

The ears of oppression.

Yeah. Uh...

This way, stealth mode.

Could this day get any more bizarre?

Is this too close?

Uh? You know what you are now?

One of us.

Uh. Hey, wait up!

One of us! One of us! One of us!

Now, don't tell Gwangi I said this, but he's a bit paranoid.

Fleem, are you talking about me?

Do you see what I mean?

Kolka talks to rocks like they can hear her. Fleem! Shh!

I've been told I'm pesky, annoying, and a real pain, but, hey, who listens to their mom, right?

Uh...

Where are you taking me?

Our leader requests a meeting.

Wait, you have a leader? Who?

You'll see.

Oh, boy.

He's here.

Meechee?

Welcome! I'm really glad you're here.

What?

What is this place, exactly?

The secret headquarters of the S.E.S.

The Esias?

No, no, no. It's three letters.

Like S-E-S.

Stands for "Smallfoot Exists, Suckas!"

Fleem.

It's "Smallfoot Evidentiary Society."

I mean, my name's got a lot more pizzazz, but...

Wait. You're, like, a smallfoot club?

And, hold on.

You're the leader?

But you're the Stonekeeper's daughter.

Look, I love my father, but he isn't exactly what you would call

"open to new ideas."

Because questions lead to knowledge.

And knowledge is power.

So you don't just believe in the smallfoot, you've been looking for one.

Yes. You see all the X's?

We have searched the entire mountain for years trying to find one.

Why are you looking for X's?

We're not looking for X's.

We're looking for the smallfoot.

And you have seen one.

But I can't prove it.

That is where we come in.

Gwangi, show him the evidence.

Here's your proof.

First item, smallfoot pelt.

Evidence suggests it sheds its skin annually.

Second item, smallfoot horn. We believe it only has one.

And then there's this.

The scroll of invisible wisdom.

Just imagine the amazing stuff they put on here.

A bunch of crap, if you ask me.

This proves nothing!

Show him the last one.

It's the first piece I ever found.

It's the thing that started all of this.

That was a trigger.

He's triggered! Mmm-hmm.

Look at your small foot.

You did see one. Where did it go?

I don't know! Think!

Reach into your memory! Slap him!

No! It got whisked away on the wind, over the clouds!

Which way? Up? Sideways? Where?

Down!

Did you say down?

Slap him! Fleem!

Down! Of course!

You know, I have always thought it was weird that a mountain floats when there's obviously some invisible force pulling us downward and keeping everything around us from drifting off into the sky.

Of course, this is just a theory.

But that's why we haven't found one up here.

Because it's down here. Below the clouds.

And if you want proof, that's where we need to go.

In... In the nothing?

You're crazy.

Don't call me crazy.

Yeah. Never call a crazy guy crazy.

You want to know why it's called the nothing?

Because there's nothing down there!

Why do you believe that?

Because it's in the stones.

So is the one that says there's no smallfoot.

And yet, you saw one.

Yeah. Why is there a stone that says something doesn't exist?

Doesn't that just prove that it actually does?

And if one stone is wrong, then others could be as well.

What? Other stones?

How many do you think are wrong?

The whole robe.

Huh.

You know what? This whole thing's insane. I'm out.

Migo, wait.

Hey, I just wanna prove that I saw a smallfoot so I can get un-banished.

But you, you wanna, what?

Tear down everything our world is built on?

It's not just about tearing down old ideas.

It's about finding new ones.

You know what, come with me.

Take a look around And see the world we think we know And then look closer Wow.

There's more to life than meets the eye A beauty to behold It's all much bigger than we know It's only just beginning to unfold So let it all unfold Far beyond all reason in your mind There's a world mysterious There for you to find All these questions that we always had All we are is curious There's nothing wrong with that So go 'round every corner Search every part of the sky

'Cause a life that's full of wonder Is a wonderful life Whoo!

Dig beneath the surface Find the lessons there to learn And then dig deeper Feed your intuition Don't leave any stone unturned Be the seeker of the truth

Listen when you hear it calling you You know it's calling you Far beyond all reason in your mind There's a world mysterious There for you to find All these questions that we always have All we are is curious There's nothing wrong with that So go 'round every corner Search every part of the sky

'Cause a life that's full of wonder Is a wonderful life

Is a wonderful life Is a wonderful life Is a wonderful life

Down there, Migo, a world awaits.

Okay, I'll go.

Really? Do you have a plan?

Of course we have a plan.

Uh, I think the plan might need more planning.

It was nice knowing you!

Hey, uh, I need to readjust the harness.

It's a little too tight.

This should be enough rope. Should be?

We don't know exactly how far down it is.

It's also all the rope we have.

Okay, if we're gonna do this, we gotta do it fast.

Gwangi, tell him the plan.

Oh, boy. Listen up.

Whoa! Pull once to go lower, twice to stay put, three times to come up. Uh...

Four pulls means you've reached the bottom and it's safe for us to come down.

Wait, what was the second one?

Look, it doesn't really matter. Ow.

Your safe word is "mystical creature."

That's more of a phrase, really.

If you shout it, we'll abort the mission and pull you right on up.

How about just "help"?

I'll scream, "Help!" Nice and short.

You're gonna do great.

Yeah? You really think so?

Let's do this!

Whoa! Oh-oh. Migo!

If you die, can I have all your worldly possessions?

Fleem! Right. Sorry, when you die.

Uh...

What do you see?

Uh, so far just seeing cloud, and more cloud.

Wait, wait, what is that?

Oh, no!

Sorry, that was just my hand.

Okay.

Still clouds.

More clouds KOLKA: Uh...

Man, there's a lot of clouds.

Meechee, you out here?

Thorp!

Uh-oh. "Uh-oh"? Why "uh-oh"?

Uh-oh. Mystical creature!

Hey, what are you freaks doing out here?

Mystical creature!

Uh, what was that?

Uh, it's, um, the wind! Huh?

Yeah, it makes strange noises out here.

Mystical creature!

Stop it. You're all acting weird.

I don't like weird. Weird is weird, okay?

I thought I heard Migo's high-pitched, kind of annoying voice. Where is he?

Hanging over the... Ah!

Honestly, we have no idea...

...of the status of his whereabouts.

How many times was up?

How many times?

Something's not right here. Let me think about this.

Ugh, something's not adding up.

Yeah, I can't do math.

You're coming with me.

Oh, no!

Definitely not enough rope!


Oh.

Guys?

Guys?

Oh, boy.

Oh, wow.

This is so not nothingness!

This is definitely something-ness.

Whoa.

Oh, my gosh! Look at you!

Hi, little guy!

Oh! No!

That is just harsh!

I'll teach you a little lesson.

Take that!

Yes!

Run, little one! Run, run, be free!

Oh, the shiny flying thing!

A smallfoot.

Uh-oh. Whoa.

No. No, no, no!

Whoa.

Whoa!

Phew.

Whoa!

Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow!

No! Rock! Rock!

Whoa.

No. No, no, no.

Hmm.

Ow.

Whoo-hoo!

Ow!


Huh!

Okay, okay, back up, back up.

You wanna interview a man who says he saw a yeti?

And you actually believe him?

Of course not. But it makes for good TV.

That man has altitude sickness.

He needs help!

After he helps us. What?

Brenda, do you know what this village is famous for?

Yetis.

More reported yeti sightings here than anywhere else on the planet.

So?

Picture this.

We're here looking for the Himalayan jumping spider... but we capture on film a yeti.

We post the video, it goes viral, then boom!

My ratings skyrocket!

Yetis don't exist.

Or do they?

Picked up a suit in town this afternoon, and it's a cracker.

Has stilts and everything.

You're gonna put that thing on and deceive your fans?

Of course not! I'll be on camera.

You'll be in the suit.

Wow!

What has happened to you?

Where is the Percy Patterson who loved animals, who inspired me to love them, who had integrity?

I have integrity.

Mmm...

Okay, yes, I've gotta do one thing without integrity and then I'll just be all integrity all the time.

I will ooze integrity.

I shall bathe in it.

I will have a sports drink called "Integrity" that I will endorse not for free but I will take that money and give it to charity.

That's how much integrity I will have!

Brenda, please. Nobody's watching my show.

You wanna save a species on the verge of extinction?

Save me.

Brenda!

Yo, I'm really nervous.

This one goes out to my girlfriend.

Brenda, wait.

Let me explain.

Lisa, will you marry...

I thought I'd made it Celebrated when I got my TV show But the haters out there hating Got my ratings low, low, low It's hard to compete with videos Of twerking hogs And waterskiing squirrels And monkeys riding on the backs of dogs So much pressure Have mercy, I'm not the Percy That you've always heard about That Percy, he was successful That Percy had a lot of clout Back then, back when I was high on that hill But now I'm broke here on the bottom With no way to pay my bills It's getting harder every day To catch a break So when I see a chance Then it's a chance I really need to take I'm just looking for a way of bouncing back The rent is due, I'm in a fix And I'm about to crack Under pressure Brenda? I'm making this up on the spot.

He's under pressure Which is impressive, let's be honest.

Come on!

Brenda, Brenda I'm a desperate man So help me get back on the top Of rockin' again No pressure Brenda, Brenda Won't you hear my plea?

The weight of all the world Is really weighing on me So much pressure This is no time to quit I'm on the verge of a hit And I'm determined to make this a success Yeah Brenda, tell me you see All the potential in me I'll do whatever it takes To make you say yes Down on my knees Begging you please Won't you tell me you understand?

Lend me a hand Oh, you gotta save me, save me Save me, save me Those aren't even the words.

You think I don't know that? Brenda?

Brenda?

Oh, no, no, no. The bag! The suit!

No!

Whoa.

Huh?

Hey, what you got there?

Shh! It's okay.

Hmm.

I must be close!

There it is!

I should introduce myself. Oh, but why am I so scared?

Hmm. No language skills.

Didn't see that one coming.

Excuse me. Um...

Brenda, please come back.

It's just this one time, then we'll do the whole integrity thing.

I promise. Please call me when you get this!

Thank you, Brenda! Oh!

You've even put on the stilts. Oh, I love it.

And the suit does not look fake.

It's actually quite convincing.

Okay, here's the shot. I'll film over...

Uh...

He's doing all the talking. Just say something, you idiot.

Here we go.

Hi. Huh?

I'm Migo and I have...

Blimey, good growl.

Did you put an amplifier inside there or something?

This is why I work with you, Brenda.

When you're in, you're all in.

Okay, hair looks good.

Nice bit of back light.

Here we go, yeti discovery shot, take one.

Percy Patterson here, high in the Himalayas. I was looking for the rare...

Not yet. Thank you. Cut that bit out.

In three, two...

I was looking for the rare Himalayan jumping spider... but I just heard a low growling coming from this direction.

Is that a yeti?

Do the growl.

Do you mind?

Ugh. Brenda, will you turn that off?

I'm trying to shoot Brenda in this... Wait a minute.

Brenda?

Brenda?

It's a yeti! It's a yeti! It's a yeti!

I can't seem to shout.

You know, you'll laugh, because in my world everyone thinks you're this terrifying monster that's all.

But you don't look terrifying to me.

You're adorable.

Ooh, the smallfoot song.

I know this one. I know it. I know it.

Was that not right?

I just need to take you home and prove to everyone that you exist so I can get un-banished. Okay?

You wanna bring anything?

Okay.

Ha-ha!

You wanna bring that, too? Okay, come here.

Ooh, that looks cool!

No!

Wait! Where you going? Look how excited you are.

Stop it!

Argh!

That's ironic.

Um...

Uh...

Smallfoot? Hello?

Oh! That supposed to fall out like that?

We need to put that back in there.

It goes there, right?

Oh, boy.

All right, take a little bit of that...

I hope you don't mind, but I'm taking you home.

I'm gonna be all like, "Yo, what's up?"

And they're gonna be like, "Yo, is that a... What?"

And I'm gonna be like, "Yeah!"

Their faces are gonna be like... Ahh!

Then my face is like ' "Uh-huh!"

Smallfoot exists, suckas! Whoo-hoo!

Is that a blizzard?

You okay?

Wow, that storm came out of nowhere, didn't it?

Don't worry. We'll wait it out in here.

It's nice and warm.

No!

Please don't die, please don't die, please don't die.

Don't worry, smallfoot. I'm gonna save you.

I'm gonna save you. Just hang on!

Hang on! Hang on!

Fire.

So warm.

So nice...

Wait a minute. What's...

No, no, you can't...

How's that?

Nice and toasty all the way around.

Oh, hey. What's wrong?

You hungry? I found your food.

Please...

You still cold?

I can see why. You have, like, no fur.

Oh, your cocoon is almost dry.

I'll clear off a space where you can just lie down until the storm passes, okay?

Percy Patterson here in what might be my last broadcast ever.

I might get eaten or roasted or frozen solid or some horrible combination of the three.

But know this...

Know that I risked my life in pursuit of something extraordinary.

Something bigger than us.

Literally, so much bigger.

Oh, great! You're moving. I've almost finished clearing off...

I think he's saying he wants to have me for dinner.

Okay, okay, okay, okay.

Oh, what?

Come on, you stupid frozen fingers!

There we go.

Brenda, give me my glory.

Upload this video, then send help.

Please work, please work, please work!

Yes!

No!

Something else is in here.

Judging by the echo...

I'd estimate distance is approximately 200 meters.

Estimation wrong.

My husband is back there sound asleep!

I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Not to mention the children!

Took me weeks to get them to sleep!

I don't even have kids, but I can imagine that that is just a really hard thing to do.

All I get is six months of a little mommy time... and you are ruining it!

Huh?

You just walk into my cave. You don't even wipe your feet!

Again, very, very sorry! You better be sorry.

I don't know what you are or where you came from but you better learn some manners!

Did you see that? She was all, "You're gonna wake my husband."

And I was like, "You gotta get out of here."

And then you totally understood me.

We were communicating.

This is amazing!

Don't be stupid, Percy.

Do not go back to help the big, ferocious yeti.

Do not do it!

Although he did just save you from a bear.

Argh!

This is the wrong time to grow a conscience!

Wow.

It's okay, big fella.

Let's get this thing off.

Does this hurt?

Sorry. This? How about this?

This? This? Sorry.

Stop it! Got it.

Okay. It's okay. I'm okay.

Oh, the storm's lifted!

What do you say me and you get up that mountain and prove you exist?

Hmm?

Oh, right. Hand signals.

Um...

This is unbelievable but I think the yeti is actually trying to communicate with me.

And I think he wants me to go with him.

This is either the bravest thing I've ever done or the stupidest.

Here's hoping it's the former.

Oh, I almost forgot.

Here. These should keep you warm.

No, no, no.

Oh! That's actually quite nice.

Yeah!

Whoo-hoo!

We're almost there.

Up and at 'em, Migo. Time to ring the gong!

Why is this so hard this morning?

Launch!

Migo?

Migo, time to ring the...

Oh, yeah. Banished.

Uh-oh.

Huh? What the...

Two gongs?

What just happened?

Don't ask. Just push it down.

Push it down.

My helmet?

Drop me! Quickly, before I change my mind.

You can't do this, Meech!

You're our leader!

Exactly why I should do it!

Drop me!

Okay.

This is terrifying. I cannot believe Migo did this.

Which is why maybe, you know, you shouldn't!

I just wanna say, I'm fine with it being you.

I should go.

I'm strongest and I've trained myself to sleep with my eyes open.

I'm asleep right now. You're all part of my dream.

He's down there because I convinced him to go!

And he might be lost or hurt.

Or dead. Fleem!

Oh, what? Now we're not about the truth?

Last time, we dropped him because Thorp showed up which he might do again, so can we please go?

Guys! Guys!

Oh, I can still hear his voice in my head.

Guys! It's in my head, too.

Hey!

Migo! He's here!

I know. And he always will be.

No, no, no. He's here! As in, over there!

Guys!

Migo! Migo!

Mystical creature!

Oh, no! Ahhh!

I've got you!

Oh. Migo!

I am so relieved!

Oh, hi! Hey!

Hi. Hi.

See? I told you he was alive! My brother!

Oh, Migo! Oh, Migo.

Whoa-whoa! Guys, easy. Easy, easy.

Mmm? Huh?

What is that?

Smallfoot Evidentiary Society, meet your mystical creature!

Huh?

I knew it was real.

No one's gonna think I'm crazy anymore.

He's so beautiful!

And so short.

You did it, Migo. You actually did it!

No, we did it. The S.E.S.!

Wow! Four more Sasquatch.

It's a whole Sasquad.

Fear me, little creature. I am your god!

Fleem, what are you doing? Establishing dominance.

No.

We don't dominate. We welcome him with open arms.

Oh, did I just do that?

I am so sorry!

Are you okay? Are you hurt?

I'm so sorry. I love you. I love you.

We gotta bring this truth to the village, blow some tiny minds.

What was that?

Their minds are really tiny. Ah!

Gwangi's right.

Let's wake them up.

What? Migo's back?

Yeah, that's right. In your face!

Oh! My face!

Hey, listen! Everyone!

Stop what you're doing and follow us!

'Cause this is gonna be the best part of your day!

You heard Migo. Everybody.

That's right! Migo?

Hey, you up there! Come on down!

Come on, kids.

You, too, Garry. Get over here.

Let's go! You're gonna love it!

Hey, Migo, welcome back...

Hold on, aren't you supposed to be banished?

Yep. Ah, cool.

Everyone, listen up. Gather 'round.

I promise, you're gonna wanna see this.

My fellow yetis, there are moments in life that are imbued with such importance.

We must pause and look deeper into the moment of the place in which we are.

To hold such beauteous gravitas and take in the beauty...

I'm losing interest! Get to the point!

Yep, okay. Here we go.

Fellow yetis, behold, the smallfoot!

Mmm-hmm.

I can't believe my eyes.

These aren't primitive beasts living in caves.

This is a complex civilization.

Do you know what this means for the world?

A Percy Patterson network special.

You're welcome, world!

So...

What's all the excitement about this time?

Migo found a smallfoot!

That's one guess.

But, Dad, look at the small foot!

Hmm?

Don't yaks have small feet?

Let me take it into the palace, consult the stones and determine what it is.

What if it is a smallfoot?

Does that mean a stone is wrong?

They're all wrong.

Yeah.

Garry, just breathe.

Everyone, please.

What do the stones tell us about questions?

I have so many questions!

Where is it from? Why is it pink?

How did you get it here? What does it eat?

How does it think with such a tiny little brain?

Honestly, I have just as many questions as you do.

Where is its horn? Is that its ear?

Does it want a bite of fruit?

How is it here if a stone says it can't be?

It's all much bigger than we know How? Why?

What do you mean?

It's only just beginning to unfold I'm so confused. There's more to know?

So let it all unfold I never knew there was more to know Isn't it all so amazing?

There's a world mysterious There for you to find Out of the blue, there was room to grow Isn't it all kind of crazy?

All we are is curious There's nothing wrong with that So go 'round every corner You call that art?

Search every part of the sky What is he doing? Is he really gonna fly?

'Cause a life that's full of wonder Is a wonderful life

Whoo!

Argh!

Blossom, sit. I got you.

Down. Down!

Do you see what you've started?

Yes! Do you?

Look at them!

We have been living in fear for too long, Dad.

All I ever wanted to do was keep you safe, Meechee.

Everything I do, I do to protect the village. And you.

I don't need you to protect me, I need you to listen to me.

To all of us!

Especially Migo!

Dad, he went below the clouds.

They're talking to Migo because they have questions and he's listening, instead of telling them to just push them down.

But, believe me, you are their leader, and they wish it was you.

So, just talk to Migo about what he saw.

Please.

You're right. That's exactly what I need to do.

Oh, thank you! I knew you'd come around.

I'm gonna go get the smallfoot! Bye!

That's a snood. It's like a sort of scarf.

That's a fiber supplement. I'd rather not go into it.

That's a sock.

It's a lining between your shoe and your foot.

That's not how you're supposed... Ugh.

Four days I had them on.

Can you translate the Scroll of Invisible Wisdom?

Ah...

Yes. Actually, I do need this.

Okay.

Ugh!

It is not wisdom and definitely not invisible.

Hmm. Hey, where's Migo?

Hey, Dad! Dad!

Oh, is this the best day ever or what?

Dad?

What's wrong? What happened to your helmet?

I missed the gong.

But the sky snail, it came up anyway.

Whoa. So another stone is wrong.

This is amazing. Amazing?

What's so amazing about it?

The stones are supposed to be stones, you know?

Sturdy, reliable, true.

And now the snail is just rising on its own?

If it even is a snail.

Meechee thinks it might be a flaming ball of gas.

Gas?

I've been banging my head on that thing to wake up a gas ball?

That's usually what wakes me up.

Look, Dad, I know all of this change is scary.

But maybe this is a good thing.

Maybe there's something even better than banging your head against the gong.

But if I don't ring the gong, I'm not the gong ringer.

And if I'm not the gong ringer then what am I?

Hey, Migo!

My dad wants to see you.

The Stonekeeper. Really?

Which must be nice for you, 'cause he never wants to see me.

Okay.

Why did I shout that out? That's so embarrassing.

Ugh. Blew it again, Thorp.

Hey, Dad. I'll be back.

Dad? Hmm.

Look at them.

The great Stonekeepers of the past.

Each one adding new stones as they received wisdom about what was best for the village.

Robe looks heavy. It is.

It requires a strong backbone.


Whoa. Secret stairs. Okay.

Um...

Where are you taking me?

So many questions.

Think it's about time I give you some answers.

Whoa!

What is this?

You see, Migo...

There was a time When yetis lived beneath the clouds We were alive And we were thrivin'

Till we came across a crowd Of smallfoot That's right, we used to live Down there But there were actions We could not forgive Down there And though they used a different nomenclature Man or human They showed us human nature A dangerous species Though we approached with wonder They attacked with their spears And their smoking sticks of thunder They called us Sasquatch They called us abominable They chased us, pursued us Their persistence indomitable We had no choice but to run and hide Otherwise, we surmised We were facing genocide So we climbed this mountain Just to stay alive You see, we knew that up here Smallfoot could not survive So it was here the first law Was written in stone It was named and proclaimed As a truth to be known Our world is an island That floats on a sea Of endless clouds That's how it would be And then we wrote more laws More rules to obey For the sake of us all It was the only way To protect us from all Of the human ravages Heaped upon us By those human savages Now you know Now you know, now you know Now you know, now you know And new rules apply Now you know, now you know Now you know That it's best just To let it lie, let it lie Now you know Now you know, now you know Now you know, now you know And you can't deny Now you know, now you know Now you know That it's best just To let it lie, let it lie But my smallfoot, he's not like that.

They're all like that.

Tell me, when you found him, did he greet you with open arms?

They don't care about us.

They don't care about anything but themselves.

Which is why we must do the same.

If we care about our future.


We're below the clouds.

Or so it would seem, but look closer.

Those aren't clouds! It's steam.

The stones are working.

The stones?

Every job and every task As pointless as it seems All of it ensures that this important machine Keeps churning and turning And spinning around So those below don't look up And those above don't look down And they'll look

'Cause even if they hear of these atrocities The only thing Stronger than fear Is curiosity Now you know Now you know, now you know Wait, so none of those stones are true? They're all lies?

Let it lie Good lies. To protect our world.

But they need to know the truth.

Oh, do they?

You feel emboldened By your noble quest To find the truth I chalk it up to the naive innocence of youth So let me share a secret That you'll learn As you grow older What's true or not true Is in the eye of the beholder So do you wanna prevent our own annihilation?

Yes!

Then our only goal should be To control the flow of information Unless you want To see the smallfoot Conquer and pillage No!

Then protect the lie And you protect the village Lives are at stake, Migo.

Your friends, your father, Meechee.

Okay. I want to know everything there is to know about you and your world.

She's curious.

And you know what they say. "Curiosity killed the yak."

So what do you want me to do?

Tell everyone you were lying about the smallfoot.

But they've already seen it.

They're not gonna believe me.

You'd be surprised at what they'll believe.

You think knowledge is power, Migo?

Now you know Now you know, now you know Now you know, now you know Question is...

Now you know Now you know, now you know

...what are you gonna do with that power?

Okay. It's a little fuzzy, but I think I'm starting to get it.

Your job is to tell stories that fly through the air in a series of pictures in rapid succession that magically appear in other smallfoots' homes.

TV. Right!

And what is this thing here?

That's the roof of my home.

Home. Home?

Are we saying the same thing?

Oh, is that, like, your best friend?

That is evil banker man.

He wants to take my home away because of something called a "variable interest rate."

Apparently, I don't know what it means either.

The air is really thin up here, isn't it?

Those are animals.

Cheeky.

Anyway, the point is, this is why I do what I do, see?

I was fascinated with other species, like you.

Actually, nothing like you. You're quite extraordinary.

But lately, I started to only care about how many people are watching.

How popular I am.

Wow.

Hearing myself say this out loud...

What's the yeti word for "pathetic"?

When I was nine, I saw my first lion.

It looked like this, see?

It looked nothing like this. That looks like a fat poodle.

Here, I'll just show you.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Okay. What is that thing?

They don't care about us.

Lives are at stake, Migo.

They don't care about anything but themselves.

Good lies.

Which is why we must do the same. Protect our world.

Your friends, your father, Meechee.

No, don't do that.

What are you doing? You're ruining it!

Stop! Stop it!

Red one up! Up, up! Now, over to the blue one.

Blue one. Three in a row! Yes!

Meechee? Not now, Migo.

Ooh! Okay, down, down. Right side. Purple thingy.

Slide it, slide it.

Oh! There we go! Boom!

Ha-ha! Whoo!

Migo, I'm putting shapes next to other shapes to make the rows disappear.

It's pointless and a total waste of time, but I can't stop.

There goes our high score.

Smallfoot?

Hey, are you okay?

Getting a little woozy.

I'm going to need some more oxygen. Oxygen.

I can't remember my own name.

Um...

What's all this?

Oh, uh, we learned how to communicate!

That's his world...

...and I think it's really big and there are more smallfeet down there.

Like, a lot more.

Migo, I think something's wrong.

He doesn't look so good.

He's cold and his breathing is off.

You see, we knew that up here, smallfoot could not survive.

I think we need to take him home.

What? No!

No? Why not?

What if he's really sick? What if he needs help?

Just stop asking questions!

Stop asking questions?

Attention, everyone!

The Stonekeeper has an announcement.

What's going on? Do you know?

'Cause you look like you know something.

Just stop. Please.

Well, well, well, what an interesting day it's been.

A day full of excitement and questions.

So many questions.

I must admit, the events of the day even had me asking a few.

Uh-oh, I smell cover-up.

So I asked Migo to join me so I could question him about his amazing discovery.

And together, we've reached the same conclusion.

Migo, tell them what we learned.

Yeah. Um...

The thing is, see... Uh...

Yeah, it's, uh...

What I was gonna tell you is, um...

Uh...

It's not a smallfoot.

Wait. What?

Yeah. I was wrong, I got confused, and the Stonekeeper figured it out.

It's actually a type of yak.

A yak?

Migo found a rare breed that even I didn't know about. No...

A red-coated pygmy hairless yak.

You know this is not a yak.

As you can see, its existence is confirmed in stone.

What is happening?

The stones have protected us for generations.

But we've been ignoring them.

No one's been feeding the great mountain mammoths today.

He's right.

And because of that, we are sinking.

I don't wanna sink!

Garry, you're right to be afraid.

Everyone, listen to Garry.

I don't wanna sink into the nothing!

These are lies, Migo.

We saw you go below the clouds.

I didn't. I fell into the clouds and I found him inside of a cave.

What?

Don't listen to him.

This is all part of a massive cover-up!

Please, just...

We're all part of a big machine.

Dude, no. Come on, stop!

In fact, I think it might be a big machine that's down there! You need to stop!

It does sound like a machine! I thought so, too!

You heard me! Just stop!

A big machine.

Right!

Let's all listen to Gwangi and his whacked-out theories because we all know that Gwangi is just straight-up crazy.

What? Don't call him crazy.

Come on, are we really gonna listen to these guys?

They're the village weirdos, right?

We all know that.

They're just trying to prove all the stones wrong.

But if we don't follow the stones, really bad things can happen.

Well said, Migo. That's the truth.

The truth?

I don't think anybody around here cares what that is.

Guys, wait.

Migo, give him to me.

Wait, what are you doing?

No, no, no! He need warmth and he can't breathe!

Meechee.

Why are you doing this?

This is something we should discuss inside.

Inside.

Yes, Father.

Meechee, we need to talk.

I think you've said enough.

Okay, everyone.

Now everything can go back to the way it was.

Everyone, back to work. The village won't run itself.

The smallfoot, what are you gonna do with him?

We're taking him back to the cave where you found him.

But I didn't find him in a cave.

But you said you did, so they believe you.

You've done a good thing, Migo.

Stonekeeper, wait!

No!

You've done your job, Migo.

Go home.


Migo?

What's wrong? What are you doing?

I was just thinking about Stone 15.

Uh...

"Ignorance is bliss"?

Yeah. That one's true.

Ignorance is bliss.

Or at least it was.

I was pretty happy when I didn't know about the smallfoot.

Or the S.E.S.

Or how amazing Meechee really is.

And I'm pretty sure I'd be happier not knowing that they hate me.

Or that I lied and betrayed them all.

I miss being ignorant.

So let's just, you know, go back to the way things were.

With one change.

I'll be the gong ringer from now on.

Maybe banging my head into that thing will make all of these feelings go away.

Oh, yeah. You'll pretty much go numb.

You won't feel a thing.

Good. Because I feel like such a jerk.

Okay.

Now, you remember the advice I gave you, right?

First, check the wind.

Pretty easy to get blown off course.

Wind, check.

And you gotta true your aim.

You'll never succeed if your aim isn't true.

Aim, check.

And don't forget, even though you know it's gonna hurt, you gotta hit it head-on.

Um... He's in there.

She's in there.

But...

You already woke the village, son.

Now, go make sure they stay awake.

I love you, Dad.

I love you, too, son.

Now, say the word.

Launch!

Whoo!

Ow!

Meechee, I am so sor...

Oh, no.

Meechee?

What are you doing here?

Meechee.

Where's the smallfoot?

Hold on, little guy, okay? You're almost home.

Wow.

Yeah, uh, so Meechee took the smallfoot.

And, uh, convinced me I have a lot of anger issues because of something called a father complex.

I don't know, something about not getting enough hugs as a kid.

Really doing some serious processing right now, Dad.

What have I done?

Open the door!

Guys!

Guys! You have to help me!

Meechee's taken the smallfoot below the clouds!

Look, I'm sorry. I didn't mean what I said.

I can explain everything. After we find Meechee.

She's in danger. You have to believe me!

Why should we believe you? You lied.

Friends don't do that.

Or stab you in the back and call you crazy in front of the whole village.

You acted like me. I expect more from you.

You're right. I lied.

You know, you've always searched for the truth.

No matter what anybody said.

They laughed at you, they called you names.

Wait. What names?

But you never let fear get in the way.

That's what I should have done.

And it's what I'm gonna do now.

Migo!

Wait! What names?

Oh, Meechee, where are you?

Huh?

Kolka! Hi!

Hi! Wait. If you're here, that means...

Man! That is a long way down!

Guys!

You came!

Of course we came. For Meechee.

Oh.

Yeah. Yeah, I know.

And a little bit for you. But mostly Meechee.

Thank you. Even you, Fleem.

Wait, where's Fleem?

Okay, pros and cons.

Pro, Migo needs you.

Con, you're useless to him if you're dead.

Cons, one, pros, zero. Okay. Pro.

Yeah, Fleem sucks.

We can't wait. We have to find Meechee right now before someone else does.

Wow.

It's so big.

How do we even know she landed here?

Oh.

Okay, little guy.

You can breathe easy now.

You're home. See?

Home.

What is that?

Wait, where am I?

Huh?

What?

Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no.

Okay.

Brenda? Percy?

Ow!

Percy! You're alive!

You're alive!

Oh, my gosh, you are alive, aren't you?

Not dead. Raring to go.

...know that I risked my life in pursuit of something extraordinary.

Something bigger than us.

My video.

I uploaded it like you told me to and it went totally viral!

It was real, right? I mean, I have the suit.

You found a yeti.

My phone has been ringing like crazy.

Everyone wants you.

Haven't you checked your messages?

...my life in pursuit of something extraordinary.

Percy, my favorite client! It's your agent. I want you back. Call me.

This is Mark Birden from the National Geographic Society. Call me!

Percy, it's your dad! I'm no longer ashamed of you!

Hi, this is the New York Times calling again...

I got your number from a friend of a friend.

I saw your video.

Percy, it's Gayle at the network.

I saw your video!

If you can get that yeti alive, you and your show are saved!

This is everything you wanted.

Wait, the yeti is here?

I can't believe what I'm looking at.

This is incredible!

Ooh!

Huh?

What is that?

So pretty.

Oh, my gosh, a baby smallfoot!

You are so cute!

Ooh!

Wow, you are so limber!

Whoo! Yeah!

Wait, you're not real, are you?

Ooh!

Super pointy.

Oh, it's so pretty.

Another smallfoot!

How many of you are there?

Oh. A lot.

Hi.

Wow! Those are fast.

Guys, I've looked everywhere. Meechee's not here.

Yeah, I think I found her.

Oh, this is amazing!

Oh!

Oh! Uh...

Hey... Oh!

Oh, no, no, no.

Okay, that's really bright.

Oh! Hey! Ow!

What is going on?

Why are you doing this?

Oh!

Meechee! We're here. It's okay.

Thank you.

Actually, it's not okay, we're in the worst place ever.

But we're together!

Yes. Yay!

Wait, where's Fleem?

Pros, 10. Cons, 65. Oh, this is torture!

Fleem's pathetic. Yeah.

Are you hurt? I'm okay.

But why did they just turn on me like that?

Because they're terrible creatures.

You! Why are you here?

You're angry. You think?

Meechee, I'm so, so sorry.

But believe me, I said what I said to protect you.

Protect me? By lying?

She's got a point there, Migo.

Haven't you been lying to your dad, secret leader of the S.E.S.?

He's got a point there, Meech.

This is completely different.

Besides, what did you think you were protecting me from anyway?

From that.

This is what your dad showed me.

This is why I lied.

They're monsters.

No, they think we're monsters.

Guys, guys! Psst! They're getting closer.

They're gonna find us. What are we gonna do?

We gotta go. Now.

Are they really all bad?

I don't know.

But we can't wait around here to find out.

Ow! Ow! Ow!

Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow!

Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow!

Where are they?

I swear they came this way.

Whoa! Found them!

Oh, no! Where are you going?

They're not gonna get 'em before I do!

Percy!

Let's go. Come on.

Getting down here was easier.

Oh, no! Migo, we're trapped!

Stay out of the light!

Huh?

The whole robe.

I told you the stones were here to protect us.

Daddy!

Meechee!

You came for me.

Of course I came. I listened.

Thank you.

What are those things?

Whoa!

Migo, come on! We can make it.

Go!

What are you doing?

We can't let them follow us home.

Migo! Just go!

No!

Here I am! Come and get me!


Gwangi, come on! Gotta hurry.

Friends, right?

I hope you understand why I have to do this.

No!

Oh, no! They got him!

Meechee! Migo!


There!

No!

Oh, darn! You got me.

Do you think this is some kind of joke?

That depends. Did you think it was funny?

Just a publicity stunt for ratings.

Loser.

That's not Migo! So, where's Migo?

He shot me.

Migo! You smallfoot shot me.

I can't feel my face!

Wait, so he is bad?

No, no, he's not bad.

I think he shot me to save me.

Yeah. You're right. He did.

He saved all of us.

Well, there goes my fame.

Yeah. But you have something better. Integrity.

Huh. Where was that hiding?

Thank you, Brenda.

You're under arrest for disturbing the peace, destruction of public property, discharging fireworks within the city limits...

Wait. Hang on.

...Internet fraud, loitering, looking weird.


I love that little guy. I love you guys, too.

And you are so awesome and smart, and I'm meet you. I mish you.

I mush you.

I mush you, too, Migo. Mmm.

Okay, everyone, let's go home.

Okay, what'd I miss?

This is our history. And these are our ancestors.

There was a time when yetis lived beneath the clouds.

We came up here where the smallfoot couldn't survive.

You see, I thought the smallfoot was my enemy.

And then he saved me.

And I know that I said it wasn't a smallfoot, but that wasn't true.

And I'm sorry that I lied to you.

The smallfoot is real, and they live below the clouds.

Clouds we make.

And this is why our ancestors decided to do that.

That's the truth. See?

It's complicated, and it can be scary, but it's better than living a lie.

Like, way better.

So we didn't fall out of the butt of the great sky yak?

Probably not.

Whose butt did we fall out of?

You know what, we'll circle back. Got it.

So, now you know.

We think they're monsters, and they think we are.

And that is not gonna change by us hiding.

We have to communicate.

So, it's up to us to decide what we wanna do.


Oh, yeah!

It's time Time to do Something drastic Something new Right here And right now We need to find a way somehow It's about reaching out Closing up the distance Instead of hate Celebrate all the ways we're different I am optimistic Yes, I do believe We have the power to make This world a better place But if it's ever gonna change We gotta come together, me and you In a mo-oh-oh, oh-oh A moment of truth If it's ever gonna change We gotta come together, me and you In a mo-oh-oh, oh-oh A moment of truth

I'm not crazy!

Mmm-hmm.

Pro, if you go down there, you'll meet lots of people.

Con, uh, you're not really a people person.

Oh, this is torture!


Okay, in three, two...

On the next episode of...

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