Welcome to Otter 501

A young woman finds a stranded baby sea otter on a windswept beach after a storm. Peering down at the damp, shivering fur ball, she grabs her cell phone and makes a call, setting in motion a story about the otter’s struggle for survival and humans’ efforts to protect an iconic species.


We Did it! Our community of otter fans successfully funded Otter 501′s campaign to reach underserved audiences with screenings of Otter 501 the movie. Check out the Take Action page of Otter 501: A webStory for our favorite suggestions to help you protect otters every day.


LOLcats: The Next Generation Nature Film Showcases Cute Sea Otter Star

LOLcats: The Next Generation Nature Film Showcases Cute Sea Otter Star, Creates Niche For Science Storytelling On The Web 

November 5, 2012: Sea Studios launched a sneak peek of Otter 501: A webStory. The full webStory launches December 18, 2012. More information available here.

November 1, 2012: Sea Studios Film Otter 501 Raises Over $12,000 Through Online Crowdfunding Campaign Independent Film Exceeds Goal, Will Use Funds To Reach Underserved Groups Through National Tour

Find out what folks are saying about Otter 501!:

Cute, Clever, Connected: Otter 501 Movie is Redefining “Revolutionary” Huffington Post

Social Media Cuteness Sells Sea Otter Film and Cause ClickZ

Making Waves – TIME For Kids

“Stirring. A must-see movie!” Scientific American

“Easily one of the cutest creatures to inhabit Planet Earth! Beautiful, compelling.” Santa Barbara Independent

“Heart-warming! A clever animal mystery.” Monterey County Weekly

“A pleasure to watch!” Huffington Post

Adorable Baby Otter Has the Power To Ease Stress – Jezebel

Cuteness Attack! Stranded Baby Otter Gets Bottle Fed – Inquisitr

I Was Made for Cute Overload –  Cute Overload

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The webStory has been LAUNCHED!

The makers of Otter 501 have launched Otter 501: A webStory. A bold, new way of storytelling, the webStory introduces the world of the sea otter, focusing on one abandoned newborn sea otter pup’s rescue, care, and eventual return to the wild. Otter 501: A webStory uses a web-based multimedia platform to provide a compelling and immersive experience.

Sign up here for updates on the webStory and to get a FREE download of this pic of our super-cute star as a pup. We will not share your contact information, promise.

The webStory is available here – and we want to know what you think! Give us feedback on the webStory by sharing your thoughts here.

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