Seaper Powers: Mystery of the Blue Pearls sets out to solve a potential disaster in the ocean, where Emma comes to the rescue when she uses the special powers she has had since childhood to help uncover the truth about why the expensive pearls being sold in the market are so blue. Her bosses fear they have been contaminated by pollutants, so they send this talented oceanographer to deep sea dive for answers. Luckily Emma has a unique ability to breathe under water and communicate with sea life, so she solicits her marine friends to help her solve this mystery and catch the bad guys who are taking advantage of the situation. What she doesn’t expect is to encounter the heroic merman with a secret of his own, and when he gets hurt and needs saving, everyone has some decisions to make about what is most important.
This short film is a fun adventure that is filled with lessons about the environment including what pollution is and the damage it can cause to the oceanic ecosystem, and while these characters make good decisions, there are some opportunities to talk with children about “keeping secrets.” More so, the highlights worth focusing on include the sacrificial attitudes of all the main characters toward their friends, and the desire to help others and behave responsibly regarding the environment. This sweet and captivating story leaves the viewer on a cliffhanger, looking forward to Emma’s next adventure.