A tour of the waters near a South Sea island, introducing us to the various kinds of marine life, including the pickled herring, the hermit crab, the starfish, a seahorse race, and many ... See full summary »

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Prof. Mackerel Fishsticks (voice) (uncredited)
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Starfish (voice) (uncredited)
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Tuna / Two-Headed Fish / Pickled Herring (voice) (uncredited)
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A tour of the waters near a South Sea island, introducing us to the various kinds of marine life, including the pickled herring, the hermit crab, the starfish, a seahorse race, and many other puns. Among the running gags, a two-headed fish who keeps asking for directions to Mr. Ripley and a professor in a diving sphere looking for a rare wim-wam whistling shark. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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4 November 1939 (USA)  »

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Sacrés poissons  »

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Any resemblance to the poor fish in this photoplay either living or at Santa Anita is purely co-incidental. See more »

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Referenced in Goofy Groceries (1941) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Early Tex Avery finger exercise
9 November 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

I admit I'm biased in Tex Avery's favor and never saw an Avery cartoon I didn't like. In this one, Avery was still finding his style. There are a few more coughs and sputters here than is typical of Avery, but even with that said, his average work is as good as or better than some directors' best work. Even Rembrandt had his off days. So did Shakespeare, I like this cartoon myself, but others may not. Worth watching. Recommended for Avery fans, certainly.


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