Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and... See full summary »
Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.
Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and lays it on pretty thick. If Henry could have one thing it would be to become a fish. While on a visit to Coney Island, Henry falls into the water and miraculously gets his wish. Now a fish, he makes friends, Ladyfish and Crabby the hermit crab and loves his new life. He also uses his abilities to help the US Navy locate and sink Nazi U-Boats, forcing the Germans to create a new weapon to deal with the Allies secret weapon. When years later the Navy finds intelligent activity among dolphins, they may also know who is teaching them. Written by
The ship launch shown at the start of the movie is stock footage of the SS Fred Morris going down the slipway on 2 November 1940 (in New Jesey, not Brooklyn); the ship was later acquired by the US Navy to become USS Otus and received one battle star for service in World War II. See more »
(at around 10 mins) The shot of the people on the yacht is first played in reverse, then after the guy taps on the paper, it plays forward. You'll notice the people in the background on the right (behind the blonde in the red top) first walking backwards, then after the paper tapping, they're walking forward. See more »
Henry, am I the widow of a man or the wife of a fish?
Well, let's be logical, Bessie. You can't very well keep me in the bathtub, can you?
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All right, so it isn't Roger Rabbit. We have to remember that this movie was made in 1964. That's over thirty-five years ago! That they were able to create such a mixture of life action and animation at that time is amazing.
This movie, with the exception of the Wizard of Oz, was my childhood favorite. Don Knotts was such a good actor. I loved his work as Barney Fife, and to see him transformed into an animated fish was really neat.
For years, I wanted to get this movie on video, but, for the longest time, was unable to find it. I am very happy that it has been shown on television several times in recent years.
It's a classic.
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