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
Now he takes his place with America's greatest naval heroes! The incredible story of Henry Limpet, America's deadliest secret weapon! Now you will know all!
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This was the final animated film work released by Warner Brothers before the animation studio was shut down. Warners would continue to release theatrical shorts produced by Depatie-Freleng Enterprises until 1969. See more
The Nazi Admiral and naval staff are all wearing US Navy uniforms (complete with rank strips and stars signifying their status as US officers of the line) but with swastikas on their caps and Maltese crosses in place of neckties. See more
Harlock, you've either been drinking or you're suffering from severe combat fatigue.
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Referenced in Green Acres: Das Lumpen
The Mr. Limpet March (Super Doodle Dandy)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Harold Adamson See more