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The Water Babies (1978)

 -  Animation | Adventure | Family  -  1978 (UK)
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This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.

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Complete credited cast:
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Mr. Grimes / Voice of Killer Shark
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Mr. Masterman / Voice of Eel
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Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby / Old Crone / Mrs. Tripp / Woman in Black / Water Babies 'Gate Keeper'
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Lady Harriet
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Sir John / Voice of Polar Bear
Tommy Pender ...
Tom
Samantha Gates ...
Elly
Paul Luty ...
Sladd
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Salmon / Kraken (voice)
Olive Gregg ...
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Lance Percival ...
Terence the Sea Horse (voice)
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Cyril the Walrus (voice)
Cass Allan ...
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Liz Proud ...
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This story is about a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel. Before he can return to the surface and clear his name, however, he must help the Water Babies leave their enclosed lake and reach the free waters of the ocean. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Slip Slide Adventures  »

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Final film directed by Lionel Jeffries. See more »

Goofs

When Tom and the lobster are singing "High Cockalorum" for the first time, Tom's mouth is opening and closing when he is not actually saying anything. Likewise, his mouth is shut when he is saying something. See more »

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Lady Harriet: [rather confused] Stop thief... someone has pinched me silver.
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Try a Little Harder
Music by Phil Coulter
Lyrics by Bill Martin
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Brings back childhood memories
18 April 2004 | by (Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

I remember the first time I saw this movie I fell in love. My parents taped it for me so that I could watch it over and over again. I actually still have a copy of it on an old BETA tape. Unfortunately, I watched it so much that I ended up pretty much wearing the tape out. Okay, so compared to the animation and acting of today, it can't compare but it was made in '78, what do you expect? Animation and film have come a long way since then it's not going to be like the films of today. All I have to say is that it's a good family movie that I will always enjoy. If you like classic movies, I would recommend this one.


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