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The Water Babies (1978)

G | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 1978 (UK)
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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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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A magical tale of live-action and animation based on the popular children's story. See more »


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Trivia

Charles Kingsley's "Water Babies" story was adapted into a radio series for the first time, for the BBC, in 1998. 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 »

Quotes

Tom: [Whilst the fish are singing "Try a little harder"] Getting the 'ang! I'm getting the 'ang!
[crashes off screen]
Tom: No I ain't.
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References Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) See more »

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The Water Babies
Music by Phil Coulter
Lyrics by Bill Martin
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30 November 2004 | by (iowa) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a child and fell in love with it. It has a sweet sensitive story. Something children can appreciate. I loved so much as a child I had to find it for my daughter. It is definitely a movie I would watch with kids. It reminds me a great deal of story's of a Disney nature like Pete's Dragon and Mary Poppins. Both because of the live action and cartoon features but on its premise. It is also a good story to show kids that if they tell the truth they can be trusted and adults will listen to them. I think all kids should see it and would enjoy it. It is such a break from the violent movies of bad taste so many kids watch these days. It has all the charming qualities so many of today's movies don't have.


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