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A Fish Tale (2000)

Hjælp! Jeg er en fisk (original title)
Three children accidentally get turned into fish after drinking a potion made by an eccentric scientist. The kids end up in the sea, with one problem. They must find and drink the antidote within 48 hours, or forever remain as fish.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ...
Joe (voice)
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Joe (voice)
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Professor MacKrill (voice)
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Professor Mac Krell (voice)
Morten Kerrn Nielsen ...
Plum (voice)
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Svip (voice)
Pil Neja ...
Stella (voice)
Louise Fribo ...
Sasha (voice)
Ulf Pilgaard ...
Krabben (voice)
Dick Kaysø ...
Hajen (voice)
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Moderen (voice)
Ghita Nørby ...
Tante Anna / Ålen (voice)
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Buschauffør (voice)
Martin Brygmann ...
Fladfisken (voice)
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Faderen (voice)
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Storyline

Siblings; Fly & Stella together with their child genius cousin Chuck Charles, encounter reclusive biologist/chemist Proffesor MacKrill/Mac Krell while out on the docks fishing only to become cut off by the tide coming in separating them from the shoreline. Seeking refuge, they stumble across his secluded island hideaway laboratory, to discover MacKrill/Mac Krell has found away to change humans into sea-life and back again. Stella mistaking this fish potion for lemonade drinks some and is turned into a starfish, her older brother none the wiser chucks her out into the ocean, only to learn from the video cameras the awful truth. Out searching for her in a boat guilty Fry knowing how futile this action is drinks the potion and dives in after her (changing into Californian Linefish in the process) leaving the Professor and Chuck on-board as an storm brews overhead. Unable to stand the batter waves, their craft sinks along with the antidote and Chuck has to drink the liquid to prevent ... Written by ???

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A Potion Put Them In The Ocean


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Release Date:

29 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,756 (Norway) (20 October 2000)

Gross:

£324,138 (UK) (24 August 2001)
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Trivia

The stuffed up California fly fish is an foreshadow of Fly turning into one. See more »

Goofs

When Fly and Chuck have an argument Fly's flippers change from brown to gray. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fly: [skateboarding down the hall] Yee-haw! Going fishing!
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Referenced in Asterix and the Vikings (2006) See more »

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Performed by Lou Bega
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High Violence Content for G rating
2 March 2008 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

While I thought many aspects of the movie were OK, I was a little disturbed by the large amount of blood and death portrayed throughout the movie. It's fairly unusual as far as I can remember to see a main character suffer so graphically in a G rated film. I won't warn people away from it, but I wouldn't recommend it for younger children or those who are sensitive or scare easily. The songs are generally good, but if you're used to the Pixar trend of no singing, you may find it a little jarring. Alan Rickman does a lovely voice-over, but it was so soft at times I had a bit of a hard time hearing it. Other voices ranged from decent to non-offensive -- there were no other real standouts, although the little girl doing Stella was awfully cute. Overall I only give this a six because compared to many other fine children's animated tales, it really has very little to put it above any of the others.


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