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A Fish Tale (2000)
"Hjælp! Jeg er en fisk" (original title)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  29 June 2001 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ...
Joe (voice)
Joe (voice)
Professor MacKrill (voice)
Professor Mac Krell (voice)
Morten Kerrn Nielsen ...
Plum (voice)
Svip (voice)
Pil Neja ...
Stella (voice)
Louise Fribo ...
Sasha (voice)
Ulf Pilgaard ...
Krabben (voice)
Dick Kaysø ...
Hajen (voice)
Moderen (voice)
Ghita Nørby ...
Tante Anna / Ålen (voice)
Buschauffør (voice)
Martin Brygmann ...
Fladfisken (voice)
Faderen (voice)


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)  »

Also Known As:

A Fish Tale  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


£324,138 (UK) (24 August 2001)

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


The kids are all called fishes, but Fly and Sasha are the only fish in the group. See more »


[first lines]
Fly: [skateboarding down the hall] Yee-haw! Going fishing!
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Performed by Terry Jones
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Great Movie!!
10 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think this was a great movie! It was funny and full of cliché! I especially liked Stella, the little girl, she was so innocent and curious. It reminded me of my baby cousin. Fly was the bad boy in the group. He didn't do it on purpose, just somehow whenever he did something it always became a catastrophe. For example- If Fly hadn't wanted to go fishing in the first place it never would have happened. But if he hadn't, there would be no story. Charles is the nerd in the group. Which is great actually, he's funny, witty and always saying long words! It makes you wonder what he's saying. If there was no Charles there would have been no chance for Fly and Stella to get back to being human! Joe was another great character. Obviously hes the real bad guy, the one who makes a problem of what the good guys are trying to do and they have to kill him! It was a great movie and i recommended it to all my friends and now i'm recommending it to you!!!!

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