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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

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:

$83,431 (Sweden) (20 October 2000)

Gross:

£324,138 (UK) (24 August 2001)
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Trivia

Animator Mark Flood credits this film with helping him achieve some of the success that he has had in his animation career - when looking up this film one day, he read that it had won a prize at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, prompting him to take a look, and several months later, his film The Freak Next Door (2012) was accepted and screened at the festival after he submitted it upon reading about it. 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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Connections

Referenced in Asterix and the Vikings (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Help! I'm a Fish
by the Little Trees (international version)
by Creamy (original danish version)
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Good movie for children
24 January 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie for my 5-year old son who loves sea creatures. I bought the movie on a Friday and over the weekend, he watched it at least 10 times. It's his favourite movie and I must say I like it very much as well. The animation is very well-done and the angles are unique and interesting. My son still watches it twice a day, every day.

Does anyone know of any other sea-related cartoons, other than Finding Nemo?

I think this is an excellent movie for children. It's educational (teaches about sea creatures) and the story line is one of the most original I've come across.


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