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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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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 »


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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References The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) See more »


Performed by Terry Jones
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not an unpleasant way to pass the afternoon...
12 May 2003 | by (Strasbourg) – See all my reviews

A harmless little flick, that shows Disney is not the only one who can pump out "love it or hate it" cutesy animated features. It is done in the standard formula for kids movies, but drew me in.

I was sucked in by the ads I heard on French TV. The euro pop beat is a little cliché but still catchy. The title song is so nihilistic yet upbeat, I couldn't help but like it. The karaoke bonus on the DVD is even more fun for the kids. And a good way to help the kids learn French.

Unfortunately, it has not been released for Region 1, so I can't get a copy to my family in the US.

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