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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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Tracy J. Brown (additional dialogue and scenario) (as Tracy Brown), Stefan Fjeldmark (original story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ... Joe (voice)
Søren Sætter-Lassen ... Professor Mac Krill (voice)
Morten Kerrn Nielsen Morten Kerrn Nielsen ... Plum (voice)
Sebastian Jessen ... Svip (voice)
Pil Neja Pil Neja ... Stella (voice)
Louise Fribo Louise Fribo ... Sasha (voice)
Ulf Pilgaard Ulf Pilgaard ... Krabben (voice)
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ... Hajen (voice)
Paprika Steen ... Moderen (voice)
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Tante Anna / Ålen (voice)
Zlatko Buric ... Buschauffør (voice)
Martin Brygmann Martin Brygmann ... Fladfisken (voice)
Peter Gantzler ... Faderen (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bateson ... The Crab / The Shark / Additional Voices (voice)
Garry Chalk ... Fish Waiting for Bus #3 (Flounder) (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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Taglines:

A Potion Put Them In The Ocean


Certificate:

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Country:

Germany | Ireland | Denmark | USA | France | Canada | UK | Spain | Estonia | Latvia

Language:

English | Danish

Release Date:

29 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£81,908 (United Kingdom), 12 August 2001, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Alternate Versions

An (identical) German language version was produced simultaneously to the Danish one. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Agloubablou
Performed by Cartoons
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Go Fish.
21 May 2001 | by McBuffSee all my reviews

Delightful animated feature about a bunch of kids turning into fish by accident when visiting a weird scientist. Excellent animation and music with some truly mesmerizing sequences, but some scenes may be a little too creepy for very young children. Only complaint: Why is the English languaged version (with Alan Rickman and Terry Jones) missing on the DVD? ***


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