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A Fish Tale ()

Hjælp! Jeg er en fisk (original title)
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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... See more »

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Cast

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Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ...
Joe (voice)
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Professor Mac Krill (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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The Crab / The Shark / Additional Voices (voice)
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Fish Waiting for Bus #3 (Flounder) (voice)
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Fish Waiting for Bus #1 (Shrimp) (voice)
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Usher (voice)
Morgan Fane ...
Fly - additional dialogue (voice)
Alexandra Jakobsen ...
Stella - additional dialogue (voice)
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Professor Mac Krill (voice)
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Chuck - additional dialogue (voice)
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Seabass (voice)
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Bus Driver (voice)
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Aunt Anna (voice)
Jeff Pace ...
Fly (voice)
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Chuck (voice) (as Aaron Poul)
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Father (voice)
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Joe (voice)
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The Mother (Lisa) (voice)
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Fish Waiting for Bus #2 (Eel) (voice)
Michelle Westerson ...
Stella (voice)

Directed by

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Stefan Fjeldmark
Greg Manwaring
Michael Donovan ... (voice direction)
Michael Hegner ... (voice direction)

Written by

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Tracy J. Brown ... (additional dialogue and scenario) (as Tracy Brown)
 
Stefan Fjeldmark ... (original story)
 
Stefan Fjeldmark ... (screenplay)
 
Karsten Kiilerich ... (original story)
 
Karsten Kiilerich ... (screenplay)
 
John Stefan Olsen ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Russell Boland ... producer
Patrick Daleiden ... co-executive producer
Brian J. Flynn ... co-executive producer
Helle Hansen ... line producer
Eberhard Junkersdorf ... producer
Lilian Klages ... line producer
Paul Kofod ... co-executive producer
Anders Mastrup ... producer
Søren Poulsen ... line producer
Gerry Shirren ... executive producer
Christoph Sieciechowicz ... executive producer
Harro von Have ... executive producer
Preben Vridstoft ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Søren Hyldgaard

Film Editing by

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Per Risager

Editorial Department

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Bo Nielsen ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Michael Donovan ... (canadian casting)
John Hubbard ... (united kingdom casting)
Ros Hubbard ... (united kingdom casting)
Kevin Scott ... (u.s casting)

Art Direction by

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Matthias Lechner

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul Bolger ... sequence director
Jürgen Richter ... sequence director

Art Department

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Manuel Arenas ... set designer / workbook artist (as Manuel Arenas Cofino)
Rune Brandt Bennicke ... storyboard artist (as Rune Brandt)
Alessandro Carloni ... sculptor
Thomas Colding-Jørgensen ... workbook artist
Stefan Fjeldmark ... storyboard artist
Michael Helmuth Hansen ... storyboard artist (as Michael Helmuth)
Dan Harder ... storyboard artist
Robert Koo ... storyboard artist (as Rob Coo)
Tomas S. Landgreen ... inspirational art (as Tomas Landgreen) / storyboard artist (as Tomas Landgreen)
Matthias Lechner ... workbook artist
Frank Madsen ... storyboard artist
Martin Madsen ... storyboard artist
José Martinez ... lay-out artist / set designer / workbook artist
Jesper Møller ... storyboard artist
Thomas Møller ... storyboard artist
Thomas Nøhr ... storyboard artist
Peter Popken ... inspirational art
Maryam Sharifi ... compositing artist
Jan Solheim ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Friedrich M. Dosch ... sound
Graham Edmondson ... dolby consultant
André Jacquemin ... adr producer
Andreas Kongsgaard ... foley editor (as Andreas Kongsgaard Mogensen)
Vladan Korac ... re-recording mixer
Michael Kranz ... re-recording mixer
Julien Naudin ... foley artist
Stig Sparre-Ulrich ... supervising sound editor
Christoph von Schönburg ... sound effects editor
Mark Kenna ... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Anders Berthelsen ... effects animator
Jesper Colding ... CGI animation supervisor (as Jesper Colding-Jørgensen)
Thomas Colding-Jørgensen ... CGI animator
Emanuele D'Arrigo ... CGI animator: Munich Animation
Christian Faber ... CGI animator: Munich Animation
José Antonio García Villameriel ... effects animator: Giant Production (as José Garcia Villamerial)
Andreas Gutman ... CGI animator: Munich Animation
Michael Ho ... effects animator
Peter Holm ... CGI animator
Kim Hagen Jensen ... effects animation supervisor (as Kim Hagen)
Noel P. Kiernan ... effects animator (as Noel Kiernan)
Dorian Knapp ... CGI animator: Munich Animation
Tomas S. Landgreen ... CGI animator (as Tomas Landgreen)
Hans Lindenmüller ... compositing supervisor
Heiko Lueg ... CGI animator: Munich Animation
Martin Matzeder ... CGI animator: Munich Animation
Claudio Pacciarella ... effects animator
Volker Pajatsch ... effects animator: Giant Production
Björn Pedersen ... CGI animator (as Bjørn Pedersen)
Albert Price ... effects animator
Sam Siahaija ... effects animator
Mike Smith ... effects animator: Giant Production
Tobias Thorsen ... CGI animator
Nicolai Tuma ... CGI animation supervisor: Munich Animation
Glenn Whiting ... effects animator: Giant Production
Hartmut Engel ... digital compositor: german opening title (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Ahto Aaremäe ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Claudio Acciari ... animator: Munich Animation
Francisco Alaminos Hódar ... animator: TerraGlyph
Jose Alaminos Hódar ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Miguel Alaminos Hódar ... animator: TerraGlyph (as Miguel A. Alaminos Hódar)
Ilze Albekeite ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Daniel Alcaraz ... inbetween artist: Accio
José Sánchez Alonso ... animator: TerraGlyph
Manuel Arenas ... layout artist (as Manuel Arenas Cofino)
Gracia Artigas ... inbetween artist: Estudio Moro
Meelis Arulepp ... animator / inbetween supervisor: A. Film Eesti
Harry Baeck ... key animation assistant trainee
Fionnuala Ballance ... clean-up supervisor: TerraGlyph
Eero Barndõk ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Sabina Suarez Basanta ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Richard Bentham ... background artist: TerraGlyph (as Rick Bentham)
Svetlana Bezdomnikova ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Carlos Blanco ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph (as Carlos Blanco Jiménez)
Julia Bracegirdle ... clean-up supervisor: Munich Animation
Chris Bradley ... animator: Munich Animation
Claire Bramwell-Pearson ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation
Rune Brandt Bennicke ... animator (as Rune Brandt)
Tommy Brennan ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Stine Marie Buhl ... key animation assistant trainee (as Stine Buhl)
Margo Busch ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
John Byrne ... layout artist: TerraGlyph
Mark Byrne ... layout artist: TerraGlyph
Mark Byrne ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Lisbeth Bøgh ... key assistant animator
Alessandro Carloni ... lead animator: "Sasha"
Juan A. Carrillo ... inbetween artist: Estudio Moro
Manel Cañete ... inbetween artist: Accio
Padraig Collins ... lead animator: "Aunt Anna" / overseas inbetween supervisor
Juan C. Concha ... inbetween artist: Accio
Marcos Corrêa ... animator: TerraGlyph (as Marcos Correa)
Jordi Costa ... inbetween artist: Accio
Teresa Cunniffe ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Minerva Cánovas ... inbetween artist: Accio (as Minerva Navarro)
Valentina D'Ambrosio ... character lead: "Sasha"
Uffe Danielsen ... key assistant animator
Inge Daveloose ... background artist: Munich Animation
Ronan Debrun ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph (as Ronan Browne)
Chris Derochie ... animator: TerraGlyph
Hope Devlin Kristiansen ... key assistant animator
Javiar Diaz Gerveno ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Sarah Dick ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Richard Dolan ... layout artist: Uli Meyer Studios
Thomas Dreyer ... background artist: Munich Animation
Diana Druke ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Des Duggan ... layout artist: TerraGlyph
Maximino Díaz Gerveno ... animator: TerraGlyph
Valentín Eliseu ... inbetween artist: Accio
Joan Espinach ... inbetween supervisor: Accio
Maite López Espí ... inbetween artist: Accio (as Maite L. Espí)
Martin Fagan ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph (as Martin Fagen)
Luca Fattore ... supervising animator
Mette Fenger ... key assistant animator
Thomas Fenger ... clean-up supervisor
Stefan Fjeldmark ... animation posing artist
Erik Fokkens ... background artist: Munich Animation
Camilla Fougner ... key assistant animator
Judit Fuster ... inbetween artist: Accio
Anna Gellert Nielsen ... animator (as Anna Gellert)
Carmen González Gómez ... animator: TerraGlyph
Robin Gott ... key assistant animator (as Rob Gott)
Hilary Gough ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Janet Grainger ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Eddie Gribbin ... layout supervisor: TerraGlyph
Leon Gruizinga ... animator: TerraGlyph
Sarmite Gulbe ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Käri Gunnarsson ... key animation assistant trainee
Ana M. Gálvez ... inbetween artist: Accio
Zita Habarta ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation
Martin Hanley ... layout artist: TerraGlyph
Jørgen E. Hansen ... character lead: "Fly as Human" (as Jørgen Hansen)
Michael Helmuth Hansen ... lead animator: "Fly as Human" (as Michael Helmuth)
Dan Harder ... animator
Ilan Hatukah ... animator
Aidan Heffernan ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Arturo Hernández ... inbetween artist: Estudio Moro
Jim Hickey ... background artist: TerraGlyph
Silvia Hoefnagels ... animator: TerraGlyph
Charlotte Houwing ... background artist: Munich Animation
Alejandra Ibáñez ... inbetween artist: Accio
Gema Garcia Ingelmo ... animator: TerraGlyph
Katrin Inzinger ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation
Søren Jacobsen ... character lead: "Fly as Fish", "Crab" (as Søren Jakobsen)
Joah Jensen ... overseas inbetween supervisor (as Joah Hagen)
Tinna Jespersen ... key assistant animator
José C. Jiménez ... inbetween artist: Accio
Rosa M. Jiménez ... inbetween artist: Accio
Irena Jirkova ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation (as Irena Burns)
Elita Kanepe ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Ann Kiernan ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Celine Kiernan ... animator: TerraGlyph
Louis King ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Berit Kjøde ... character lead: "Chuck as Human"
Darren Kordich ... character lead: "Stella as Human" and "Stella as Starfish"
Chris Krone ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation
Myung Ja Kroth ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation
Jasmin Kugler ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation
Christian Kuntz ... animation posing artist / lead animator: "Chuck as Human", "Dad", "Mom"
Walter Kössler ... background artist: Munich Animation
Herle Maria Kühl ... character lead: "Aunt Anna" (as Herle Kühl)
Riina Kütt ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Malene Laugesen ... key assistant animator / overseas inbetween supervisor
César Leal ... inbetween artist: Estudio Moro
Tatjana Lebedeva ... inbetween artist: Rija Films (as Tana Lebedeva)
Matthias Lechner ... layout supervisor
Henry Lee ... background artist: Henry Lee Studio
Dorte Westh Lehrmann ... ink and paint manager
Holger Leihe ... animator: Munich Animation
Jørgen Lerdam ... animator
Aavi Levin ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Mary Lin ... background artist: Henry Lee Studio
Michael Lin ... background artist: Henry Lee Studio
Vincent Lin ... background artist: Henry Lee Studio
Dace Luce ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Ricard López ... inbetween artist: Accio
Martin Madsen ... animator
Marina Maksutova ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Paddy Malone ... animator: TerraGlyph
Greg Manwaring ... animator: Munich Animation
Javier Martin Lapeyra ... animator: Munich Animation (as Javi Martin)
Dita Masena ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Luca Mazzoleni ... lead animator: "Shark"
Shane McCormack ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Luba Medekova-Klein ... animator: Munich Animation / assistant sequence director: Munich Animation
Javier Encinas Mejias ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Toni Mengual ... inbetween artist: Accio
Ger Miley ... layout artist: TerraGlyph
Anne Marie Mockler ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Niall Mooney ... animator: TerraGlyph
Mario Moraro ... animator: Munich Animation
Fernando Moro ... animator: TerraGlyph / inbetween supervisor: Estudio Moro
Louise Muchardt ... key animation assistant trainee
Sinead Murray ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Malle Mäenurm ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Reet Mängel-Juuse ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Jens Møller ... layout artist
Jesper Møller ... animation posing artist / lead animator: "Stella", "Chuck as Jellyfish", "Fly as Fish"
Suzanna Nyári ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation (as Suzana Njari)
Thomas Nøhr ... animation posing artist
Niall O'Loughlin ... animator: TerraGlyph
Carol O'Mara ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Alan O'Regan ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Peter Obel ... key animation assistant trainee
Silvia Ortega ... inbetween artist: Accio
Sarmite Pape ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Maurizio Parimbelli ... animator: Munich Animation
Merike Peil ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Gabriele Pennacchioli ... animation posing artist / character designer / lead animator: "Joe"
Neal Petty ... layout artist: Uli Meyer Studios
Peter Popken ... background supervisor
Heidi Prost ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation
Esteve Puig ... inbetween artist: Accio
Miquel Pujol ... inbetween supervisor: Accio
Rosa M. Pérez ... inbetween artist: Accio
Daniela Raisig ... background artist: Munich Animation
Panagiotis Rappas ... layout artist: Uli Meyer Studios
Eileen Ridgway ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Tatiana Rivera ... inbetween artist: Estudio Moro (as Tatiana Rivero)
Maiken Rix ... key assistant animator
Stephen Robinson ... background artist: TerraGlyph
Lourdes Robles ... inbetween artist: Accio
Liis Roden ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Alberto Rodriguez ... inbetween artist: Estudio Moro
Ando Roose ... key assistant animator (as Ando Tammik) / overseas inbetween supervisor (as Ando Tammik)
Oliviero Ruberti ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation (as Olivero Ruperti)
Gunhild Rød ... character lead: "Mom and Dad"
Paco Sabaté ... inbetween artist: Accio (as Francisco Sabaté)
Zdenko Santini ... key animation assistant trainee
Dominik Schiwy ... key animation assistant trainee
Chris Scully ... layout artist: TerraGlyph
Aleksandrs Sehovcovs ... inbetween artist: Rija Films (as Aleksandrs Sehovcevs)
Sam Siahaija ... animator: Munich Animation
Sharon Smith ... layout artist: Uli Meyer Studios
Jan Solheim ... animation posing artist
Janus Sorgenfrey ... animation posing artist (as Janus Sorgenfrey Pedersen)
Nanna Storm ... key assistant animator
Claudia Sturli ... character lead: "Shark"
Gunta Sudraba ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Inga Tabaka ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Evelin Temmin ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Jaume Tenes ... inbetween artist: Accio
Jean Texier ... animator: TerraGlyph
Raivo Tihanov ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Gary Timpson ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Virgil Toader ... inbetween artist: Accio
Vladimir Todorov ... layout artist: Uli Meyer Studios
Rigmor Tokerød ... key assistant animator
Alfredo Hernando Torres ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Juan Torres ... animator: TerraGlyph (as Juan Torres Garcia)
Antigoni Triantafillou ... animator: Munich Animation
Clifford Urban ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation
Leona Nørdstrom Valentin ... character lead: "Professor" / overseas inbetween supervisor
Roser Valero ... inbetween artist: Accio
Walter van Gasse ... layout artist
Krista Vanamölder ... inbetween artist: A. Film Eesti
Jeffrey James Varab ... animation posing artist (as Jefferey Varab) / lead animator: "Professor" (as Jefferey Varab)
Ilga Vevere ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Montserrat Vidal ... inbetween artist: Accio (as Montse Vidal)
Miguel A. Villada ... inbetween artist: Accio
Julián Villanúa ... inbetween artist: Accio
Joerg Volk ... character lead: "Joe" (as Jörg Volk)
Florian Wagner ... animator: Munich Animation
Nadine Wagner-Westerbarkey ... animator: Munich Animation (as Nadine Westerbarkey)
Audrey Walsh ... key assistant animator: TerraGlyph
Frank Weichselgartner ... key assistant animator: Munich Animation
Ray Woods ... animator: TerraGlyph
Claire Wright ... background artist: Munich Animation
Paul Yang ... background artist: Henry Lee Studio (as Paul Young)
Carlos Zapater ... inbetween artist: Estudio Moro
Ricard Zaplana ... inbetween artist: Accio
Linda Zepa ... inbetween artist: Rija Films
Lita Zvaigznite ... inbetween artist: Rija Films

Music Department

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Anders Juhl ... composer: opening titles theme / lyrics: "Intelligence" / lyrics: "Ocean Love" / lyrics: "Suddenly" / lyrics: : "Fishtastic But True" / music: "Fishtastic But True" / music: "Intelligence" / music: "Ocean Love" / music: "Suddenly" / producer: "Fishtastic But True" / producer: "Intelligence" / producer: "Ocean Love"
Thomas Lester ... music editor
Bruce White ... musician: viola

Other crew

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Hakim Chergui ... systems administrator and support
Michael Donovan ... voice director
Frédéric Huette ... production assistant
Hans Perk ... technical wizard
Harro von Have ... legal counselor

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Plot Summary

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 himself from drowning (ending up as a jellyfish), with MacKrill/Mac Krell warning that unless they drink the antidote in within 48 hours they'll be stuck as fish forever. Now these three find themselves stranded in the ocean in a desperate search to find that antidote. However on the seabed their antidote has fallen into the fins of the ruthless pilot-fish Joe...whose exposure to it has increased his intellect, making him power-mad with no intention of letting this stroke of fortune desert him. Written by ???

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Taglines A Potion Put Them In The Ocean See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hilfe! Ich bin ein Fisch (Germany)
  • A Fish Tale (United States)
  • Gloups! Je suis un poisson (France)
  • Gloups! Je suis un poisson (Canada, French title)
  • Help! I'm a Fish (United Kingdom)
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  • 80 min
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Did You Know?

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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 Joe, being a pilot-fish, lacks stripes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #24.6 (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Help! I'm a Fish See more »
Quotes Fly: [chasing Joe in the water pipes as he escapes with the antidote] Wait! Wait, come-come back, you-you stupid fish!
Joe: [coldly] I'm sufficiently intelligent enough to kill you... if you don't stop bothering me.
Fly: So what? Any brute could do that. But can you tell me what the square root of... six thousand, five-hundred and sixty-one is?
Joe: [stammers] Uh, three-hundred, divided by forty, minus three is...
[he turns to drink more of the antidote and develops a larger, swollen head]
Joe: Ah! Eighty-one!
Fly: Yeah! But do you know what happens if an object travels at the speed of light?
Joe: [drinks more of the antidote and sprouts spines, legs and arms, and tears his pelvic fins off] Ah! It turns into pure energy!
Fly: What came first, the-the chicken or the egg?
Joe: [drinks more of the antidote and grows in size, grows hair and longer limbs, now resembling a fish-human] It depends on the relative amount of molecules in the universe!
Fly: What happens to a fish if he drinks too much antidote?
Joe: It...
[wheezes for breath]
Joe: becomes... HUMAN!
Fly: [coyly] Can a human breathe underwater?
Joe: OF COURSE NOT!
[he realizes he can no longer breathe underwater and drowns, sucked away by the pipe's current]
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