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The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) was a Animation - Comedy Film directed by Arthur Lubin .

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Classic Films in Focus: THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET (1964)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 28, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Don Knotts stars in The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), one of the weirdest war comedies ever made, in which a nearsighted amateur ichthyologist transforms into a fish and then becomes an unlikely hero during World War II. This family-friendly picture combines animation and live action for its strange... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET (1964)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 28, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Don Knotts stars in The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), one of the weirdest war comedies ever made, in which a nearsighted amateur ichthyologist transforms into a fish and then becomes an unlikely hero during World War II. This family-friendly picture combines animation and live action for its strange... Read full article


Something Fishy’s Going On Here – Richard Linklater Set To Remake The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

By Michael on Jan 29, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I’m really not sure how I feel about this. According to this article from Screen Daily, Richard Linklater is slated to direct a remake of 1964′s The Incredible Mr. Limpet, which starred Don Knotts in the title role. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen the original, bu... Read full article


Something Fishy’s Going On Here – Richard Linklater Set To Remake The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

By Michael on Jan 29, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I’m really not sure how I feel about this. According to this article from Screen Daily, Richard Linklater is slated to direct a remake of 1964’s The Incredible Mr. Limpet, which starred Don Knotts in the title role. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen the original, bu... Read full article


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Quotes from

Henry Limpet: Doesn't it kind of give you a thrill of hope, George?
George Stickel: Hope for what, Henry?
Henry Limpet: Well, with the war in Europe and new weapons being invented all the time, why, what if men were actually foolish enough to destroy themselves completely? Then, you see, the fish in the ocean would develop into a new race of men, and, well, this time they might turn out better, you see?


[Crusty and Limpet are swimming around a sunken ship]
Crusty: No wonder this thing died! Look at all the stuff it ate!


Bessie Limpet: Henry, am I the widow of a man or the wife of a fish?
Henry Limpet: Well, let's be logical, Bessie. You can't very well keep me in the bathtub, can you?


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Facts about

Although Bill Tytla was credited as the supervising animation director, a combination of health issues and disagreements with producer John C. Rose led to Robert McKimson taking over most of the animation directing duties early in production.
Henry Limpet, after falling into the ocean and become a fish, done 37 thrums or shout of noise, as in fear or shock, that lead to Nazi's hitting themselves. There were 37 thrums, total. 10 to 15 thrums were heard twice or three times, but there were 37 thrums, done in the movie. And 2 more thrums were added in the movie's closing credits, totaling 39 thrums.
The ship launch shown at the start of the movie is stock footage of the SS Fred Morris going down the slipway on 2 November 1940 (in New Jesey, not Brooklyn); the ship was later acquired by the US Navy to become USS Otus and received one battle star for service in World War II.
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