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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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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?


Henry Limpet: I wish, I wish I were a fish.


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?


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A remake has been long in development. Don Knotts was aware of plans for the remake, which he wrote about in his autobiography. At the time, Jim Carrey was up for the role and Knotts offered his support. Director Kevin Lima was attached with Zach Galifianakis in the lead role, but both soon left the project. The attached director at the moment is Richard Linklater.
This was the final animated film work released by Warner Brothers before the animation studio was shut down. Warners would continue to release theatrical shorts produced by Depatie-Freleng Enterprises until 1969.
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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