The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)




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A wimpish bookkeeper with a passion for sea life slips off a pier and comes back as a fish. He then helps the Navy track down German U-Boats.more
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jack Rose, Jameson Brewer, John C Rose, Joe di Mona
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 1, 2002
Warner Bros. Pictures


Don Knotts
as Henry Limpet
Carole Cook
as Bessie Limpet
Jack Weston
as Lt. George Stickle
Andrew Duggan
as Adm. Harlock
Larry Keating
as Adm. Spewter
Charles Meredith
as Adm. Fourstar
Oscar Beregi
as Adm. Doemitz
Oscar Beregi Jr.
as Adm. Doemitz
Oscar Beregi Sr.
as Adm. Doemitz
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Critic Reviews for The Incredible Mr. Limpet

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

You know, for kids! Best to repeat that mantra-style if you’re an adult sitting down to watch 1964’s kiddie flick The Incredible Mr. Limpet. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | September 24, 2012
Groucho Reviews

The story and characters in "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" seem like a good fit for a fifteen or twenty-minute short feature.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Classic, silly Don Knotts fish-in-water fantasy.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

Lame, yes. But it gave Don Knotts his first dive into movie stardom.

February 18, 2008

Suitable only for the very, very young and the massively -- massively -- medicated.

Full Review… | September 28, 2002

Audience Reviews for The Incredible Mr. Limpet

Pretty bad...did anyone notice that Mrs. Limpet's voice sounded like the Target lady from SNL?

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer


Silly? Yes. Odd? Yes. Occasionally dull? Yes. Do I kind of like it? Yes. Don Knotts stars as a man who really wants to join the Navy, but is not up to snuff. He instead gets magically transformed into an animated fish. As you do. It is a really goofy plot, and sadly in spite of its mixture of live action and animation, it tends to not be all that fun or magical. There is some childhood thing about it for me, but if you didn't see this as a kid I don't see how you'd fall for it now.

Ken Scheck

If you haven't done so, share this one with your children. They will enjoy it as much as I did in my younger years. Still one of my favorites.

Ramos John

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