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.
Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family
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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
Oscar Beregi
as Adm. Doemitz
Charles Meredith
as Adm. Fourstar
Oscar Beregi Jr.
as Adm. Doemitz
Elizabeth MacRae
as Ladyfish
Paul H. Frees
as Crusty
Oscar Beregi Sr.
as Adm. Doemitz
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Critic Reviews for The Incredible Mr. Limpet

All Critics (10)

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Full Review… | May 9, 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

For its youthful audience, I'm not sure the high-definition Blu-ray picture will make much of a difference. (Blu-ray edition)

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Movie Metropolis

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

Audience Reviews for The Incredible Mr. Limpet

OMG!!! I JUST READ THAT WARNER BROTHERS HAVE SETTLED ON ZACH WHATS HIS NAME TO PLAY HENRY LIMPET IN THE MR. LIMPET REMAKE. WTH?!?!?! I really need to be casting ALL of HOLLYWOOD. I can think of ONE MUCH MUCH MUCH better actor for the part and several others that would be better. Warner Brothers doesn't know what the hell they're doing.

sarah beatty
sarah beatty

A film that caters mostly to the younger audience, but it is the first feature film to really successfully utilize the animated-live action character interactions. Which makes it technologically accomplished for its time.

Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson

Five stars all the way. I saw this as a young child, and just watched it again for the first time in 40 years with my little kids. They loved it. Although I've never seen this acknowledged, it seems like Spongebob and Finding Nemo both have antecedents in this movie.

jay atkinson
jay atkinson

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