Help! I'm a Fish (Danish: Hjælp, jeg er en fisk; a.k.a. A Fish Tale) is a 2000 Danish-German-Irish traditionally animated adventure science fantasy musical comedy-drama family film directed by Stefan Fjeldmark, Greg Manwaring and Michael Hegner, and written by Stefan Fjeldmark, Karsten Kiilerich, John Stefan Olsen and Tracy J. Brown. It stars the voices of Alan Rickman, Terry Jones and a then-unknown Aaron Paul.
It was released on 6 October 2000 in Denmark, 10 August 2001 in United Kingdom, and 5 September 2006 in the United States. Danish teen-pop girl-group Little Trees performed the title track, "Help! I'm a Fish (Little Yellow Fish)", which was released as a single in the UK. Fellow Danish girl group Creamy also recorded a version of the song. The Belgian girl group K3 also recorded a Dutch version of the song for the movie. Animation production was split between A. Film A/S in Denmark, Munich Animation in Germany and Terraglyph Interactive Studios in Dublin, Ireland.
This animated movie used to be hard to find online except for a few streaming websites. It holds a special place in my childhood, the movie is filled with bubbly early 2000's music with surprisingly high quality animation. A largely hidden gem, with it being a commercial failure when it released. Probably partially to poor branding/marketing in the US renaming it to "A Fish Tale" to parody "A Shark Tale" except with horrific misleading CGI art.
October 2, 2022 Subject:
So you flagged the video and user. Is it because copyright? Or do you not like the movie? Do you even know what opinions are? If you don't like the film, don't watch it and don't bother it.
July 24, 2022 Subject:
A wonderful experience
This movie, apart from a few flaws, is really good. With beautiful animation, catchy musical numbers, likeable characters, entertaining villains (Joe is probably my favourite character in the entire movie), and a creative story, I would show this underrated gem from Scandinavia to anyone.
June 21, 2022 Subject:
I have flagged this video and its user
October 24, 2021 Subject:
When I was a child, my mom bought my sister and me this movie, but we played it so often we couldn't play anymore. I forgot about this movie, and then I just started singing the score, and I just had to find it again because it was a family favorite. I am glad to find it here😀
October 17, 2021 Subject:
Gem Lost to Time
Watching this movie fifteen years later and it still holds up to have a phenominal animation, music and story. Truley one of the most underrated animated films.
July 25, 2021 Subject:
This was one of my favourite movies from my childhood and, sadly, I lost the physical copy and it´s not available in my country anymore. Thank you for sharing this movie!
April 30, 2020 Subject:
A forgotten classic
Thank you so much for uploading this! Any digital copies of this movie seem to have vanished from the internet, so I was beyond delighted to find it here!