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The Incredible Mr. Limpit [Blu-ray] (2012)

Don Knotts , Carole Cook , Arthur Lubin  |  G |  Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston
  • Directors: Arthur Lubin
  • Writers: John C. Rose, Jameson Brewer
  • Producers: John C. Rose
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 7, 2012
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007VFF7JQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,899 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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US pressing, Region All pressing. Hailed as one of the greatest films of all time, The Incredible Mr. Limpet is a story about the wonders of imagination and the triumph of the spirit. Live-action and 2-D animation combine to tell the story of a man who longs to be a fish after he is classified by the Navy as an F4 - "too small and too weak to be a soldier." When his dream of being a fish becomes a reality, Henry uses his underwater prowess to become the Navy's strongest secret weapon.

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KNOTTS WITHSTANDING February 26, 2006
After I watched this movie last night, I found out that Don Knotts had passed away. Kind of a creepy feeling! Anyway, Knotts who won five Emmys for his role as Barney Fife on THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW was certainly one of our most endearing clowns. With his trademark voice and bug-eyed delivery, Knotts is one of the true legends of our time, and in LIMPET, he shows us why. Although he has more screen time as the voice of the fishy Limpet, Knotts manages to create a loveable character. The plot's been rehashed in many other reviews, so I'll stick to what makes this animated/live action film such a pleasure. With the cartoon stylings of the early sixties, the movie gives us a dreamy undersea world populated with such creatures as Crusty the Crab and the lovely Ladyfish. On the human front, we're blessed with character actors Jack Weston, Larry Keating, and Andrew Duggan. And the delightfully underrated Carole Cook, whose last scene with Henry the fish is unexpectedly poignant and touching.

A delightful film for the whole family to enjoy and to remember the delightful Don Knotts!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Das Limpet" January 12, 2007
THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET (1964) is one of the most underrated films of all time. Coming in at approximately #64 on my own personal Top 100, MR. LIMPET is a blend of live action and colorful animation, an impossible fantasy film which somehow manages to entice even the most sourpussed of viewers. Although it starts out a bit slowly, MR. LIMPET is irresistible, a pure entertainment experience.

The fishlike Don Knotts is perfectly cast as Henry Limpet, a nebbishy bookkeeper from Brooklyn, circa 1942. Walter Mitty-like, Henry dreams of being a war hero. His one other passion is his fish tank. When Henry is rejected from military service as a 4-F, he falls into a depression and escapes into unreality by wishing he was a fish.

Walking on the Coney Island pier one day with his wife, Bessie, Henry takes a misstep and falls into the briny Atlantic. Lo, and behold!---he is instantly transformed into a (cartoon) fish (complete with pince-nez glasses). Although Henry is initially lonely, he soon makes the acquaintance of Crusty the Crab and the seductive but loving Ladyfish, and sets off with them to explore his new, aquatic, world.

During one of his many misadventures, Henry discovers that he is the possessor of a powerful vocal "thrum" which can be used as an early warning system. Thinking quickly, he finds the ship his friend George Stickel is assigned to, and convinces Stickel (and the U.S. Navy) that he can act as a sort of secret escort for convoys and naval ships crossing the U-boat strewn Atlantic.

With Henry by their side, the Navy is able to turn the course of the Battle of the Atlantic, discovering and destroying enemy submarines and warships by the score. Although the Nazis try to stop Mr. Limpet, he is able to turn their weapons against them.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The INCREDIBALLY SUPERB Mr. Limpet! September 14, 2002
By Josh P.
Format:VHS Tape
Highly entertaining! Don Knotts gives his best performance in this picture. Kind of funny with the mix of animation and live action in a non-Disney film. With the animation, the singers, it's so lovely. I enjoy every second of this film. Too the people who highly dislike this movie, you're missing out on it. You don't have to be a child to enjoy it. "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" is the finest non-Disney animation/live action film.
Too bad this was one of the last films to be made before the Warner Animation Department in Burbank shut down.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SOMETHING FISHY IN FLATBUSH? June 29, 2005
"McHale's Navy" meets "SpongeBob" with "Action in the North Atlantic"? Well, that's one way to define "The Incredible Mr. Limpet", one of the oddest family fantasy movies ever. An early attempt at a live-action/animation mix, it launched Don Knotts' post-"Andy Griffith" career as the classic "Don Knotts" character: a geeky, milquetoast guy who stumbles into a heroic turn in spite of himself. Henry Limpet, of course, is two characters in one: a nerdy Brooklyn accountant who loves tropical fish, and- well- a nerdy, bespectacled cartoon fish!

With a WWII setting, he's an obvious 4-F as a human, but becomes an underwater guide for a Navy fleet as a fish. Oh, yeah- did I mention it's also (kinda sorta) a musical?

Though released in 1964, "Limpet" sounds and feels like 1954- or is it 1944? It's as quaint as a movie can get: old New York costumes and settings, hokey humor, bumbling Navy brass and a super-patriotic musical choir. The animation, the late-model Warner Bros. kind, is a little bland by "Looney Tunes" standards, even with a few legendary artists (but no Jones or Friz) involved. And the non-Knotts cast is a little bit stiff on the whole, save old-timers Andrew Duggan and Larry Keating as the stuffy admirals.

Yet, somehow, "Limpet" works better than described, especially if, like me, you're still fond of old-school family comedy Americana. The story's a cut above most period Disney fare, both animated and live. As a fish, Limpet's engaged in a kind of proto-"SpongeBob" journey with his purple "Lady Fish" friend and a great little creation called- really!- "Crusty Crab"! A kind of crustacean Yosemite Sam (voiced by great radio/

cartoon veteran Paul Frees), he actually looks and sounds a bit like Mr. Krabs- nearly 40 years before "SpongeBob"!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with Don Knotts
Excellent movie to share with the grand children. Very glad to have found this family favorite. Very happy with the DVD.
Published 25 days ago by Laura Barroso Olmeda
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Limpet
Don Knots is incredible!!!! I have always loved this movie....makes you use your imagination and think that this could have really happened!!!!! Read more
Published 28 days ago by Wendy Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars The Incredible Mr. Limpet (Keepcase)
This product arrived early and in excellent condition. Have watched it and DVD plays great and movie is still as good and funny as I remember it when I was younger!
Published 29 days ago by Jimmy C.
5.0 out of 5 stars children's movie
I bought this movie to watch with my grandchildren. We love movie time together. This is one of their favorite movies.
Published 29 days ago by believe
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting movie!
I loved this movie when I was a child and it still intrigues me even as an adult, husband enjoyed it too!
Published 1 month ago by Debby Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this older movie.
It is a classic that I enjoy, even though it does not give God credit for the creation of all things.
I know better, so I can still enjoy it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. R. Heatherington
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this movie
After receiving it in the mail I was amazed at the good condition of the movie. Don Knots is hilarious. Thanks again for the timely delivery of this amazing movie.
Published 1 month ago by vamps_me
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Don Knotts
One of the funniest actors ever. I loved this movie and will watch it again. It isn't one of his best but it is still very good.
Published 1 month ago by Marjorie Asberry
2.0 out of 5 stars eh
I found it to be boring and the ending didn't satisfy me at all, I was left wondering what happened and after having to watch that whole slow movie I think we as viewers deserved a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by allysa ivey
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites
It's so easy to pick the latest and greatest films these days that we often forget to check out some classics. Read more
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