YMMV / Help! I'm a Fish

  • Awesome Art: This is some gorgeous hand-drawn animation! So gorgeous it's almost always compared to Don Bluth's works in terms of visuals.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Chuck beating up a whole school of piranha by himself..
    • And earlier, him carrying around an injured Fly while quickly putting together a crazy plan to get back into the lab and get the remaining antidote there.
      • Fly goading Joe into drinking enough antidote to turn himself into a human and drown.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The Villain Song "Intelligence" has become a fan-favorite. Even fans who didn't like the other songs in the movie tend to like this one.
  • Critical Research Failure: Jellyfish and starfish aren't fish. Then again, since "fish" aren't a natural clade (unless tetrapods are to be considered fish) it really doesn't matter.
    • The professor's claim that all habitable land would be lost if the polar ice caps melted. Even if that happened, even if the ice covering Antarctica, Greenland and the mountain glaciers melted, the simple answer is, no. The whole world will never be underwater. Our coastlines would be very different. Sea levels would rise about 70 meters (230 feet). But many cities, such as Denver, would survive.
  • Cult Classic: This film is pretty much unknown among most people. However, it actually has gained a fansite.
  • Ear Worm: The titular theme song will never leave your head.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Why is the shark so dumb? He's a lot bigger than the other fish, so the potion probably didn't have as strong an effect on him.
  • Fridge Logic: How does MacKrill know there's a time limit on using the antidote?
    • It's possible he's tested it out on someone before.
    • That small bottle of antidote sure managed to go a long way and it was already leaking for a bit before Joe found it.
  • Nightmare Fuel: For a film aimed at kids, it certainly has a couple of prominent moments. Notably, it was designed as a "horror movie for kids".
    • Especially since, when Joe takes too much antidote, he ends up looking like a cross between Ryuk, the Joker and Mr. Hyde.
    • Fly's Disney Death near the end, especially when it looks like Aunt Anna stepped on him.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Aaron Paul as Chuck, eight years before he became famous for playing Jesse Pinkman.
  • Tear Jerker: Stella's goodbye to Sasha.
    • Don't forget the part near the end, where everyone is convinced that Fly is dead.

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