The Water Babies

  • 1978
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Adventure, Animated, Children's

This enchanting children's film mixes live action and animated underwater sequences to tell the story of Tom (Tommy Pender), the 12-year-old apprentice to veteran chimney sweep Grimes (James Mason), who tends to hit the bottle. When the youngster is wrongly accused of stealing, he flees and leaps into a pool. There he encounters an assortment of underwater...read more

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This enchanting children's film mixes live action and animated underwater sequences to tell the story of Tom (Tommy Pender), the 12-year-old apprentice to veteran chimney sweep Grimes (James Mason), who tends to hit the bottle. When the youngster is wrongly accused of stealing, he flees

and leaps into a pool. There he encounters an assortment of underwater characters and rescues the water babies--children being held captive by an eel and a shark--before returning to dry land cleared of any wrongdoing. The animation is average, but kids will get a kick out of Tom's adventures.

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This enchanting children's film mixes live action and animated underwater sequences to tell the story of Tom (Tommy Pender), the 12-year-old apprentice to veteran chimney sweep Grimes (James Mason), who tends to hit the bottle. When the youngster is wrongl… (more)

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