The Water Babies
1978 / FROM MARCH 21 / CERT. U
If you thought Bedknobs And Broomsticks was too realistic, try this ’70s curio, in which a chimney sweep falls into an animated underwater world. James Mason voices a mustachioed shark, the songs are jaunty and its young hero is more ebullient than Oliver Twist. Rough-hewn compared to Ghibli or Pixar, but not without trippy charm.