<the project never got further than these preproduction studies, designed to capture the approximate look and feel of the piece. One of the fish was derived from a drawing on a child's hanky, another was a glass model. But the strangest point of origin was the cat, which started out as an egyptian mummy.../>

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a 'nanny' fish promenades through a dreamlike underwater park of swaying weeds with her young charges A 'gentleman' fish in top hat and tails is taking a constitutional in the park with his young lady who is dominated by her flowery bonnet.

The flow of this elaborate little fin-de-siecle society is disturbed by a swirling whirlpool effect, causing the fishes to tumble together in a flurry of tails, fins and dislodged hats.../>