Many of the filming locations were places where James MasonJames Mason had played as a child.
One of a small batch of live-action animated movies made and released during the mid late 1970s, others being Pete's Dragon (1977) and Dot and the Kangaroo (1977).
Though many of the source children's' novel's story elements were incorporated into this feature film version, the picture somewhat deviated from the original book by adding the sub-plot with the shark and kraken.
Charles KingsleyCharles Kingsley wrote "The Water Babies" book for his son, it being a children's fairytale novel, in the vein of Charles DickensCharles Dickens and a part satire supporting [?] Charles Darwin's "The Origin of the Species".