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This animated underwater comedy has the faint smell of dead fish clinging to it--probably because it tries too hard. Boastful guppy Oscar (Smith) works at the mob-fronted Whale Wash and is in trouble with his boss (Scorsese), who thinks the kid should be taught a lesson. Teaching lessons is also on the mind of shark mob boss Lino (De Niro), who wants son Frankie (Imperioli) to straighten out his younger bro, Lenny (Black), a sweet schnook who's gone vegetarian. Oscar takes the credit when Frankie accidentally gets killed and then must defend his reputation as a sharkslayer, aided by a reluctant Lenny. Longtime collaborators De Niro and Scorsese have a blast spoofing wiseguys but a lot of the humor will only be understood by movie-loving adults and may prove sleep-inducing to the younger set.

DreamWorks SKG, 1000 Flower St., Glendale, CA 91201, Phone: (818)695-5000, Fax: (818)695-7775, URL: http://www.dreamworks.com

Available on Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Animation & Cartoons, Dreamworks Animated Movies, Go Fish, Top Grossing Films of 2004, Disorganized Crime
Screenplay
Michael J. Wilson, Rob Letterman
Director
Victoria Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman
Music
Hans Zimmer
Other
Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Peter Falk, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore, Doug E. Doug, Ziggy Marley, Katie Couric, Jenifer Lewis, Lenny Venito, Phil LaMarr, Richard Anderson, Laura Z. Wasserman, Darren Higman, Nick Fletcher, Samuel Michlap, Seth Engstrom, Daniel St. Pierre
Producer
Alison Lyon Segan, Bill Damaschke, Janet Healy, DreamWorks Animation, Dreamworks Pictures

Visitor Reviews

Shark Tale
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Nicholle

Bright colors, great scenery and awesome music make this show enjoyable for the entire family. Will Smith does an excellent job as Oscar who works at a Whale Wash and is just a common fish and dreams of a better life. But then his luck changes because everyone thinks he killed a mean whale named Frankie and he just sorta lets everyone believe it. He also becomes friends with Frankie's nice brother Lenny who doesn't want to eat any fish. Lenny and Frankie's dad Lino is out for revenge and is upset that Lenny refuses to eat fish and he insists that Lenny is "too nice". All the characters are a lot of fun to watch and get a lot of laughs as well.

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Nicholle

Bright colors, great scenery and awesome music make this show enjoyable for the entire family. Will Smith does an excellent job as Oscar who works at a Whale Wash and is just a common fish and dreams of a better life. But then his luck changes because everyone thinks he killed a mean whale named Frankie and he just sorta lets everyone believe it. He also becomes friends with Frankie's nice brother Lenny who doesn't want to eat any fish. Lenny and Frankie's dad Lino is out for revenge and is upset that Lenny refuses to eat fish and he insists that Lenny is "too nice". All the characters are a lot of fun to watch and get a lot of laughs as well.