A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.
Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs
The sea underworld is shaken up when the son of the shark mob boss is found dead and a young fish named Oscar is found at the scene. Being a bottom feeder, Oscar takes advantage of the situation and makes himself look like he killed the finned mobster. Oscar soon comes to realize that his claim may have serious consequences. Written by
When Don Lino is clearly seen for the first time (when he looks up from the aquarium), a mole can be seen near his right eye - a distinct facial feature of Lino's voice actor Robert De Niro. See more »
When the Shorties tag "Sharkslayer" on the wall, the painting of Oscar wearing armor and carrying a sword disappears after it is first seen. See more »
[a shark slowly approaches a worm, who frantically struggles to get free of his line... ]
Hi, I'm Lenny.
[the worm faints]
Ooh! Little buddy, did I scare you?
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During the closing credits, there is a final scene in which Lola finds a surprise waiting for her in Oscar's penthouse suite. See more »
"Shark Tale" is the latest animated feature from DreamWorks, the same studio that gave us "Antz" and "Shrek." This new story can be called a cross between "Finding Nemo" and "The Godfather." It's no "Shrek," but it's still enjoyable. The voice talent was well cast, with Will Smith as Oscar, the ambitious "small fish in a big pond" who finds himself an instant celebrity; Jack Black as Lenny, a peaceful vegetarian shark; Robert DeNiro as Don Lino, Lenny's father, the head of a shark mob, etc. The animation looks good, and a lot of movie references are clever. Sometimes, though, the producers of the movie seem to be trying too hard. But even if it doesn't always hit the mark, "Shark Tale" is worth a look.
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