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Shark Tale (2004)

When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Oscar (voice)
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Don Lino (voice)
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Angie (voice)
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Lenny (voice)
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Lola (voice)
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Sykes (voice)
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Ernie (voice)
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Bernie (voice)
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Frankie (voice)
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Luca (voice)
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Don Feinberg (voice)
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Katie Current (voice)
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Crazy Joe (voice)
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Shortie #1 (voice)
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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 Anonymous

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The story of what happens when one little fish tells a great white lie... See more »


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Rated PG for some mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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1 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Sharkslayer  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,692,292 (Australia) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$160,762,022 (USA) (31 December 2004)
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Trivia

According to Hans Zimmer, he told producer Jeffrey Katzenberg that he could not deal with any more epic films, but wanted to do a fun animated movie instead, and so he got the chance to compose for this film. See more »

Goofs

Lenny tells Frankie that he's cold because he's cold blooded. In fact, great white sharks are one of four types of shark that are warm blooded. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[a shark slowly approaches a worm, who frantically struggles to get free of his line... ]
Lenny: Hi, I'm Lenny.
[the worm faints]
Lenny: Ooh! Little buddy, did I scare you?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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References Cribs (2000) See more »

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Written by Justin Timberlake and Tim Mosley (as Timothy Z. Mosley)
Performed by Justin Timberlake and Tim Mosley (as Timbaland)
Produced by Tim Mosley (as Timbaland)
Justin Timberlake appears courtesy of Jive Records
Timbaland appears courtesy of Blackground Records
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Have Animated Features Jumped the Shark?
18 November 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"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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