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When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidently 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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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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Storyline

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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Behind every little fish is a great white lie. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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1 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sharkslayer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$468,690 (Japan) (11 March 2005)

Gross:

$4,151,626 (Japan) (8 April 2005)
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Trivia

The American Family Association, a Christian conservative organization, raised concerns about Shark Tale, suggesting that it was designed to promote the acceptance of gay rights by children. Primarily by having Lenny the Shark who is a vegetarian shark and his struggles as an allegory for the struggles gay men go through with their homosexuality. 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

Crazy Joe the hermit crab scuttles back and forth and interacts with the credits as they roll. They end with Mrs. Sanchez leaning out her window and telling everyone to go home because it's past their bedtime. See more »

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Features Yoshi's Story (1997) See more »

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I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland,
Jr.)
Performed by The Four Tops
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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