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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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Angie (voice)
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Lenny (voice)
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Sykes (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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Rated PG for some mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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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

LOGO GIMMICK: The fisher boy in the moon throws his line (worm attached) into the ocean, where the worm encounters Lenny. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[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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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Got to Be Real
Written by David Foster, David Paich and Cheryl Lynn
Performed by Mary J. Blige featuring Will Smith
Produced by Andre Harris & Vidal Davis
Mary J. Blige appears courtesy of Geffen Records
Will Smith appears courtesy of Overbrook Music
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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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