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Shark Bait (2006)

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One fish must find his destiny to save his home and the love of his life from a bullying shark.

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Anurag Mehta (story), Timothy Wayne Peternel (story) (as Timothy Peternel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Rhys-Davies ... Thorton (voice)
Bruno Alexander ... Pi's Dad (voice)
Reedy Gibbs Reedy Gibbs ... Pi's Mom (voice)
Jimmy Bennett ... Young Pi (voice)
Dylan Cash ... Young Percy (voice)
Megahn Perry ... Percy's Mum / Female Parrotfish (voice)
Trent Ford ... Percy (voice)
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Pi (voice)
Rob Schneider ... Pelican / Indian Crab / Bart / Eddie / Lobster / Madge the Starfish / Lou / Nerissa / Conch Shell (voice)
Mel Rodriguez ... Manny / Dr. Tang (voice)
Richard Epcar ... Moe (voice)
R. Lee Ermey ... Jack (voice)
David Fickas ... Max / Squid No. 3 / Big Shark (voice)
Andy Dick ... Dylan / Curious Shark (voice)
Evan Rachel Wood ... Cordelia (voice)
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Storyline

After losing everything, a young fish, Pi, goes to live with his family on the Reef. There he meets the love of his life but finds that she already has the unwanted affections of a bully shark. He must follow his destiny to save her and rid the Reef of this menace for good. Written by C. Ambrose

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The adventure continues (Israeli tag-line)

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Animation | Family

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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

USA | South Korea

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pearl See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Originally named "The Reef". See more »

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[imitating Darth Vader from 'Star Wars V']
Sharp-toothed baddie sidekick: I am your father. Come to the dark side. Oh wait - you can't come to the dark side because you're not evil enough.
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References Free Willy (1993) See more »

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Intoxicate
Written by Helen Coleshill
Performed by Helen Coleshill
Courtesy of konsonant
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One of the worst animated films I have seen
12 June 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I adore animation, I grew up on it, but I have seen some real stinkers. When it comes to computer animated films, at the top of my head, I can only think of Animals United and Doogal that are worse. Other than a couple of good frames in the haunted shipwreck sequence, The Reef(aka Sharkbait) is a mess.

The animation/graphics are terrible lacking in originality and attention to detail, in fact some scenes look incomplete. The colours are plentiful but look flat in shade and the backgrounds look as though they were taken out of Finding Nemo and Shark Tale. Worse are the character designs which are incredibly forced and stiff.

There is also some really poor writing as well, it is clichéd and lacking severely in humour and heart. The film is too short and has moments where it feels rushed or too pedestrian which further exposes the story for what it is. The story is also a major weak link, it is very thin and feels recycled of other (better) animated films. And even when it didn't feel like that, the level of unoriginality that is in this film is shocking.

None of the characters I felt anything for, they were either bland or annoying. On paper, the vocal cast seemed tolerable, on film they sound bored and sound as though they are not connecting with the characters.

Overall, as much as I love animation I really disliked this. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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