October 1, 2004
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Directors: Eric "Bibo" Bergeron, Vicky Jenson
MPAA Rating: PG (for some mild language and crude humor)
Screenwriter: Michael J. Wilson
Starring: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Martin Scorsese, Peter Falk, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore, Doug E. Doug, Ziggy Marley
Official website: SharkTale.com
Oscar (Smith) is a fast-talking little fish who dreams big. But his big dreams land him in hot water when a great white lie turns him into an unlikely hero. At first, his fellow fish swallow Oscar’s story hook, line and sinker and he is showered with fame and fortune. It's all going along swimmingly, until it starts to become clear that Oscar's tale about being the defender of the Reef is all wet. Oscar is finding out that being a hero comes at a Market Price when his lie threatens to make him the Catch of the Day. Now he has to tread water until he can get the scales to tip back in his favor again. "Shark Tale" stars the voices of Will Smith as Oscar, a hustler, who has always been able to fin-agle his way out of trouble, until now; Robert De Niro as Don Lino, a great white shark at the top of the Reef’s food chain; Renée Zellweger as Angie, a beautiful angel fish who harbors a secret crush on Oscar; Angelina Jolie as Lola, the femme fatale, a dragon fish who uses her feminine wiles to get what she wants; Jack Black as Don Lino’s son Lenny, a great white shark who is a closet vegetarian; and Martin Scorsese as Sykes, a puffer fish who is full of hot air and never misses an opportunity to make a few extra clams. Rounding out the main cast are: veteran actor Peter Falk as Don Brizzi, a shark who is long in the tooth, but still has plenty of bite left; Michael Imperioli as Don Lino's oldest son Frankie, a chip off the old shark; Vincent Pastore as Luca, an oily octopus, which makes him the perfect right-hand man; and Doug E. Doug and Ziggy Marley as Bernie and Ernie, two Rastafarian jelly fish with a stinging sense of humor.