Shark Tale

Shark Tale

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Director: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman

Cast: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman, Will Smith

     
 

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Oceanic wise guys meet up with a small fish who has a big attitude in this computer-animated comedy. Don Lino (voice of Robert De Niro) is the patriarch of a family of sharks who lord over a bustling aquatic community based along a massive underwater reef. Don Lino has two sons, Frankie (voice of Michael Imperioli) and Lenny (voice of Jack Black); Frankie is a… See more details below

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Oceanic wise guys meet up with a small fish who has a big attitude in this computer-animated comedy. Don Lino (voice of Robert De Niro) is the patriarch of a family of sharks who lord over a bustling aquatic community based along a massive underwater reef. Don Lino has two sons, Frankie (voice of Michael Imperioli) and Lenny (voice of Jack Black); Frankie is a carnivorous tough guy who takes after his father, but Lenny is, at heart, a kind soul who has earned the ire of his dad by becoming a vegetarian. One of Don Lino's cronies is Sykes (voice of Martin Scorsese), who runs a "whale wash" where Oscar (voice of Will Smith) scrubs aquatic mammals for a living. Oscar is a small but ambitious fish who dreams of making something of himself, and when a dropped anchor accidentally kills Frankie, Oscar is suddenly (if mistakenly) celebrated as "the shark killer." Oscar's overnight fame attracts the attentions of Lola (voice of Angelina Jolie), a slinky dragon fish who woos Oscar away from his steady date, Angie (voice of Renée Zellweger); however, Oscar strikes up a friendship with Lenny and has to decide what to do when Don Lino and Sykes decides it's time to "take care" of the "different" shark. Also popping up in Shark Tale's all-star voice cast are Peter Falk, Vincent Pastore, Ziggy Marley, and Katie Couric.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
As gangster-film parodies go, Shark Tale is in a league of its own -- 20,000 leagues under the sea, that is. This Academy Award-nominated computer-animated feature reeled them in at the box office and, with its rich complement of special features, should make it an even bigger splash on DVD. The A-list voice cast gives a new meaning to "star fish." Will Smith is jive-talking Oscar, a tongue scrubber at the local Whale Wash who yearns to live among the "somebodies" at the top of the reef. Renée Zellweger costars as Angie, a co-worker with an unrequited crush on the clueless Oscar. Robert De Niro is Don Lino, a shark looking to turn over control of the reef to his sons, but one of them gives him a sinking feeling. Jack Black is Lenny (presumably a play on the fact that he sounds like Laverne & Shirley's Squiggy), a vegetarian with no taste for the family business. Lenny and Oscar form a surprising alliance when Oscar is mistaken for a shark slayer. Fame and fortune turn his head, but Oscar will learn that life at the top of the reef can be a shallow existence. The supporting voice cast is no less impressive, with Martin Scorsese as a puffer fish to whom Oscar is deep in debt and Angelina Jolie as a gold-digging fish fatale. The script is filled with movie references and puns -- there "shell-phones," a "prawnshop," and an anchorwoman named "Katie Current," perkily voiced by Katie Couric. Taking its cue from the Shrek DVDs, the Shark Tales disc contains an exclusive animated musical segment set on the dance floor of "Club Oscar." Shark Tale does not tell as primal a story as Finding Nemo, and many of the jokes will float over children's heads, but the film's high spirits never flounder.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
UPC:
0678149195620
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG
Source:
Dreamworks Animated
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
16,041

Special Features

Closed Caption; Rough Waters - hilarious technical bloopers; A Tour You Can't Reef-Use - interactive, in-depth guide through the Shark Tale world; The Music of Shark Tale; DWK: DreamWorks Kids - This way to play! More than 20 exciting games and activities

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Smith Oscar
Robert De Niro Don Lino
Renée Zellweger Angie
Jack Black Lenny
Angelina Jolie Lola
Martin Scorsese Sykes
Ziggy Marley Ernie
Doug E. Doug Bernie
Michael Imperioli Frankie
Vincent Pastore Luca
Peter Falk Ira Feinberg
David Soren Worm,Killer Whale #2,Shrimp,Starfish #1
Katie Couric Katie Current
David P. Smith Crazy Joe
Bobb'e J. Thompson Shortie #1
Kamali Minter Shortie #2
Emily Lyon Segan Shortie #3
Lenny Venito Giuseppe,Great White #1
Saverio Guerra Pontrelli
Shelley Morrison Mrs. Sanchez
Mark Swift Announcer
James Madio Great White #2,Hammerhead
Frank Vincent Great White #3
Joseph Siravo Great White #5
Steve Alterman Messenger Fish,Tip Fish #2
Phil LaMarr Prawn Shop Owner
Jenifer Lewis Motown Turtle
Sean Bishop Great White #4,Killer Whale #1,Tip Fish #1
Latifa Ouaou Whale Wash Co-Worker
James Ryan Cashier,Clown Whale,Oyster,Starfish #2
David Yanover Taxi Fish
Seana Kofoed Shorty 3
Nick Glennie-Smith Conductor
Gavin Greenaway Conductor

Technical Credits
Bibo Bergeron Director
Vicky Jenson Director
Rob Letterman Director,Screenwriter
Manuel Almela Animator
Line Korsgaard Andersen Animator
Manuel Aparicio Animator
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Arnaud Berthier Animator
Mark Binder Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Philippe Le Brun Animator
Darrin Butts Animator
Sue Campbell Animator
Alessandro Carloni Animator
Mike Chock Sound Editor
Minhee Choe Animator
Scott Claus Animator
Nadine "Hi-Hat" Colquhoun Choreography
Michelle Cowart Animator
Emanuela Cozzi Animator
Steve Cunningham Animator
Bill Damaschke Producer
Sylvain Deboissy Animator
Seth Engstrom Art Director
Mark Farquhar Animator
Leslee Feldman Casting
Bruce Ferriz Animator
Janet Healy Producer
Darren Higman Musical Direction/Supervision
John Hill Animator
Cameron Hood Animator
Martin P. Hopkins Animator
Gabe Hordos Animator
Steve Horrocks Animator
Kyle Arthur Jefferson Animator
Jakob Hjort Jensen Animator
Cathy Jones Animator
Yair Kantor Animator
Jeffrey Katzenberg Executive Producer
Shawn Keller Animator
Aaron Kirby Animator
Chris Kirshbaum Animator
Holger Leihe Animator
Peter Lonsdale Editor
Ronald W. Lukas Set Decoration/Design
Kevin MacLean Animator
MaryAnn Malcomb Animator
Mark Mangini Sound Editor
Steve Mason Animator
Sean McLaughlin Animator
Samuel Michlap Art Director
Gavin Moran Animator
Claire Morrissey Animator
Ken Morrissey Animator
Andy Nelson Sound Mixer
Paul Newberry Animator
Joe Oh Animator
Simon Otto Animator
Gabriele Pennacchioli Animator
Jean-Francois Rey Animator
Douglas Rogers Set Decoration/Design
Erik C. Schmidt Animator
Allison Lyon Segan Producer
Kristof Serrand Animator
Umesh Shukla Consultant/advisor
Andrea Simonti Animator
Daniel St. Pierre Production Designer
Cameron Stevning Production Manager
Mike Surrey Animator
Mark Swift Associate Producer
Yoshimichi Tamura Animator
Oliver Thomas Animator
Theodore Ty Animator
Jim Van der Keyl Animator
John H. Venzon Editor
Dimos Vrysellas Animator
Laura Z. Wasserman Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Weaver Animator
Greg Whittaker Animator
Wade Wilson Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Michael J. Wilson Screenwriter
Scott Wright Animator
Kathy Zielinski Animator
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20

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