• Shark Tale (2004)

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Shark Tale

Release Date: October 1st, 2004

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2005

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Underachiever Oscar (Will Smith) is a pint-sized fish with grand aspirations. When mob-connected great white shark Frankie (Michael Imperioli) is accidentally killed, Oscar concocts a story with Frankie's peace-loving brother Lenny (Jack Black) that it was he who murdered the shark. Suddenly hailed "Sharkslayer" by his aquatic brethren, Oscar has bigger fish to fry when Frankie's father, mob boss Don Lino (Robert De Niro), dispatches his henchmen to track down his son's killer.

Cast: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Peter Falk, Michael Imperioli

Director: Bibo Bergeron , Vicky Jenson , Rob Letterman

Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Animated, Children

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Pacific Data Images (PDI)

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Creative, Son, Transformation, Underdog, Brother, Deception, Cheeky, Father, Love, Friendship, Playful, 2000s, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Comes off as an overly jokey but often quite entertaining spoof that should please families everywhere. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    By riffing off two iconic American narratives of the last 35 years, "The Godfather" and "The Sopranos," it has changed the template for animation, making a timely film that still deals with timeless children's themes. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Represents solid family entertainment, and will find a special place in the hearts of those who adore the "Godfather" movies and the TV series "The Sopranos." show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Animated Feature Film