October 1, 2004
Genre(s): Action, Comedy, Family, Animation
The computer animated Dreamworks movie "Shark Tale" involves a seedy underworld of shark gangsters and the brave fish determined to bring down the big bad boss. An unlikely partnership develops between a bottom feeder and a shark as they work together to create a new paradigm in their undersea community. The movie borrows aspects of its storyline from Disney's "The Reluctant Dragon" and makes several comedy references to the films "Jaws" and "The Godfather." Despite the movie's unusual premise, "Shark Tale" attracted a large number of big-name stars who were more than willing to record their voices for animated aquatic animals. The impressive cast list includes Will Smith, Robert DeNiro, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Ziggy Marley, Katie Couric and Peter Falk.