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USA: DreamWorks Distribution
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast (the voices of): Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Ziggy Marley, Doug E Doug, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore, Peter Falk, Katie Couric, Tracey Grimshaw, James Madio, Joseph Siravo
Directors: Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman
USA & UK: 90 mins
USA Rated: PG for some mild language and crude humor
UK Certificate: U contains some mildly scary moments
USA Release Date: 1 October 2004
UK Release Date: 15 October 2004
Oscar is a fast-talking little fish whose big dreams have a habit of landing him in hot water. Lenny is a great white shark with a sensitive side...and a secrethe's a vegetarian. When a great white lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and the truth about Lenny makes him an outcast, these two become the most unlikely of friends.
SHARK TALE stars the voices of Academy AwardŽ nominee Will Smith (I, ROBOT) as Oscar, a hustler who has always been able to fin-agle his way out of trouble, until now; two-time Academy AwardŽ winner Robert De Niro (RAGING BULL, THE GODFATHER, Part II) as Don Lino, a great white shark at the top of the Reef's food chain; Academy AwardŽ winner Renee Zellweger (COLD MOUNTAIN) as Angie, the beautiful angelfish who harbors a secret crush on Oscar; Academy AwardŽ winner Angelina Jolie (LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER movies) as the femme fatale, Lola, a cross between a lion fish and a dragonfish, who uses her feminine wiles to get what she wants; Jack Black (SCHOOL OF ROCK) as Don Lino's son Lenny, a great white shark who is a closet vegetarian; and multiple OscarŽ-nominated director Martin Scorsese (GANGS OF NEW YORK) 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: Doug E Doug and Ziggy Marley as Bernie and Ernie, two Rastafarian jellyfish with a stinging sense of humor; Michael Imperioli (THE SOPRANOS) as Don Lino's oldest son, Frankie, a chip off the old shark; Vincent Pastore (THE SOPRANOS) as Luca, an oily octopus, which makes him the perfect right-hand, left-hand, right-hand, left-hand man; veteran actor Peter Falk (COLUMBO) as Don Ira Feinberg, a shark who is long in the tooth, but still has plenty of bite left; and Katie Couric (TV's THE TODAY SHOW) as the Reef's top anchorfish, Katie Current.
SHARK TALE is directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman from a screenplay by Michael J Wilson and Letterman. The producers are Bill Damaschke, Janet Healy and Allison Lyon Segan, with Jeffrey Katzenberg serving as executive producer.
The SHARK TALE Soundtrack will feature selections from the score by Hans Zimmer, as well as songs from such multi-platinum and Grammy-winning artists as Christina Aguilera, featuring Missy Elliott, performing a new version of the disco classic "Car Wash"; Mary J. Blige, featuring Will Smith, doing "Got To Be Real"; Justin Timberlake and Timbaland performing "Good Foot"; and the film's Ziggy Marley partnered with Sean Paul on "Three Little Birds," the song made famous by Marley's father, Bob Marley. In addition, there are songs from JoJo, D12, Ludacris, India.Arie, and others. The Shark Tale Soundtrack will be released on September 21 on DreamWorks/Geffen Records.