Shark Tale (2004, USA) C-90m. *** D: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman. Starring (the voices of) Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Ziggy Marley, Doug E. Doug, Peter Falk, Christina Aguilera. Funny underwater comedy (a Best Animated Feature nominee) about a fast-talking fish named Oscar (voiced by Will Smith) who yearns for fame and money in the underwater city where he lives. Then he gets mixed up with the mob (sharks voiced by De Niro et al) and their shy offspring. Hilarious ideas, engaging plot, this can stand comparison to FINDING NEMO (2003), although some saw this as a rip-off.


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