Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. The film was directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, and Rob Letterman (in his feature directorial debut), from a screenplay written by Letterman and Michael J. Wilson. The film features an ensemble cast that includes the voices of Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Ziggy Marley, Doug E. Doug, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore, Peter Falk, and Katie Couric. It tells the story of Oscar, an underachieving fish who falsely claims to have killed the son of a shark mob boss, to advance his community standing. Oscar teams up with the mobster's younger son to keep up the facade.
In the Southside Reef, a lowly Bluestreak cleaner wrasse named Oscar fantasizes about being rich and famous, but owes money to his boss, a pufferfish named Sykes. His best friend, an angelfish named Angie, offers him a pearl that was a gift from her grandmother to pawn and pay his debt. Meanwhile, Don Lino, the boss of a mob gang of sharks, orcas, swordfish, and octopuses, dislikes that his son Lenny is a vegetarian, and orders his eldest son, Frankie, to mentor Lenny.
|director||Bibo Bergeron Rob Letterman Vicky Jenson|
|genre||adventure animation comedy crime|
|keywords||anchor angelfish best friend bluestreak cleaner wrasse bos crush dolphin dump fight gang member gold digger hermit crab horse racing jellyfish kidnap kill lionfish machine meet new life octopus orca pomacanthidae pufferfish seahorse seahorse race swordfish tetraodontidae vegetarian vegetarianism|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Animated Feature|
|producer||Allison Lyon Segan Bill Damaschke Janet Healy|
|productionCompany||AFI Catalog of Feature Films DreamWorks Animation|
|theme||animated buddy buddy comedy crime comedy|