Shark Tale (2004)

PG   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

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1 October 2004 | lsrbigfoot
A Jamaican perspective...Writers/Directors/Producers be very careful
After seeing the opening today I have to admit...Shark's Tale was one of the corniest movie I've seen in my life...CORNY to the bone. The plot was awesome, and I had laughs, but the writers really tried too hard to make this movie too funny, and they're going to lose international credibility for it...a whole lot.

Let me give you a Jamaican perspective. I'm not taking anything from Ziggy Marley (Ernie) & Doug E. Doug (Bernie); they both couldn't have done the 'Jellyfish Rastas Duo' roles better. But seriously now, both roles were controversially laced with cuss words taken from the Jamaican dialect (thankfully that most Americans don't understand). And so, I felt quite embarrassed listening to the context in how it was done. I'm proud of my Jamaican culture and dialect and that many people would love to learn & experience it. But the writers just can't incorporate cuss words into a kid's movie like that.

It might be funny to some, but it also sends a negative message to the younger audience about different cultures. I wouldn't be surprised if, people walk out on this one when this comes out in the Caribbean.

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Did You Know?


Originally, Luca the octopus was going to be the character who died in the film but DreamWorks abandoned the idea as it was considered too dark and risky for a family film so it was replaced with Frankie's death because Frankie's death was more interesting.


Lenny: Hi, I'm Lenny.
Lenny: Ooh! Little buddy, did I scare you?


Lenny tells Frankie that he's cold because he's cold blooded. In fact, great white sharks are one of four types of shark that are warm blooded.

Crazy Credits

Crazy Joe the hermit crab scuttles back and forth and interacts with the credits as they roll. They end with Mrs. Sanchez leaning out her window and telling everyone to go home because it's past their bedtime.

Alternate Versions

For each international release, the role of the news reporter "Katie Current" was recast to a prominent female news anchor of that country: In the Australian version it is Tracy Grimshaw, former co-anchor of the Australian Today (1982) show; in the UK version it is 'Fiona Phillips', presenter of GMTV (1993); and in the Italian version it is Cristina Parodi, anchor-woman of Verissimo (1996).


Three Little Birds
Written by
Bob Marley
Performed by Sean Paul and Ziggy Marley
Produced by Stephen Marley
Sean Paul appears courtesy of VP Music Group, Inc./Atlantic Records
Ziggy Marley appears courtesy of The RCA Victor Group, a Unit of BMG Music
Original recording performed by Bob Marley
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


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Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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