Shark Tale

2004 American animated adventure film by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, and Rob Letterman

Shark Tale is a 2004 animated comedy movie. It was produced, made and owned by DreamWorks Animation Productions for DreamWorks Pictures and directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman. It is a different movie than A Fish Tale.

Shark Tale
Directed byVicky Jenson
Bibo Bergeron
Rob Letterman
Screenplay byMichael J. Wilson
Rob Letterman
Produced byBill Damaschke
Janet Healy
Allison Lyon Segan
StarringWill Smith
Robert De Niro
Renée Zellweger
Jack Black
Angelina Jolie
Martin Scorsese
Edited byNick Fletcher
Music byHans Zimmer
Distributed byDreamWorks Pictures1
Release dates
  • September 10, 2004 (2004-09-10) (Venice)
  • October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$75 million[2]
Box office$367.3 million[2]



The movie wasn't well-liked and many thought it was too similar to Jaws and The Godfather. And a lot of critics (including Roger Ebert) said that they liked Finding Nemo better. However, it did get #1 at the box office for three weeks straight and got nominated Best Animated Feature at the 2004 Oscars, but lost to The Incredibles.



In April 2011, DreamWorks Animation's CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, commented that the studio did not have plans to produce future movie genre parodies like Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Megamind, saying that these moviess "all shared an approach and tone and idea of parody, and did not travel well internationally. We don't have anything like that coming on our schedule now."[3]


  1. "Shark Tale". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Shark Tale (2004)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  3. Lieberman, David (April 26, 2011). "DreamWorks Animation Pins Hopes On 'Kung Fu Panda 2' After 1Q Earnings Fall Short". Deadline. Retrieved September 17, 2012.