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    Added on: 28/10/2005 14:23
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    Shark Tale (UK)

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    In fall, a new school will rule
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 90 mins
    Retail Price: £22.99
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    Oscar (voiced by Will Smith), a lowly tongue-scrubber at the local Whale Wash, becomes an improbable hero when he tells a great white lie. To keep his secret, Oscar teams up with an outcast vegetarian shark, Lenny (Jack Black), and the two become the most unlikely of friends. When his lie begins to unravel, it`s up to Oscar`s loyal friend Angie (Renée Zellweger) and Lenny to help him stand up to the most feared shark in the water and find his true place in the reef.

    Special Features:
    CLUB OSCAR: This must-sea exclusive-to-the-DVD segment brings viewers behind the seaweed ropes of the hottest club under the sea..."Club Oscar." Created by the DreamWorks animation team and featuring the star-studded Shark Tale voice talent "gettin` fishy with it," this hilarious animated sequence stars all of the Shark Tale characters showcasing their best dance moves.

    CLUB OSCAR: GET YOUR GROOVE ON:Once the dancing is done, home viewers are invited to shake their tail fins along with their favourite characters under the sea with a special learn to dance sequence by the film`s famed choreographer Nadine "Hi-Hat" Colquhon.

    GIGI THE WHALE: A fully animated, tongue-in-cheek clip featuring audition footage of Gigi The Whale (voiced by Vincent Pastore) reading for a role in Shark Tale.

    DIRECTOR`S COMMENTARY: How do you "fishify" Will Smith? What does it take to create Time Square at the bottom of the ocean? Get the answer to these and other questions swirling around the sea in a delightful director`s commentary by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman that provides insider information on the making of this fun-filled animation hit.

    ROUGH WATERS: A hilarious look at what happened when the animation process did not go according to plan during the movie`s production.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Martin Scorsese
    Angelina Jolie
    Jack Black
    Renée Zellweger
    Robert De Niro
    Will Smith

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A rather ordinary (and occasional dull) movie from the creators of Shrek. Come on - there`s only THAT many animated movies that can be done about fish, OK?
    The movie tells the story of a liar fish and of a sissy shark. As simple as that. Or is it? Well, I found the movie too filled with gay issues (the father shark yelling at it son for dressing up as a dolphin, for example). Naturally, one has to be an adult to notice these so-called subtleties, but still - I don`t think these issues ought to be addressed in what should be a kids` movie.
    The video transfer is very good. The animation is flawless and the colors are well saturated.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack and the matching Croatian, Greek and Hebrew soundtracks are all great. The surrounds are used occasionally and provide a decent sound envelope.
    However, the movie`s music is truly pitiful. R&B and animation are NOT to be mixed together ever again.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the directors, an additional short movie, some pathetic dancing lessons, some intentional bloopers, a behind the scenes featurette, an interactive picture gallery, some interactive games and some DVD-ROM features. For a single disc edition, the extras are quite nice.
    Bottom line - an average (yet occasionally spectacular) movie with several problematic themes, but other than that a recommended rental.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/10/2005 20:30