It's a fish-eat-fish world," according to one of the many dogged laugh lines in " Shark Tale ," an undersea cartoon feature from DreamWorks. But that's not true in the world of animation, where, thanks to a phenomenal string of films from Pixar, it's smart-eat-dumb, brilliant-eat-banal. Where "Nemo" was inspired, "Shark Tale" is tired, though it covers some of its fatigue with frenzied pacing. Where "Nemo" teemed with fresh ideas and kicked up tidal waves of emotion, "Shark Tale" settles for jokey, feeling-free riffs on overused themes -- TV, old movies, celebrity culture. Still the story leaves you snoozing with the fishes. De Niro has played in movies directed by Martin Scorsese.
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Christina Aguilera has a bit of a sting in her next video — she's animated as a jellyfish for her remake of the disco classic "Car Wash" with Missy Elliott for the "Shark Tale" soundtrack. Elliott is animated as well, as a tuna fish whose face bears a striking resemblance to her own. Aguilera's marine-life clone is a little less obvious. She becomes a Rastafarian jellyfish who has only a few of the singer's features. Both were animated for the movie and appear in a closing-scene musical number that features the two performing their cover of Rose Royce's hit as the credits roll. Check out the song and the rest of the soundtrack in our online album preview. It's very, very cute. It's very, very funny. In the music video, scenes from the movie — including Will Smith's fast-talking fish Oscar giving the two musicians call-outs — are paired with footage of the two singers recording in the studio.
Skip to Content. We're updating our reviews to better highlight authentic stories and accurate, diverse representations. See something that needs to be addressed? Suggest an update to this review. Viewers get a view of life under the sea-- but with all the cultural and product references, it seems to mirror our own urban life. It's important to be real with your friends rather than be distracted by the superficialities of glamor and fame. Lenny is a shark vegetarian and must learn to be himself no matter what other sharks think about it.
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