ENJOY A NIGHT OF FISHY FUN WHEN �SHARK TALE� AIRS
AS THE �ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK,� APRIL 14
Academy Award-Nominated Film (Best Animated Feature) Will Air in HDTV
With 5.1-Channel Surround Sound and Spanish Audio via SAP
�Shark tale� made its way into the hearts of moviegoers around the world in 2004 and became an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. Starring a remarkable cast of voices that includes Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Ren�e Zellweger, Jack Black, Martin Scorsese, Doug E. Doug and Michael Imperioli, the hilarious family film will air in HDTV with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio, SATURDAY, APRIL 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
�Shark Tale� is a story of the underwater underworld, shaken up when the son of the shark mob boss (De Niro) is killed by an unlikely culprit -- a dropped anchor. Found at the scene is Oscar (Smith), a fast-talking small fish who�s been able to steer clear of trouble� until now! As a bottom feeder, Oscar realizes he stands to gain some points with the gang lord�s enemies by making himself appear to be the killer -- until too late he remembers that he inhabits a world in which big fish EAT small fish. Will Oscar be able to fin-agle his way out of his false claim and stay alive, or will he too sleep with the fishes (say what?)?
�Shark Tale�s� voice cast includes Will Smith (�The Pursuit of Happyness,� �Hitch�) as Oscar, Robert De Niro (�The Good Shepherd,� �Meet the Fockers�) as Don Lino, Ren�e Zellweger (�Cinderella Man�) as Angie, Jack Black (�The Holiday,� �Nacho Libre�) as Lenny, Martin Scorsese (�The Departed�) as Sykes, Doug E. Doug (TV�s �Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Bernie and Michael Imperioli (�The Sopranos�) as Frankie.
�Shark Tale� was directed by Bibo Bergeron (�The Road to El Dorado�), Vicky Jenson (�Shrek�) and Rob Letterman (�Los Gringos�), and written by Michael J. Wilson (�The Tuxedo�) and Rob Letterman. It is from Dreamworks Animation.
�SHARK TALE� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Shark Tale� will air in 720 Progressive (720P); ABC�s selected HDTV format and 5.1-channel surround sound and also in Spanish via SAP. (CC)
A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.