Netflix Brings Back the Iconic Will Smith and Angelina Jolie Animated Movie ‘Shark Tale’

Published 03/27/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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Will Smith, in his decades-long marvelous career consisting of numerous blockbusters, reached an all-time high with the DreamWorks computer-animated movie Shark Tale. Animated movies today have truly jotted down what it means to be a brilliant work of art. Although still under-appreciated, it is a category one dwells in when looking for an all-rounded script. Not just in the screenplay, but the animation also keeps getting better and more breathtaking. That Dreamwork’s Shark Tale in 2004 laid down the foundation for it is undeniable.

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A movie that has Smith at his best even though he never truly appears on screen, got nominated for the Oscars, and to this day has a cult-like following: Shark Tale has finally found a home on Netflix.

Netflix adds Shark Tale to its catalog

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The record-shattering success of the Will Smith movie got creators interested in the potential of animation. It became one of the highest-grossing films of 2004. Therefore, it is only right that it finds a home in one of the greatest streamers of today. Shark Tale will be available to stream on Netflix from the 1st of April. Shark Tale boasted of a star-studded cast, one that included the likes of favorites, such as Will Smith, Robert DeNiro, and Angelina Jolie, among others. Its layered plot line, many interpreted as a jibe to the standards set by society, has made it the evergreen movie that it is.

More than the storyline, however, an element of the movie that got everyone talking was the animation. You will not need to look twice to see that Oscar is indeed Will Smith. The animation had people divided back then. Some applauded the move of making the characters look like that animated version of their voice actors while some are still waiting for an apology.

As the movie joins Netflix’s impressive collection of animated movies, one that includes the Oscar 2023 winner Pinocchio, it will be a marvelous trip down memory lane for its users.

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How much did Will Smith get paid for Shark Tale?

The movie was made on a budget of $75 million. And it completed its theatrical run worldwide with $374.6 million. This is a stunning feat to achieve for any movie and especially for one that was animated. Considering how it roped in other mega stars, many wondered what the pay that Smith received for playing Oscar was. And it was a whopping $15 million.

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It is important to note that the Shark Tale actor received only one-third of this for his performance on Independence Day, which is still considered to be monumental cinema.

Will you be watching Shark Tale on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Aliza Siddiqui is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She headed the Korean Wave team at a reputed organization for over a year and had over 1000 published articles on the subject to her name. She is currently persuing a degree in Psychology from Ewing Christin College.

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