Shark Tale Tickets Sell out in Venice
By James Wray Sep 7, 2004, 21:32 GMT
Tickets to the September 10 premiere of DreamWorks Animation's new computer-animated comedy "Shark Tale" sold out in a matter of hours. On Monday, September 6, people began lining up at 6:00 a.m. to buy tickets for the event, which was completely sold out by 1:00 that afternoon.
The premiere screening, which is part of the Venice Film Festival is being held outdoors in the city's historic Piazza San Marco. The film's stars Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie, and Michael Imperioli will be among the estimated 5,000 people in attendance at the premiere. The Piazza is being transformed into an outdoor theatre for the event, complete with a huge inflatable screen.
Opening nationwide on October 1, 2004, "Shark Tale" tells the story of Oscar, a fast-talking little fish whose big dreams have a habit of landing him in hot water. Lenny is a great white shark with a sensitive side ... and a secret -- he's a vegetarian.
When a great white lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and the truth about Lenny makes him an outcast, these two become the most unlikely of friends. "Shark Tale" stars the voices of Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Martin Scorsese, Doug E. Doug, Ziggy Marley, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore, Peter Falk and Katie Couric. The film was directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman from a screenplay by Michael J. Wilson and Rob Letterman. The producers are Bill Damaschke, Janet Healy and Allison Lyon Segan, with Jeffrey Katzenberg serving as executive producer.
The Shark Tale Soundtrack, featuring such artists as Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, Ziggy Marley, Sean Paul, JoJo, D12, Ludacris, India.Arie, and others, will be released on September 21 on DreamWorks/Geffen Records.
Full details on the movie here.