Among the extras on the Shark Tale disc is a dance lesson featuring a bunch of sharks doing the hustle. How…ironic. DreamWorks’ fishy urban remix of Finding Nemo may please undemanding tykes, but the crass commercial calculation that oozes from its every gill makes the movie impossible to respect (despite its Oscar nomination!). All the voice-over celebrity in Hollywood (Scorsese! Jolie! De Niro!) can’t overcome a script that lazily mistakes pop-culture references for dialogue, an annoying hero (Will Smith’s Oscar), and an ugly, tagand-run color palette. Next to Pixar product, this one’s a bottom-feeder.
EXTRAS In addition to the dance tips, there are games, technical goofs, a filmmakers’ commentary track, and an amusing ”Gigi the Whale” skit with the voice of Vincent Pastore. But where’s the featurette on product placement?