Aguilera, Blige Reel In 'Shark Tale' Soundtrack
Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be featured on the soundtrack to the animated DreamWorks feature "Shark Tale." The set is due Sept. 28 via DreamWorks/GeffeChristina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be featured on the soundtrack to the animated DreamWorks feature "Shark Tale." The set is due Sept. 28 via DreamWorks/Geffen.
Aguilera and Elliott have teamed up to record a new version of the disco classic "Car Wash." A No. 1 hit for Rose Royce on Billboard's pop chart in 1977, the original cut was the title track of the group's 1976 MCA debut and heard in the film of the same name.
It's not the first time Aguilera and Elliott have teamed for a remake from the era. The latter co-produced with Rockwilder the smash hit version of "Lady Marmalade" for the 2001 "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack that also featured Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink. That Labelle cover held the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 for five weeks.
Blige has also remade a classic 1970s disco number for the set, taking on Cheryl Lynn's "To Be Real." Also confirmed for the set is a Ziggy Marley/Sean Paul collaboration (Marley's father Bob's "3 Little Birds") and an unknown song by Will Smith, who voices the film's featured character, Oscar.
Marley is also featured in the film, partnered with Doug E. Doug as Ernie and Bernie, respectively, a pair of Rastafarian jellyfish.
Set to open Oct. 1 in U.S. theaters, "Shark Tale" also boasts the voices of Robert DeNiro (as the shark, "Don Lino"), Renee Zelleweger ("Angie" the angelfish), Angelina Jolie ("Lola" the dragon fish), director Martin Scorsese (puffer fish "Sykes"), Peter Falk (shark "Ira Feinberg") and Vincent Pastore (octopus "Luca"). Jack Black and Michael Imperioli give voice to Don Lino's sons "Lenny" and "Frankie," respectively.
"Shark Tale" will premiere in September at film festivals in Italy and Canada, as well as New York. On Sept. 10, it will become the first animated feature ever screened at the Venice Film Festival, while on Sept. 12 it will be the first daytime gala screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Sept. 27 premiere in New York will take place at the outdoor Delacorte Theater in Central Park. It will be the first film ever shown at the home of the Public Theater's annual "Shakespeare in the Park" series.
A preview can be found on the official "Shark Tale" Web site.