DreamWorks' computer-animated comedy Shark Tale will make its North Americanpremiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, an announcement whichmakes it a virtual lock for a world premiere slot at Venice.

Other films that haven't screened previouslymaking North American premieres at Toronto include Todd Solondz's Palindromes, featuring Jennifer JasonLeigh, Ellen Barkin and Chris Penn; Roger Michell's Enduring Love, based on the novel by Ian McEwan and starringSamantha Morton; and Lukas Moodysson's AHole In My Heart. All three filmmakers are so high profile that Venice isthe only festival likely to trump Toronto for world premiere status.

TIFF also said it will introduce matineeGala Presentations, of which Shark Tale willbe one. Another matinee Gala will be announced closer to the festival. The moveincreases the number of coveted Gala slots from 18 to 20.

Directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron,and Rob Letterman, Shark Talefeatures the voices of Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, AngelinaJolie, Jack Black, and Martin Scorsese telling a fable of a little fish withbig dreams who gets caught in a great white lie.