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The Top 5 Most Popular Fictional Sharks of Modern Times[Videos]

It's time to celebrate Shark Week and we wanted to give you something a little out of the ordinary. So, behold… The Top 5 Most Popular Fiction Sharks of Modern Times!


Street Sharks – Ripster, Jab, Streex, Big Slammu

Animated television series 1994 – 1996



First on our list is Street Sharks. It might be a bit out of the ordinary if you didn't have kids during the late 90's. The cartoon show was created to cash in on the popularity of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The show didn't last too for very long, but it definitely was ingrained in the minds of children and adults in the 90's.




1975-2002 Saturday Night Live sketch



“The Landshark is the cleverest species of them all…” The recurring Saturday Night Live character has been captivating audiences for over 20 years. The Landshark originally was on SNL as a Jaws II spoof, but he would become a recurring character with appearances in 8 more episodes. He showed up in seasons 1, 2, 3, 8, and 27.

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1976-1978 Saturday morning animated series



Jabberjaw is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon shark from the late 1970's. The Jabberjaw show aired on ABC for about 3 years. Jabberjaw is also the drummer of his cartoon band, The Neptunes.



Finding Nemo – Bruce, Chum, Anchor

2003 Computer-animated comedy-drama



Finding Nemo is one of Pixar's most popular films brings, and with that comes some of the world's most popular fictional sharks. Bruce, Chum, and Anchor are easily picked out of a crowd to both children and adults. The original Nemo movie's success spawned a sequel which is set to hit theaters in 2016… So, don't get too excited yet.




1975 American horror/thriller film



It's the most iconic shark of all time, Jaws. He is known to everyone despite your age or gender. The original Jaws movie was so successful that it eventually led to 3 sequels, all of which did very well in the box office.


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