(CN) - The Weinstein Company withheld distribution fees from the animated movie "Shark Bait" for five years, a smaller studio claims in court.
Wonderworld Studios sued The Weinstein Company for breach of contract and accounting in Los Angeles Superior Court.
"Shark Bait" told the story of a young fish named Pi, voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr., who tried to save his love interest from the unwanted attention of a bullying shark. Other vocal talents included Andy Dick, Rob Schneider, Evan Rachel Wood and Donal Logue.
Wonderworld claimed that Weinstein failed to make quarterly accounting statements available for five years after the 2007 release of the film, which was also known as "The Reef."
Over the years since the film's release, Weinstein accounted for receipts of the movie "rarely on a timely basis and usually only after Wonderworld's repeated requests," Wonderworld claims.
And Weinstein has not delivered accounting or payments for the last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, according to the lawsuit.
Wonderworld is represented by Gregory Aldisert and Gregory Gabriel of the Santa Monica, Calif. law firm Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert.