MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,461 this week

Samson & Sally (1984)
"Samson og Sally" (original title)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 464 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 1 critic

Samson is a young whale that doesn't have friends. He spends his time listening to his mother's stories about the legendary whale Moby Dick. Samson becomes fascinated about it and decides to go on a journey to find Moby Dick.

Director:

Writers:

(book), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 16 Jul 2011
 
a list of 113 titles
created 13 Mar 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 179 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Samson & Sally" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Samson & Sally (1984)

Samson & Sally (1984) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Samson & Sally.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a boy child is stolen by bears who raise him as their own, his human parents hunt the bears in despair, and the boy is faced with the dilemma of who and what he is.

Director: Jannik Hastrup
Stars: Marlon Vilstrup, Joachim Boje Helvang, Otto Brandenburg
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The cute little jungle creature Hugo is one of his kind. Wanted by a millionaires wife as a pet, he travels to Copenhagen. Here he meets the street fox Rita. Together they tries to avoid ... See full summary »

Directors: Stefan Fjeldmark, Flemming Quist Møller
Stars: Jesper Klein, Kaya Brüel, Jytte Abildstrøm
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Hugo, the one-of-a-kind jungle animal, is snatched away from his home for a second time in another attempt for him to become an animal actor. Meanwhile, he's reunited with Rita the kind, ... See full summary »

Directors: Stefan Fjeldmark, Jørgen Lerdam, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Kaya Brüel, Mark Camacho, Søs Egelind
Animation | Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Sultan of Zanzibar has a problem--his harbor is infested with sharks. To solve the problem, he brings in twelve hippos to keep the sharks away, and it works. But once the hippos are no ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Feigenbaum
Stars: Burl Ives, Robert Morley, Paul Lynde
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Martin Short, James Belushi, Annie Golden
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn
Nocturna (2007)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An orphan boy named Tim is afraid of the dark. However when the stars start going out in the sky he finds himself exploring the world of the night his new friend, the cat Shepard, to find out why.

Directors: Adrià García, Víctor Maldonado
Stars: Imanol Arias, Joe Lewis, Molly Malcolm
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the future, pollution has driven humans deep under ground, where they tell legends of the paradise above. Two kids must find the path to the surface, while avoiding the humanoid, militaristic rats seeking to steal their dreams.

Director: Jannik Hastrup
Stars: Berthe Boelsgård, Jesper Schou, Anne Marie Helger
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jesper Klein ...
Samson (voice)
Helle Hertz ...
Sally (voice)
Per Pallesen ...
Seagull (voice)
Bodil Udsen ...
Samson's mother (voice)
Poul Thomsen ...
Samson's father (voice)
Kirsten Peüliche ...
Dolphin (voice)
Berthe Qvistgaard ...
Tortoise (voice)
Claus Ryskjær ...
Baleen whale (voice)
Preben Neergaard ...
Moby Dick (voice)
Ole Ernst ...
Captain (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Staffan Hallerstam ...
(voice)
Mathias Henrikson ...
(voice)
Heinz Hopf ...
(voice)
Ingvar Kjellson ...
(voice)
Louise Ræder ...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

Samson is a young whale that doesn't have friends. He spends his time listening to his mother's stories about the legendary whale Moby Dick. Samson becomes fascinated about it and decides to go on a journey to find Moby Dick.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 1984 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Samson & Sally: The Song of the Whales  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film uses an unusual technique for cel animation: after the animation is completed on paper, the drawings are photocopied onto card, colored and painted with oil pastels, Indian ink and acrylic, cut out and applied to the cel using double-sided sellotape. This technique was used again for Jannik Hastrup's next two films: Dreaming of Paradise (1987), War of the Birds (1990) and The Secret Weapon (1995). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautiful and touching film.
16 August 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this film various times when I was aged around four years old. The film impressed me very much, so much that I can still remember some parts of the film at this age, even though I haven't seen it for at least fourteen years. The film is mostly sad (though it has a happy ending), and looking back on it, I think it's not all that suitable for four or five years old, because the theme that is death occurs a couple of times in the film, and that may be scary at times. I vividly remember the death of Samson's mother and the few corpses of whales that he encountered after the oil disaster (which he prodded to see if they were still alive). I think that says enough about the impact that the film would have on four to five year olds. But for the rest it's an enjoyable and good film, quite intelligent as well (from what I can remember), but I wouldn't show it to children under the age of seven or eight.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Samson og Sally Thoughtless
Where can I find a digital copy of this? chswiatek
Discuss Samson & Sally (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?