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A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures -- Dive into adventure and fun with Sammy the sea turtle as he swims the ocean of the world searching for the love of his life, Shelly.  With his best pal, Ray, Sammy experiences the extraordinary and faces daunting challenges.  Based on the actual course of a sea turtle's life, this story of one creature's breathtaking journey is a thrilling voyage the whole family will love!
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures -- Bande announce No.2
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures -- Le making of du doublage
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures -- Bande annonce


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4 August 2010 (Belgium) See more »
A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming. | Add synopsis »
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Melanie Griffith ... Snow (voice)

Isabelle Fuhrman ... Hatchling Shelly (voice)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Sammy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anthony Anderson ... Ray (voice)

Gemma Arterton ... Shelley (voice: UK Version)
Sydney Hope Banner ... Loggerhead Turtle (voice)

Ed Begley Jr. ... GreenPeace Worker (voice)

Ben Bishop ... VW Driver / Male Hatchling #1 / Male Hatchling #2 / Ollie / Loggerhead Turtle 1 / Loggerhead Turtle 5 / Loggerhead Turtle 7 / Crowd / Fisherman #1 / Police #1 / Large Seal / Green Turtle / Old Male Turtle / Ben (voice: UK Version)
Christine Bleakley ... Sandra (voice: UK Version)
Julia Boecker ... Baby Buddha (voice: UK Version)

Darren Capozzi ... Robbie (voice)

Pat Carroll ... Old Female Turtle (voice)

Chris Andrew Ciulla ... Snow Crab (voice)

Dominic Cooper ... Sammy (voice: UK Version)
Melanie Cooper ... Snow (voice: UK Version)
Dennis Cruzado ... Shark (voice) (as Denis Kacenga)
Tim Dadabo ... Policeman (voice)
Ray Gillon ... Male Hatchling #3 / Crowd / Fisherman #2 / Hippie #2 / Police #2 / Greenpeace Worker #2 / Greenpeace Worker #3 / Lab Worker (voice: UK Version)

Kathy Griffin ... Vera (voice)

John Hurt ... Grandpa Sammy (voice: UK Version)

Sohm Kapila ... Rita (voice: UK Version)

Stacy Keach ... (voice)

Grant Klemann ... Hatchling #2 (voice)
Kierstin Koppel ... Female Turtle #2 (voice)
Anjella Mackintosh ... Female Hatchling / Loggerhead Turtle 2 / Vera / Old Female Turtle (voice: UK Version)

Jenny McCarthy ... (voice)
Carlos McCullers II ... Hatchling Ray (voice)

Scott Menville ... Jacko & additional voices

Kayvan Novak ... Fluffy / Slim / Seagull / Robbie (voice: UK Version)

Gigi Perreau ... Whale (voice)
Stephanie Powter ... Female Turtle #2 / Young Female Turtle (voice: UK Version)

Geoff Searle ... Jacko / Loggerhead Turtle 3 / Loggerhead Turtle 4 / Loggerhead Turtle 6 / Loggerhead Turtle 8 / Crowd / Hippie / Whale / Greenpeace Worker #1 / Hatchling Turtle (voice: UK Version)

Robert Sheehan ... Ray (voice: UK Version)
Georgia Sweeney ... Female Turtle #1 / Female Turtle (voice: UK Version)
Heather Trzyna ... Young Loggerhead Sally (voice)

Billy Unger ... Hatchling Sammy (voice)

Eric Unger ... Hatchling #1 (voice)

Directed by
Ben Stassen 
Writing credits
Ben Stassen (story) &
Domonic Paris (story)

Domonic Paris (screenplay)

Produced by
Jeremy Burdek .... executive producer
David Claikens .... associate producer
Lynn Cohen .... line producer
Eric Dillens .... executive producer
Gina Gallo .... producer
Nadia Khamlichi .... executive producer
Mimi Maynard .... producer
Domonic Paris .... producer
Adrian Politowski .... executive producer
Ben Stassen .... producer
Caroline Van Iseghem .... producer
Alex Verbaere .... associate producer
Gilles Waterkeyn .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ramin Djawadi 
Casting by
Gallo Maynard 
Mimi Maynard 
Art Direction by
Jeremy Degruson 
Production Management
Rick Gordon .... post-production manager
James Manke .... post-production supervisor
Vincent Philbert .... assistant production manager
Roger Schins .... assistant unit manager
Sound Department
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Damon Claus .... adr assistant: Market Street Sound
Bill Devine .... original dialogue recording engineer
Danny Ferraro .... adr recordist: Market Street Sound
James Glenton .... sound mix technician
Matt Hovland .... printmaster engineer
Jimmy Lifton .... adr facility
Brian Magrum .... dialogue mixer
Fabien Pochet .... adr re-recording mixer
Yves Renard .... sound effects editor
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
Yiannis Skandamis .... dubbing mixer
Luc Thomas .... sound re-recording mixer
Olivier Thys .... foley artist
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... recording facility supervisor
Steve Neal .... adr stage assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Meilhon Arnaud .... sets modeler
Aurelie Badin .... character shading artist
Aurelie Badin .... lead character shading
Kamal Bhardwaj .... lighter
Luca Buonamici .... lighting artist and TD support
Frederic Cervini .... lead lighting technical director: nWave Digital/Refractor
Nicolas Chombart .... lighting td
Wim Coene .... character supervisor
Lynn Cohen .... CGI line producer
Mazeau David .... compositor
Mazeau David .... digital compositor
Boris De Moffarts .... compositing supervisor
Matthieu Deltour .... blendshape artist
Julien Ducenne .... compositor
Curtis Edwards .... lighting supervisor
Jérome Escobar .... visual effects supervisor
Roland Franck .... digital artist
Carlo Giesa .... visual effects lead
Alban Kasikci .... digital compositor
Salauddin Kazi .... lighter
Jaye Krebs .... digital compositor
Mathias Lautour .... shading/lighting pipeline technical director
Anthony Leveque .... character texture painter
Mathieu Navarro .... character modeler
Catalin Niculescu .... rigging supervisor
Sylvain Nouveau .... fx td
De Cafmeyer Olivier .... character shading
De Cafmeyer Olivier .... fur artist
De Cafmeyer Olivier .... visual effects
Camil Planella .... lighter
Jordi Riera .... rendering technical director
Frederic Robert .... environment supervisor
Aurelie Rosman .... digital compositor
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... character technical director: setup/rigging
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... layout technical director
Yogesh Sherman .... lighter
Alex Vaida .... blendshape artist
Alex Vaida .... blendshape artist: 2008 Animation
Alex Vaida .... character modeler
Alex Vaida .... character modeler: 2007 Animation
Jelle Van den Audenaeren .... character modeler
Alexis Van der Haeghe .... lighter
Ronald van Rij .... lead lighter
Vincent Visca .... compositor
Vincent Visca .... pipeline engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Tailliez .... stereoscopic supervisor
Animation Department
Evan Coolen .... animator
Matthias De Clercq .... character designer
Brecht Debaene .... animator
Sébastien Ebzant .... layout artist
Sébastien Ebzant .... lead animator
Carlo Giesa .... lead rigging td
Lionel Hautier .... character designer
Marco La Torre .... animator
Ambre Maurin .... layout artist
Benjamin Mousquet .... animator
Benjamin Mousquet .... character designer
Benjamin Mousquet .... layout artist
Gregory Naud .... animator
Adrien Noterdaem .... character designer
Berry Olivier .... animator
Berry Olivier .... layout artist
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... character technical director: setup/rigging
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... layout technical director
Peter Segers .... animator
Philippe Tailliez .... animation finalizing supervisor
Jack Vandenbroele .... animator
Eitan Vineshtock .... animator
Casting Department
Gina Gallo .... casting and voice direction
Mimi Maynard .... casting and voice direction
Editorial Department
Julien Ducenne .... assistant editor
Aurelie Rosman .... assistant editor
Music Department
Dirk Brossé .... conductor
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
Alain De Ley .... music supervisor
Carla Deveux .... orchestra contractor: brussels philharmonic
Philippe Fontaine .... music recordist assistant
Bryce Jacobs .... composer: additional music
Bryce Jacobs .... musician
Justin Michael La Vallee .... composer: additional music (as Justin La Vallee)
Rob Simon .... ambient music designer
Rob Simon .... music editor
Other crew
Hugues De Keyzer .... lighting software developer
Guillaume Floret .... shading artist
Scott Malchus .... script supervisor
Martin Metz .... production executive
Gareth Molan .... electronic press kit
Jan Morrison .... production accountant
Roger Schins .... location manager
Iwona Sellers .... production executive
Bastien Sirodot .... production executive

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Also Known As:
"Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang" - France (original title)
"Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage" - International (English title)
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Rated PG for mild peril
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Ireland:G | Japan:G | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:6 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/4 (2D Version) | Portugal:M/6 (3D Version) | Singapore:G | South Korea:All | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:0 (canton of Vaud) | UK:U | USA:PG

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Greenpeace, one of the sponsors of this film, had their rescue ship featured as fighting a whaling ship.See more »
Fluffy the Cat:You don't want to end up like my last ami... zee chicken.
Sammy:The chicken?
Fluffy the Cat:Apsulimo, who's pen do you think this is?
Sammy:She eats animals?
Fluffy the Cat:Don't let the hippy-dippy attitude fool you. She will stuff you like a goose. Then its "heeekkkkkkkk!", throat slicing gesture , patee for everyone. Shhhh, here she comes now.
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A decent school holiday movie for the kids, but remember to go for the 3D version, 13 December 2010
Author: moviexclusive from Singapore

What is the most effective way to make a person feel guilty for being part of the human race? Try making him or her sit through a movie about a cute-looking, adorable-sounding baby sea turtle who struggles to survive against environmentally unfriendly human activity. Swimming through his adventures in the open ocean, Sammy has as much fun as an undertaker on his first day of work. As if contending against natural predators isn't bad enough, he has to dodge plastic litter, trawl fishing nets, illegal dump and oil spills, with only his fragile little shell on his back.

Though the praiseworthy green message behind the movie is no less deserving of being explored on the big screen, its delivery is all quite off-putting. For one thing, Sammy's Adventures is presented like a kids' picture book on sea turtles facts – too direct and simple with only a watered-down plot regarding a turtle's desire to see the world to hang onto. Think: this is how sea turtles look like and this is what they eat, this is where they go when they're swimming around in the ocean, this is what they have to go through to survive and this is what we as people, need to do to help them. In fact, at the end of the movie, after going through all of the terrible events of his life, Sammy literally tells us, almost word for word that 'humans should be more environmentally-conscious and that sea turtles need their help to survive, now, more than ever.'

Granted, the makers are probably trying to reach out to young audiences with its simple language and story – the target group of this type of genre, but it sounds just a tad too preachy for the rest of us. On a whole, it just lacks the charm and humour that both children and non- children alike, would look forward to in an animated cartoon. They do try to inject some light-heartedness with the funny sidekick character of Sammy's best friend as voiced by Anthony Anderson. If you think he sounds like that black computer hacker genius guy who was taken in by the secret service for looking at the thumbdrive with the secret information in it, then you are right – it is him.

To be fair, it's not by Disney Pixar, but the look of the movie is decently entertaining for anyone of any age. And, we have to most probably thank 3D technology for that. The various fast-motion travelling scenes are enjoyable to sit through because tricking your brain into thinking that your body is moving when it's actually not and having things popping up and flying into your face, is always fun.


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