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Samson og Sally (1984)

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:

Jannik Hastrup

Writers:

Bent Haller (book), Jannik Hastrup | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

9 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samson & Sally: The Song of the Whales See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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 three films: Dreaming of Paradise (1987), Fuglekrigen i Kanøfleskoven (1990) and Aberne og det hemmelige våben (1995). See more »

Alternate Versions

The US Just For Kids video release cuts out the Danish opening credits, a scene where a polar bear tries to get a killed seal ashore and a scene where the seagull defecates on the whaler after he is tied up. All other prints of the film keep these scenes intact. See more »

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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Amazing!
15 July 2005 | by leominorSee all my reviews

This animation based on the book, The Song of the Whale, is probably the greatest animation ever created. Samson is a young whale with a serious personality disorder who, through his lack of friends (besides an annoying sea gull), becomes obsessed with the stories of Moby Dick told by his mother. Basically the plot line is Samson searching for Moby Dick to help save the whales from the iron beasts (whalers). It's a great story and takes us deep into the depths of the ocean where we learn about the fun and danger of being a whale. From playing dead, to pestering polar bears, to oil spills, to a crazy walrus duo messed up on toxic waste doing a dance number and singing in gibberish. This movie definitely gets an excellent review from me, and trust me it's not just a kids movie. I first saw it at the age of 22 and I've loved it every since. I recommend watching it with a good friend with a pure heart and a little green.


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