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A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2010)

Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang (original title)
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A sea turtle, who was hatched in 1959, spends the next fifty years travelling the world, while it is being changed by global warming.


Ben Stassen (story), Domonic Paris (story) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Anthony Anderson ... Ray (voice)
Ed Begley Jr. ... GreenPeace Worker (voice)
Pat Carroll ... Old Female Turtle (voice)
Stacy Keach ... Grandpa Sammy (voice)
Yuri Lowenthal ... Young Sammy / Ollie (voice)
Kathy Griffin ... Vera (voice)
Melanie Griffith ... Snow (voice)
Jenny McCarthy ... Shelly (voice)
Gigi Perreau ... Whale (voice)
Darren Capozzi ... Robbie (voice)
Scott Menville ... Jacko / Additional Voices (voice)
Kierstin Koppel ... Female Turtle #2 (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Adlon ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Pam Adlon)
Gemma Arterton ... Shelly (voice)
Sydney Hope Banner Sydney Hope Banner ... Loggerhead Turtle (voice)


A sea turtle, who was hatched in 1959, spends the next fifty years travelling the world, while it is being changed by global warming.

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Rated PG for mild peril | See all certifications »

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The film's working title was "Around the World in 50 Years". 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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Followed by A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise (2012) See more »


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Written by Ari Levine, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Albert Winkler
Performed by Bruno Mars
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Much better than expected, and a big improvement over Fly Me to the Moon
11 April 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

To be honest, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it, let alone like it. Although I didn't hate Fly Me to the Moon(also directed by Ben Stassen) as much as others did, it did have a number of problems. In every way, A Turtle's Tale:Sammy's Adventure is a big improvement.

I won't say the film is perfect. The narrative is not as predictable or as saccharine as Fly Me to the Moon, in fact it is actually quite cute and appealing complete with a good message, but it does occasionally have its mundane and dull spots particularly with some scenes with the humans. The animation was in general amazing, but I did think some of the human character designs left a lot to be desired.

That said, when it comes to the 3D, this is one of those rare exceptions where I'd say the 3D version is a must-see. Because it is clear and sharp enough, and doesn't distract too much. And when it comes to the animation in general, a vast majority of it is amazing, with gorgeous colours and stunning underwater sequences. The soundtrack fits very well, the characters are very likable and endearing mostly, the writing is much funnier and smarter with the jokes not going as overboard as badly as they could have done(I'll drop a hint, no fainting female flies in sight!) and even the pace is snappier. The voice work is very good, with John Hurt the standout as older Sammy.

All in all, much better than expected. Beautiful to watch and much more appealing to a family audience than Stassen's previous effort. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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2.39 : 1
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