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A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise (2012)

Sammy's avonturen 2 (original title)
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Sammy and Ray, leatherback turtles and friends forever, are enjoying an atoll's water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, a poacher swoops in and ships... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Shearman ... Sammy (voice) (as Johnny Wesley)
Thomas Lee Thomas Lee ... Ray (voice)
Cinda Adams ... Veterinarian (voice)
Mari Devon ... American Woman (voice) (as Jane Alan)
Carlos McCullers II Carlos McCullers II ... Ray (voice)
Dino Andrade ... Manuel Hogfish (voice)
Joe Thomas ... Lulu the Lobster (voice)
Mario Anthony Mario Anthony ... Fisherman 2 - Jamaican (voice)
George Babbit George Babbit ... Diver (voice)
Deanne Basque Deanne Basque ... Mother Octopus (voice)
Brianne Brozey ... Prince 3 (voice) (as Murray Blue)
Chris Andrew Ciulla ... Russian Snowcrab (voice)
Darren Capozzi ... Tremaine (voice)
Joey D'Auria Joey D'Auria ... Moray Eel Philippe (voice) (as Joseph W. Terry)
Terri Douglas ... Little Fish (voice)
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Sammy and Ray, leatherback turtles and friends forever, are enjoying an atoll's water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, a poacher swoops in and ships them off to be part of a spectacular aquarium show for tourists in Dubai. The kingpin of the place, Big D the seahorse, enlists them in his plans for a great escape. But with their new friends Jimbo the bug-eyed blob fish and Lulu the snippy lobster, Annabel the sweet Octopus, and a whole family of penguins, Sammy and Ray hatch breakout plans of their own. That is when little Ricky and Ella arrive, determined to break in to rescue them. After a series of thrilling adventures and narrow escapes, our heroes head south to meet up with Shelly, Sammy's first and only love. Written by safwan

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Belgium | USA | France

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English

Release Date:

13 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise See more »

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$23,494,826
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Dolby Digital

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2.39 : 1
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Crazy Credits

After the first set of credits, we see Big D inside a fishbowl, right next to the aquarium manager, who's now a security guard. See more »

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UK versions are cut for mild bad language to earn a U rating. A PG uncut was available to the distributors, but they opted to release the cut version with a lower rating. See more »


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Rock El Casbah
Written by Joe Strummer (as J. Strummer), Mick Jones (as M. Jones), Topper Headon (as T. Headon), Adat, and Rachid Taha
Performed by Rachid Taha
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Sammy's fun, if not quite great, escape
29 September 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Not sure how popular an opinion this is, but to me the first 'A Turtle's Tale' film was surprisingly enjoyable, one of those films where there was uncertainty as to whether it would be enjoyed let alone liked.

'Sammy's Great Escape' wasn't just worthy but from personal opinion just as good. It was a fun piece of escapism, it wasn't great or awards worthy but didn't need to be to be worth watching. All it needed to be was be something that didn't feel or look amateurish and have a story and characters worth investing in. 'Sammy's Great Escape' succeeds at this even with sizable room for improvement. Not everything works, although most of its components do.

There are some strange character designs admittedly, especially for the adult turtles' heads. While most of the voice acting is serviceable, the Spanish accents for the hogfish sounded overdone. The story is fun on the whole, though it is on the derivative side and there are parts that are likely to scare/upset the more sensitive younger ones.

However, apart from the adult turtles' heads, 'Sammy's Great Escape' is a visually beautiful film, with very detailed seascapes, that will delight children and adults alike, and gorgeous vibrant colour. The 3D version is the one to catch, the 3D is beautifully constructed and makes the most of the setting, actually enhancing the viewing experience rather than distracting which 3D in general can do. Adults in particular will like the soundtrack with song selections from Jimi Hendrix, The Clash and the B-52s, an odd selection but a nostalgic and catchy one.

Writing is fun and clean with some educational value and heart in the mix too. The story goes at a breezy lively pace with enough funny humour and exciting adventure to keep kids entertained while also adults happy with the nostalgic soundtrack and the clever nods to mobster, war and prison films (this aspect may go over some younger viewers' heads though perhaps). The message and values the film teaches are integrated beautifully without preaching and are important and educational enough to warrant their inclusion.

All the characters engage, with the seahorse being one of the better characters overall and Annabel and the penguin family provide the adorability factor. The protagonist is one worth rooting for. The voice acting is serviceable if not mind-blowing, though the Spanish accents could have been toned down.

Overall, fun if not quite great. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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