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A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures [Blu-ray] (2010)

Melanie Griffith , Isabelle Fuhrman , Ben Stassen  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Melanie Griffith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Yuri Lowenthal, Anthony Anderson, Gemma Arterton
  • Directors: Ben Stassen
  • Writers: Ben Stassen, Domonic Paris
  • Producers: Ben Stassen, Adrian Politowski, Caroline Van Iseghem, Domonic Paris, Eric Dillens
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Animated, Color, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Studio Canal
  • DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006US3UPS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,152 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Born on a Baja, California beach in 1959, new hatchling Sammy must do what his fellow newborn sea turtles are doing: race across the beach to the ocean before they are captured by a seagull or crab. Thus begins Sammy's incredible fifty-year ocean journey. Along the way he meets his best friend, a fellow turtle named Ray, and overcomes obstacles both natural and man-made while trying to fulfill his dream of travelling around the world. Throughout his voyage, Sammy never forgets about Shelly - the turtle he saved on his first day and loves passionately from afar. Based on the actual trajectory of a sea turtle's life, the film illustrates the dangers humans pose to the species' survival. The film combines entertainment with an important environmental message.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Make more animal movies like this! April 13, 2012
This movie doesn't get enough credit. So glad we gave it a chance. It's right there with disney/pixar or dream works. The graphics are beautiful and the music is wonderful as well. My 3 year old loves it. The cover of this movie just doesn't do it justice. I wish they'd make more animal movies like this and stay away from those weird animated movies.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful February 10, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video
This is my 4 year old granddaughters favorite movie, and I confess I love watching it as well. The artwork is lovely and soothing, the characters are endearing. The soundtrack is delightful. Teaches compassion and friendship, and yes, to a previous reviewers dismay, actual environmental issues. It does so in a basic way that even a child can understand, such as warning sea creatures to "don't eat the plastic" or seeing the effects of dumping garbage in the ocean (hardly controversial!) Great movie for entire family.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable January 15, 2012
By sam
The story follows an actual sea turtle's life. Of course there are liberties taken, such as the turtle's best friend and love interest. But overall the story is based on true life events of a tracked sea turtle. There are some big names in this movie including: Melanie Griffith, Kathy Griffin, and Tim Curry. (I heart Tim Curry, by the way.) Our main character, Sammy, goes through a lot in the fifty years from when he was born, including dealing with both man made and natural obstacles- but through it all he keeps his head up and his thoughts on his lady turtle friend from birth, Shelly. There are strong tones of environmentalism in this film, so be ready for some questions in regard to this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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What a great way to share Earth Day 2012 with your children. Travel with Sammy the cutest sea hatchling who along the way teaches children about the life of a sea turtle. As Sammy struggles to survive in the vast ocean he finds a friend and they head off on a mission. As they swim thought the beautiful ocean they come across environmental pollution, natural predators and Sammy learns the true meaning of love and friendship.

Featuring voices by such stars as Tim Curry, Melanie Griffith, Kathy Griffin, Stacy Keaton, Anthony Anderson and Jenny McCarthy, A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure is the story of a turtle hatchling born on a California Beach in 1959. Over the next 50 years this cute little turtle has numerous adventures that take him around the world. Along the way he is befriended by hippies and encounters natural predators, pollution and Japanese whalers.

I like how the environmental scenarios in this film were kept light and are not overbearing for young children. Teaching very young children about the importance of protecting our oceans without scaring them. This along with the film being a short 88 minutes makes it an ideal film for very young children who have a short attention span. Yet the film is fun to watch and I recommend it for all ages. I found myself rooting for Sammy to catch up with and find his life-mate. The music was fun and had us all singing along with The Mamas & The Papas to California Dreaming and other songs.

Our family loved this film and my 10 year old raved about it, which left me surprised. As a family we gave this movie 4 stars. I would of liked to have given it 5 stars, but as a family we thought the graphics could have used some improvement.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures October 6, 2012
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A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures DVD. My grand kids love this movie, age 2,4 and 6 and have watched it several times already and want to watch it more. It is a great movie to teach the kids to care for their environment and the sea life. They now have a greater understanding of why we don't throw trash on the ground or in the water. Colorful and good music too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This was a pleasant surprise, as I had not heard much about it, and my three kids ages 5 - 7 1/2 really liked it. It centers on a young turtle's adventures in the ocean, from the moment he emerges from his egg tiny and scared, to his return to the same beach many years later as an adult. He finds and loses (and finds again) love, friendship, and adventure. There are some environmental messages thrown in, when he encounters damaging pollution, but it never gets too preachy, and he encounters helpful, caring humans too. The animation and writing are cute, although not on the same level as the megahits Pixar and Dreamworks put out. It's also safe for young kids - nothing overly scary or inappropriate, although it doesn't skew too young - my almost 8-year old going on 15 liked it too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine for very young children February 12, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Yes, it has an environmental message (obligatory in children's films these days), but it's kept somewhat (somewhat, compared, for instance, with "Happy Feet") low key. The animation is colorful and pleasant (saw the 2D version - passable adult diversion after viewing it multiple times: watch the 2D version and try to find the obvious "3D moments"), the story very simple. My grandson loves it and it makes him happy to watch it while he plays. What else could be better? And, and I hope I'm not alone in being pleased with this, while "mate" and "mating" are referred to, there is none of the obnoxious sexual innuendo that some studios seem to think belong in movies, even those for the very young (yeah, that was my real complaint with "Happy Feet").
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