A TURTLE’S TALE: SAMMY’S ADVENTURES (DVD Relaese USA 2009)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures may easily have been titled Sammy’s Misadventures as this little green turtle has one series of challenges after another before he finds his place in life. The movie, rated PG, will be viewed by adults as a little lame, but may serve a younger audience. This animated film, as an entertainment piece, runs along the average side, not the best in the business, but certainly not the worst either. The film almost wants to be a message film and just barely escapes that labeling.

Storyline

Sammy, a little green turtle, runs into humans a few times too often to realize a stable life populated with those of his own kind.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Ben Stassen and Mimi Maynard for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Jeremy Burdek, Eric Dillens, Nadia Khamlichi, Adrian Politowski, and Gilles Waterkeyn for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Additional Voices (Pamela Adlon), Shelly (voice of Gemma Arterton), Loggerhead Turtle (voice of Sydney Hope Banner), 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 of Ben Bishop), Baby Buddha (voice of Julia Boecker), Hatchling Sammy (voice of William Brent), Snow Crab (voice of Chris Andrew Ciulla), Sammy (voice of Dominic Cooper), Snow (voice of Melanie Cooper), Shark (voice of Dennis Cruzado), and Policeman (Tim Dabado).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The film runs on good animation. The concept is workable. It almost seems as if it wants to be a documentary rather than serving children as a piece of entertainment.


Ben Meyers

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