A Turtle’s Tale – Sammy’s Adventure (Giveaway)

March 30, 2012 by  
Filed under children, entertainment, giveaways

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 a seagull or crab captures them. 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 travels, Sammy never forgets about Shelly – the turtle he saved on his first day and loves passionately from afar. Based on the actual course of a sea turtle’s life, this story of one creature’s breathtaking journey is a thrilling voyage the whole family will enjoy.

courtesy of Studio Canal

With Earth Day coming up, this was the perfect way to share an important message about the fragile world around us. We followed the life of Sammy the Turtle as he made his way around the world. From the very beginning as we watched the baby turtles cross the sand and go into the ocean until they returned to their birth place 50 years later, the kids were truly hooked! So much so that I barely heard a peep from them throughout this 88 minute film.

One of the things we really enjoyed were the bright and crisp animation of the underwater world.  In fact, a lot of the scenes reminded us of Finding Nemo – colorful coral reefs, beautiful fish, swaying plant life. And even though it was a cartoon the scenes gave the kids a feel of what it’s like under the sea.

The characters were adorable and you couldn’t help but root for Sammy to realize his dream of seeing the world.

However, the best part about this movie is the important message that humans need to be more careful when dealing with the environment. There are various scenes where the kids saw how careless acts can affect sealife. In one instance, a ship get grounded and a massive oil spill leaves Sammy’s world covered in the sticky goo. Another scene shows a plastic bag getting stuck on Sammy’s head. There’s also whalers who nearly hit Sammy with a harpoon. This was all done in a way that the kids could understand the urgency yet find it interesting at the same time.

Sammy’s Adventure was one of the best movies we’ve seen in a long time and the kids are already asking if they can watch it again tomorrow. It’s a great addition to our family movie library.

Purchase your copy of A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures at Amazon.com for $12.99.


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88 Responses to “A Turtle’s Tale – Sammy’s Adventure (Giveaway)”
  1. 51
    tamar says:

    This is a great family educational film and my family would love it.

  2. 52
    susan varney says:

    the little ones will love it mverno@roadrunner.com

  3. 53
    Anne N. says:

    My daughter loves turtles.

  4. 54
    Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter, thanks!

  5. 55
    Kelly D says:

    I want to win this because my 4 and 6 yr olds would enjoy it.

  6. 56
    Kelly D says:

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  7. 57
    Nilla says:

    I would love to win this for my kids they are so into the ocean and the creatures that are in it,. I think this would be a great educational fun movie for them!

  8. 58
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    my grandson would love it
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  9. 59
    Ellie W says:

    I would love to win this for my little grandson.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. 60
    david basile says:

    big turtle fan and it looks like fun for the kids

  11. 61
    Harold D says:

    Would like to win for my grand daughter.

  12. 62
    shawna says:

    My kids would love this.

  13. 63
    Brandi Westmoreland says:

    I’d love to win because my two boys have never seen it!

  14. 64
    DEBRA HALL says:

    it would be for the grandkids

  15. 65
    Gina P says:

    i want to win this for my little cousin whose name is also sam. he would get a kick out of it

  16. 66
    Rebecca Peters says:

    I want to win this because my kids want to see it!

  17. 67
    Ed Nemmers says:

    This would be for my nieces!

  18. 68
    Andrea Henry says:

    I would like this one alot for movie night.

  19. 69
    Jody Sisson says:

    I want to win it for my Grand Kids.

  20. 70
    Leslie Luke Stanziani says:

    I would love to win this for my 4 kids.We are huge turtle lovers.Thanks!

  21. 71
    Gianna says:

    My kids would like it :)

  22. 72
    Melanie says:

    I want to win this for my little niece, who would absolutely love this.

  23. 73
    kathy pease says:

    id love this for my niece

  24. 74
    Ashlee Ostrander says:

    I’d like to win it because it looks like a cute movie. :)

  25. 75
    Letha Cox says:

    I have one of the most beautiful red headed little grand-daughters in the world! She is so smart and very articulate. She love colorful and imaginative stories and I would love to win this for my “Red” as I call her.

  26. 76
    Carrie says:

    My boys would love this. They are very into turtles & ocean life right now

  27. 77
    ReggieMann says:

    I want to win this for my niece

    • 77.1
      Aayan says:

      “Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the derest. Near them on the sand,Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frownAnd wrinkled lip and sneer of cold commandTell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.And on the pedestal these words appear:`My name is Cheysuli, King of Kings:Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’

    • 77.2
      Natalia says:

      I love your blog. I have two blogs. I am not vegan, but try to be a few times a week. I tried to go cold turkey but carevd it more. I don’t eat much beef, a bit of chicken but mostly I eat fish. shame on me, I know..I try.

  28. 78
    Michaela R says:

    My niece loved Sammy when she watched finding Nemo. I’d love to win this for her.

  29. 79
    alsvegas says:


  30. 80
    Lisa says:

    We love turtles!!

  31. 81
    shirley pebbles says:

    I think my niece would love this.

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  32. 82
    Veronica Garrett says:

    I want to win because it sounds like a great family movie.

  33. 83
    Miranda Allen says:

    My daughters would love this!


  34. 84
    Sand says:

    I would love to win because it looks like a good family movie.

  35. 85
    Jennifer J says:

    I’d like to win because I think my little girl would love the movie!

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