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Sammy's Great Escape

  • Action
  • Animation
  • 2012
  • Vincent Kesteloot
  • 93 mins
  • U

Summary

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.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Aimed fairly and squarely at younger kids, this Belgian cartoon adventure is a sequel of sorts to 2010's A Turtle's Tale. Fast, fun and cutely done, it tells the tale of two turtles who wind up stuck inside a Dubai aquarium and have to pool resources with their fish-mates to escape. Accompanying adults may enjoy the nods to prison, war and mobster movies, and a soundtrack that includes Rock Lobster by the B-52s and, rather more oddly, tracks by Jimi Hendrix and the Clash. The 3D version of the film makes the most of the delightful seascapes, and is certainly the one to catch, but despite the U certificate, there are some scenes here that may scare more-sensitive little souls.

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Credits

Cast

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SammyWesley Johnny
ShellyIsabelle Fuhrman
RayCarlos McCullers II
Lulu the lobsterJoe Thomas (2)

Crew

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DirectorVincent Kesteloot
DirectorBen Stassen

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2013-02-15
Languages
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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