A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming. 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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  1. Domonic Paris


  2. Ben Stassen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Yuri Lowenthal

    Yuri Lowenthal

    Sammy (voice)

  2. Gemma Arterton

    Gemma Arterton

    Shelly (voice)

  3. Isabelle Fuhrman

    Isabelle Fuhrman

    Hatchling Shelly (voice)

  4. Melanie Griffith

    Melanie Griffith

    Snow (voice)

  5. Tim Curry

    Tim Curry

    Fluffy (voice)

  6. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Grandpa Sammy (voice)

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Original Title Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang

Status Released

Original Language -

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 25, 2011
    G, Theatrical



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