Synopsis:
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. After a slow start, Sammy is nearly at the water’s edge when a seagull snatches him. In the air and struggling to escape, Sammy notices another turtle in the beak of a nearby seagull. Thinking quickly, Sammy spits sand into the seagull’s eyes causing the two birds to collide and drop the young turtles to the ground. Sammy lands upside down, while the other turtle lands right side up. Her name is Shelly and, thanking Sammy for rescuing her, she encourages him to turn over and continue the last leg of his dash to the ocean. But exhausted after an eventful day, Sammy is unable to muster the strength to go any further.

Thankfully, Sammy has landed on a wooden raft that the tide carries out to sea. Thus begins Sammy’s incredible 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.
Recent selection(s):
TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto)
Director's filmography:
- Fly me to the moon (2008 - Feature)
- Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage (2010 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Animation
Year of production:
2010
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
84'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
nWave Pictures
Sales:
Studio Canal