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Samson and Sally (1984)

Samson og Sally (original title)
Samson is a young whale that doesn't have friends. He spends his time listening to his mother's stories about the legendary whale Moby Dick. Samson becomes fascinated about it and decides to go on a journey to find Moby Dick.

Director:

Jannik Hastrup

Writers:

Bent Haller (book), Jannik Hastrup | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Jesper Klein Jesper Klein ... Samson (voice)
Helle Hertz Helle Hertz ... Sally (voice)
Per Pallesen Per Pallesen ... Seagull (voice)
Bodil Udsen Bodil Udsen ... Samson's mother (voice)
Poul Thomsen Poul Thomsen ... Samson's father (voice)
Kirsten Peüliche Kirsten Peüliche ... Dolphin (voice)
Berthe Qvistgaard Berthe Qvistgaard ... Tortoise (voice)
Claus Ryskjær Claus Ryskjær ... Baleen whale (voice)
Preben Neergaard Preben Neergaard ... Moby Dick (voice)
Ole Ernst Ole Ernst ... Captain (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Staffan Hallerstam ... (voice)
Mathias Henrikson ... (voice)
Heinz Hopf ... (voice)
Ingvar Kjellson ... (voice)
Louise Ræder Louise Ræder ... (voice)
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Samson is a young whale that doesn't have friends. He spends his time listening to his mother's stories about the legendary whale Moby Dick. Samson becomes fascinated about it and decides to go on a journey to find Moby Dick.

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This film uses an unusual technique for cel animation: after the animation is completed on paper, the drawings are photocopied onto card, colored and painted with oil pastels, Indian ink and acrylic, cut out and applied to the cel using double-sided sellotape. This technique was used again for Jannik Hastrup's next three films: Dreaming of Paradise (1987), War of the Birds (1990) and The Secret Weapon (1995). See more »

Alternate Versions

The US Just For Kids video release cuts out the Danish opening credits, a scene where a polar bear tries to get a killed seal ashore and a scene where the seagull defecates on the whaler after he is tied up. All other prints of the film keep these scenes intact. See more »

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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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A beautiful, touching movie
4 October 2009 | by robert-793See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie on TV when I was about 6-7 years old and how It moved me back then. The love story is so cute! The movie's similar to Watership Down in it's seriousness and environmentalist message....feels like they don't make movies like this anymore. An intelligent movie. However, there is just a little bit of humor too,albeit ironic and dark. The walrus song in the middle is absolutely hilarious! The animation may not be on par with Disney, sure, but hey, it's from Scandinavia. Some parts containing music and performing crabs in the water felt similar to "under the sea" from The Little Mermaid(and this was before that movie).

Parents, don't underestimate a kids intelligence. I strongly recommend this movie.


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

9 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samson & Sally: The Song of the Whales See more »

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