Movies: A turtle's tale: Sammy's adventures **
(G, GENERAL RELEASE)
A Turtle's Tale follows the rocky progress of a sea turtle throughout his life.
It all started badly for Sammy until he meets another turtle called Ray, who appears to be Irish and certainly knows how to have a good time. I saw no evidence of alcohol in this cartoon, but am fairly sure old Ray has a secret stash.
They travel the globe, but Sammy remains smitten by a female turtle and sets out to beat the odds by finding her in the open ocean.
The story is more than passable, but not when it's told by a bunch of actors with wildly incongruous Estuary English accents. And cartoons without a sense of humour just don't work these days, no matter how pretty the animation.
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