The Adventures of Sam

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The Adventures of Sam
Genre Children's TV Drama/Action/Adventure
Format Cartoon series
Written by Ken Kelso
Directed by Craig Handley
George Whaley
Starring Justin Rosniak
Emma Jane Fowler
Michael Craig
Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Michael Craig
Sam Wilcox
Keith Buckley
Walter Grkovic
Anthony Wong[disambiguation needed]
David Mackennal
Bob Baines
Joy Hopwood
Noeline Brown
Penne Hackforth-Jones
Katharine Cullen
Scott McGregor[disambiguation needed]
Ace Matters
Graham Matters
David Downer
John Sheerin
Stephen Shanahan
Jon Pollard[disambiguation needed]
Paul Smyth
David Whitney
John Derum
Diana McLean
Rachel King
Mitch Matthews
Colin Lee
Lee Perry
Theme music composer Nerida Tyson-Chew
Country of origin Australia
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Ron Saunders
Claire Henderson
Producer(s) Noel Price
Peter Jackson
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Australian Film Finance Corporation
Southern Star Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel ABC Television (Australia)
Toon Disney (United Kingdom)
Picture format PAL (576i)
Original run 29 January 1999 – 23 April 1999
External links
The Adventures of Sam Website

The Adventures of Sam was an Australian children's animated television series, written by Ken Kelso, that aired on the ABC in 1999. Set in the 1850s, it followed a sea-fearing boy named Sam Donahue as he goes on many adventures around the world while trying to find his brother Tom and discovers new worlds and different cultures.

The show ran for 13 episodes and was produced by the Australian Film Finance Corporation and Southern Star Entertainment in association with the ABC. It was also well known for its theme music by Nerida Tyson-Chew which was nominated for several awards. The show was also released on three videos in 1999 by PolyGram Video each containing four episodes featuring all episodes except for the final episode "Begin Again". It also aired on Toon Disney in the United Kingdom.

Episode Listing[edit]

  • 1.Escape (29/01/1999)
  • 2.Moon Daughter (05/02/1999)
  • 3.The Forbidden City (12/02/1999)
  • 4.Fire On The Water (19/02/1999)
  • 5.Sea Raiders (26/02/1999)
  • 6.Jungle Ghost (05/03/1999)
  • 7.The Sultan's Palace (12/03/1999)
  • 8.The Queen's Move (19/03/1999)
  • 9.Castaway (26/03/1999)
  • 10.A Strange Reunion (02/04/1999)
  • 11.Not Quite Paradise (09/04/1999) (NOTE: This episode was nominated for Best Children's Television Program at the AFI awards in 1999)
  • 12.My Brother's Keeper (16/04/1999)
  • 13.Begin Again (23/04/1999) (NOTE: Final episode and the only one that was never released on video)

Home Media[edit]

Video releases[edit]

Australia[edit]

Release name
Release date
Classifaction
Publisher
Format
Language Subtitles Notes
REF
Adventures of Sam Vol 01 17 February 1999 G Polygram Video PAL English None Includes episodes 1 - 4 [1]
Adventures of Sam Vol 02 17 March 1999 G Polygram Video PAL English None Includes episodes 5 - 8 [2]
Adventures of Sam Vol 03 16 April 1999 G Polygram Video PAL English None Includes episodes 9 - 12 [3]

DVD releases[edit]

Italy[edit]

Release name
Release date
Publisher
Format
Language Subtitles Notes
REF
Le Avventure Di Sam 1 December 2008 Digivision PAL English, Italian None Includes episodes 1 - 4 combined, with only a single opening and ending sequence. [4]
Le Avventure Di Sam 2 1 December 2008 Digivision PAL English, Italian None Includes episodes 5 - 8 combined, with only a single opening and ending sequence. [5]
Le Avventure Di Sam 3 1 December 2008 Digivision PAL English, Italian None Includes episodes 9 - 13 combined, with only a single opening and ending sequence. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adventures Of Sam Vol 01 (VHS)". allaboutmovies.com.au. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Adventures Of Sam Vol 02 (VHS)". allaboutmovies.com.au. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Adventures Of Sam Vol 03 (VHS)". allaboutmovies.com.au. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Le Avventure Di Sam". amazom.it. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Le Avventure Di Sam 2". amazom.it. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Le Avventure Di Sam 3". amazom.it. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 

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