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SamSam logo.png
Created bySerge Bloch
Directed byTanguy de Kermel
Theme music composerTodd M. Schultz
Stephen C. Marston
Composer(s)Ange Ghinozzi
Bruno Bertoli
Country of originFrance
Original language(s)French
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes91
Executive producer(s)Georges Sanerot
Pascal Ruffenach
Anne-Claire Beurthey
Bernard Vigier
Marie-Pierre Cabaret
Florence Guémy
Sylvaine Hartout
Editor(s)Florence Poli
Running time6 minutes
Production company(s)Bayard Jeunesse Animation
Araneo Belgium
Original networkFrance 5
Original releaseJuly 2, 2007 (2007-07-02)
External links
Official website

SamSam is a television program based on a character created by Serge Bloch and directed by Tanguy de Kermel in association with Bayard Presse. His son inspired him to base the program's eponymous character on him.

As well as being a HD program, SamSam is also a comic that is printed in many of Bayard Presse's magazines such as Pomme D'Api (French) and StoryBox (English).[1]


The main character, SamSam, is considered the smallest superhero. He does not know properly how to use his powers. He flies his SamSaucer into space to deal with space pirates or King Marthy. He receives assistance from SamTeddy, SamMummy and SamDaddy.

Broadcast and viewership[edit]

SamSam has been shown on TV in many countries around the world and in many different languages, including English, French, Cantonese, Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish , Russian and Portuguese.

In the United Kingdom, SamSam was shown on Action Stations! (ITV4 and CITV) at 6am, on weekends in the Wakey! Wakey!" and is now also being shown on Pop and Tiny Pop. It is also on ABC in Australia, on France 5 in Zouzous in France, and TV Tokyo at Japan, as well as being shown in Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, the US, Canada, Spain, Italy, Russia, Scandinavia, Iceland, Portugal, Poland, the UAE and Israel.

It has also been shown as in-flight entertainment on Air France.

SamSam has been viewed by a cumulative audience of 250 million worldwide. It has a strong European audience: – It airs on France 5 in Ludo, Gulli and Canal J, with a 32% viewing share among 4-10 year-olds. It has aired in the UK on BBC1, CBBC, and Pop and has been the 2nd best performing program at weekday breakfast on GMTV, the 2nd top commercial channel for kids programming, across all time in UK.[2] In Italy, SamSam airs on Rai 2 and Boomerang with a market share of 36.6% among 4-14 year-olds.[3] SamSam airs in Spain on Boomerang, Cartoon Network and TV3 with a viewing share of 34%, more than the channel's average.[4]

In Norway, it was the most watched early morning programme among 2-5-year-olds, holding a 48.5% market share. In Denmark, SamSam airs on TV 2, holding a market share of 48.8%, more than twice the other youth programmes' market share in this block.[5]

The English-language version of the theme song was written by Todd Michael Schultz and produced by Stephen Marston.




Art direction[edit]



  1. ^ "Welcome". StoryBox Books. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Last available archived copy.
  2. ^ Infosys BARB Jan-Feb 2009 GMTV EXCLUDING Simulcast
  3. ^ Médiamétrie – Eurodata TV Worldwide/AGB NMR Italy
  4. ^ Médiamétrie/Eurodata TV/TNS audiecia de Medios
  5. ^ Médiamétrie – Eurodata TV Worldwide/TNS Gallup

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