If you are a fan of the films of Studio Ghibli, you’ve got to check out this trailer for their most recent project, The Red Turtle. As you would expect from the legendary Japanese animation studio, the animation is absolutely beautiful, and the film itself looks amazing.
The story centers around a sailor who ends up being stranded on a deserted tropical island. As he desperately tries to escape and to survive he encounters a strange turtle that leads to some more incredible, life-changing events.
The film was directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000 for an animated short film he made called Father and Daughter. Apparently, The Red Turtle has very little dialogue, and the story is told mostly through visuals.
The movie is set to be released in Japan in September of this year, but as of right now there is no U.S. distribution. Hopefully, Disney picks it up to distribute it domestically. They usually pick up these incredible Studio Ghibli films. I can’t wait to watch this one.