Blu-ray, DVD & Digital release of Oscar-nominated Studio Ghibli co-production packed with bonus features including behind-the-scenes featurettes & AFI Fest Q&A with director Michael Dudok de Wit.
CULVER CITY, CA -- A remarkable collaboration between Academy Award-winning director/animator Michael Dudok de Wit (2000, Best Animated Short Film, Father and Daughter) and the legendary animation house Studio Ghibli (2003 Academy Award-winner, Best Animated Feature Spirited Away; My Neighbor Totoro), The Red Turtle arrives on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital on May 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A stunning, wordless examination of one man’s solitary search for survival and companionship, The Red Turtle was an Academy Award-nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, won both the Annie Award for Best Independent Animated Film and the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and has a “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Red Turtle was also an official selection at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Marking the much-anticipated return of Studio Ghibli, this masterfully animated fantasy film tells the story of a man shipwrecked at sea who becomes stranded on a beautiful but desolate island. He learns to live in isolation, seemingly tormented in his efforts to escape the island by a giant red turtle. Miraculously, soon he comes upon a young woman, also lost at sea, and they create a family together.
The Red Turtle is directed by Michael Dudok de Wit and written by Dudok de Wit and Pascale Ferran. Produced by Isao Takahata, Valérie Schermann and Christophe Jankovic.
- The Birth of The Red Turtle
- The Secrets of The Red Turtle
- AFI Fest Q&A with Director Michael Dudok de Wit
The Red Turtle has a running time of 80 minutes. It is rated PG for some thematic elements and peril.
Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment