The much buzzed-about feature collaboration between Oscar-winning director Michael Dudok de Wit (Father and Daughter) and the legendary Studio Ghibli The Red Turtle is set to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on May 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The visually enchanting, dialog-free film has received high profile recognition, including the Best Independent Animated Film Annie Award, Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard Prize, an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature and official selection at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
In addition to the 80-minute film (rated PG), Sony’s home release will include special features “The Birth of The Red Turtle,” “The Secrets of The Red Turtle,” and the AFI Fest Q&A with Dudok de Wit.
The Red Turtle is directed by Dudok de Wit, who also wrote the film with Pascale Ferran. The project was produced by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, Valerie Schermann and Christophe Jankovic.
Synopsis: 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.