The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle

DVD - 2017
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The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia Pictures, 2017.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 07, 2017

A modern classic. Imagine Ghibli Studio backing a Belgian animator: no dialogues; no big eyes in the manner of Japanese animé; no facial expressions so to speak (remember Tintin with dotted eyes?) YET the subtle colour gradations, the ripples of the sea, and above all, the shadow animations (most scenes happened above or under water) make this a unique experience. Dreamed of a Caribbean vacation with deserted beaches and pristine seas? This is your no-budget ticket. For those who enjoy Hergé, check out June and the Extraordinary World.

PimaLib_LouiseO Nov 20, 2017

Beautiful! Engaging, thoughtful story. Very much enjoyed watching this animated feature.

Oct 25, 2017

This is a decent film- the animation is outstandingly beautiful- however, the story isn't entirely successful in my opinion ( there's a bit too much use of ambiguous symbols used for my taste ). Still, the film is a wonder to behold and it is a good film, one that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Be prepared for the fact this film doesn't have any dialogue ( a couple of shouts here and there ), once you settle into the films rhythms then you can enjoy the experience.

Oct 03, 2017

Although it is a very heavy movie, it is still amazing. Think of Tom Hanks' Castaway in animation. Don't expect a light and fun cartoon/film. Yet, still amazing. I loved the lack of dialogue but maintaining the communication. Thoroughly recommend this when you're in a place for something deeper than most all other movies and not just the animated ones.

Sep 17, 2017

I was not impressed with this movie. The animation seemed simplistic and just did not feel like a Studio Ghibli film.

Sep 17, 2017

Academy Award Nominee Best Animation. Not what i expected. Not even close to reality.

Aug 24, 2017

Outstanding animation! Good story which they managed to tell (very well) with no dialog. Definitely worth watching!

Aug 06, 2017

I really don't like the way this started. Mainly the Man's 1st real interaction with the turtle. Other than that moment it was a great movie.

Jun 01, 2017

Beautiful. Simple, but moving. 9/10, would watch again.

May 09, 2017

I have to say I was amazed many times during this film. For one thing there is no speaking, maybe a word here or there but no sentences. I thought, 'how would that be possible' but they pulled it off!
I sat the whole time enthralled by the art style of the animation, the music even the silence. The characters captured my heart too!
If you enjoy films and animated films at that you should watch this.

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Dec 20, 2017

Ianandson thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

May 09, 2017

Britty346 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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