The Red Turtle (Studio Ghibli masterpiece)

Like Travis Knight, for his first directional animated debut movie of “Kubo and the Two Strings”, there is Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit. For how he did this masterpiece, as his first directional animated debut movie.

The way he did this, it can tell why turtles can become an endangered species. For how big and small they are, they must live forever. And for a part of his life, related to my life, he does hate that company I dislike the most. But he was somehow inspired by comic strips when he was young. To the time when they came out long ago. Such as the Peanuts, Dilbert, Garfield and etc.
And by the time he was doing some animated work, he won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 2001. “Father and Daughter” was his Oscar winning work.

Years later, Studio Ghibli was then loving his animated artwork. And by the time “The Wind Rises”, “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”, and “When Marnie Was There” from them were nominated, but lost those Oscar awards for Best Animated Feature, they wanted to work for him. In a masterpiece that they would get credit for it. So Michaël agreed to that, as he always wanted to work for Studio Ghibli.

By the time Goro Miyazaki was working on an CGI anime TV series for the first time, they actually did this. Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch, and other European animated studios. As they got full credit for this masterpiece. And it’s not just that, this is a part of Studio Ghibli movie collection. This made Michaël very pleased of this. In fact, Isao Takahata even helped out as an executive producer. Amazing for him to do this.

For what they did here, is majestic that I am proud of. With no dialogue, way better than “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks, and that story of “The Little Mermaid”, this is really majestic.

This masterpiece that they did, tells the story of a castaway man, washed up on a deserted island. By finding himself enough food and water, there was enough bamboo on that island to built him a boat. He tried to leave, but his boats that he built gets attacked by a enormous red turtle.

In anger, he tried to kill it, but something majestic really happened. It turned into a human woman, as they began a relationship. Years later, they had a human son. And by the time the son was old enough to survive, he left to island. For a few more years, that castaway sailor and that woman lived together on that island, until the sailor died of old age under the stars.

And by the time it was all over, that woman was back to becoming a red turtle, and left the island. By thanking him to human life, she’ll never forget him. So I’m giving this Studio Ghibli masterpiece with no dialogue, 10/10 stars and an ‘A+++’.

Thank you Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli for doing this, and Michaël Dudok de Wit for making this majestic masterpiece. I’m really proud of you guys.

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