Watch the first trailer for new Studio Ghibli animated movie The Red Turtle

The Japanese animation studio that brought us such beautiful fantasy offerings as Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle is at it again with their newest movie project titled The Red Turtle. And we have the first trailer.

Studio Ghibli is bringing us the tale of a sailor shipwrecked on a tropical island. Trying to escape the deserted island and survive, he encounters a strange red turtle with which he strikes a relationship that will lead to some pretty big, life-changing events. Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit (who was nominated for an Oscar for his animated short Father and Daughter in 2000), the movie has no dialogue so the story unfolds through the stunning visuals that’s the staple of the studio.

The Red Turtle is set to open in France on June 29 and in Japan in September, but there’s no U.S. distribution for the film, yet. Disney usually distributes the Studio Ghibli films domestically, so here’s hoping the House of Mouse snatches this one up, too. Have a look at the new trailer, and be prepared to have your hearstrings being shamelessly pulled (I may or may not have teared up a little while watching this).


(via Geek Tyrant)

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