The Red Turtle is a 2016 French-Belgian-Japanese animated fantasy drama film co-written and directed by Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit and produced by Toshio Suzuki from Japan. The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, and tells the story of a man who becomes shipwrecked on a deserted island and meets a giant red female turtle. The film has no dialogue. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film for the 89th Academy Awards.
A fable, beautifully drawn in calm, soothing colors, it doesn’t even have dialogue, let alone a throbbing soundtrack. Those sounds you hear are the sounds of silence, and eventually they become hypnotic. One of the most important reasons about why it is a must watch for every animation student is because this entire film is silent and there are no dialogues; hence all the success that this film could achieve was because of its animation work.
In addition to that it is extremely difficult to keep the audience engaged for 80 minutes without any dialogues. It was all because of the extraordinary animation that was inculcated in the film. The storyline and suspense of this film kept the audience glued to the screen till the very end. Not to forget that the environment was also beautifully animated that added to the ambience of the film. Now, it is to be understood that the work of this film became so popular only because of the hard work of the animation creator who worked in the making of it.
The success and popularity of this film might give you an idea about the immense scope of animation. In today’s digital day and age animation has become the need of the hour. Animation is in high demand by all the production houses in the entertainment industry. Animation is used in cartoons, full length feature films, advertisements, web series and so much more. With the increasing demand of animation, the number of job opportunities in animation is also increasing.
An animation creator needs to explore his imagination and put forward his thoughts into the content that we see. If you take animation seriously then the sky is the limit. The scope of animation is beyond your imagination. If you pursue it with creativity then you can work in entertainment studios in India abroad.