Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
Of the five Academy Award nominees in the best animated feature category this year, the sole entry that is primarily hand-drawn is Michael Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle.
It’s the first feature directed by Dudok de Wit, whose short films The Monk and The Fish (1994) and Father and Daughter (2000) are widely considered to be contemporary classics. For The Red Turtle, a cross-continental co-production between Japan’s Studio Ghibli and numerous European parties (Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, CN4 Productions, Arte France Cinema, Belvision Coproduction), the challenge for Dudok de Wit was to maintain his idiosyncratic and minimalist aesthetic while working with a feature film crew.
This Mess Won’t Make Itself – Dead Seem Old (Music Video)
Our need for each other is great and our time is short. We feel love, obsession, wonder and despair and most of us can only make each other happy at a certain place and point in time. It’s in those moments we realise our weaknesses.
Co-Written, Produced and Engineered by Javier Weyler
A 80’s inspired short animation created in Cinema 4d.
Vitaliy Shushko — art, story, directing (shushko.blogspot.ru/)
Elena Volk — 2d/3d-animation, compositing (vimeo.com/xolotzintli)
Pavel Mira — compositing, 3d-modeling, 3d-animation (facebook.com/pavel.andrushenko?fref=ts)
Denis Pisarev — compositing, 3d-modeling (vimeo.com/user3263313)
Timur Gibadulin — 3d-modeling (artstation.com/artist/gogigogigovich)
Viktor Gullichsen — music (soundcloud.com/vstorm)
Henri Keinala — music
DZA — additional music (soundcloud.com/dza)
Thomas Karagiannis — additional music (thomaskaragiannis.com)
Juhana Vihervaara — sound design
Tomas Ihonen — sound design
Florian Calmer — additional sound design (hypnago.com)
Vasili Zorin — (zorinvasili.tumblr.com/)
Pavel Vasin — (pagatcha.deviantart.com/)
Nadya Mira — (vimeo.com/nadyamira)
Ilya Shekiladze — (shekiladze.tumblr.com/)
Director | Patrick Clair
Client | The Ink Factory
Network | BBC One
Designers: Paul Kim, Jeff Han, Kevin Heo, Felix Soletic, Nick Miller
Lead Animator: Raoul Marks
Animators: Youngsub Song, Lucy Kim
Special Thanks: Angus Wall
Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, gives an insight into his writing process, how he directs animation and why many people fundamentally misunderstand the medium. Subtitles available.
Find out which animated film that one clip was from by turning on the ‘English CC’ subtitle track.
This video combines excerpts from the three audio commentary tracks on home releases of ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, as well as fragments from the behind-the-scenes documentaries. Watching the films prior to watching this video is recommended, but not entirely necessary.
Edited by Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr