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Sony Picks Up Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle for American Release

The Red Turtle, the new animated film co-produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit is headed to America courtesy Sony Pictures Classics, reports Deadline.

The Red Turtle, which screened at Cannes, marks a new direction for legendary studio Ghibli after it laid off most of its animation staff following the completion of its last film, When Marnie Was There.

Sony has not yet announced when the film, which hits Japan September 17, will be released Stateside.

The film, which has no dialogue, was well-reviewed at Cannes. The Telegraph called it “a wordless wonder.” Studio Ghibli co-founder and Princess Kaguya director Isao Takahata served as artistic producer for the film.

With no dialogue to dub or subtitle, here’s hoping the U.S. release of The Red Turtle comes sooner rather than later.

Source: Deadline via ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.