Studio Ghibli & Michael Dudok De Wit's 'The Red Turtle' Received Best Animated Feature Award At 44th Annual Annie Awards
Michael Dudok de Wit and Studio Ghibli's "The Red Turtle" won the "Best Animated Feature" Independent award at the 44th Annual Annie Awards.The story of the animated film revolves around a man who lands in a deserted island after a raging storm tosses him from his boat. He searches the island for signs of other human life but finds none. He then constructs a raft to go back to wherever he came from. Interestingly, the animated film does not reveal anything about from where the nameless man came from. Everytime the man tries to leave the island and set off to sea, a giant red turtle breaks apart his raft. Notably, the red turtle isn't any ordinary turtle. It transforms into a red-haired woman,
"Zootopia," Makoto Shinkai's "Your Name" and more
Makoto Shinkai's latest masterpiece entitled "Your Name" was also nominated in the same category along with Production I.G's "Miss Hokusai," "My Life As A Zucchini," and "Long Way North," reported AnimeNewsNetwork. Going back to "The Red Turtle," the viewers did not see much of the elements from Studio Ghibli. The art style was different than the usual Hayao Miyazaki's way of presenting characters and overall view of the animated film, Vox reported.
Pixar's "Piper" got nominated and won the Best Animated Short Film Feature award, according to Variety. Furthermore, Patrick Osborne recieved the Directing award for his 360-degree short film entitled "Pearl." Also, the documentary entitled "Life, Animated" was praised with the Special Achievement Award. You can check the complete list of this year's Annie Awards winners here.