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Animation fans the world over will be happy to know that Ghibli is now at work on a new animated movie, titled The Red Turtle. However, it’s debatable whether or not it should be called anime, since it’s a co-production with Europe’s Wild Bunch, and has Dutch director, Michael Dudok de Wit, who also directed Father and Daughter, the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 2001.

Details are still scare regarding The Red Turtle, including what proportion of the final on-screen animation will come from Ghibli and how much will be done by French animators. The single promotional image that’s been released suggests that it definitely features brightly shelled marine life. Given the prestigious talent involved, though, it’s definitely something for movie and animation fans to look forward to, and is scheduled for release in Japan in September 2016.

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