The Red Turtle parents guide

The Red Turtle

Friend or foe?

Overall B

This dialog-less animation follows the adventures of a man who is stranded on a deserted island. During his effort to escape the sandy shore, he bumps into a red turtle that makes it difficult for him to leave.

Release date January 20, 2017

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is The Red Turtle rated PG? The MPAA rated The Red Turtle PG for some thematic elements and peril.

Run Time: 80 minutes

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The Red Turtle
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Red Turtle rated PG? The Red Turtle is rated PG by the MPAA for some thematic elements and peril.

Violence: Characters are in peril from nature’s forces, and face the possibility of starvation and drowning. Isolation causes emotional stress and hallucinations. Animals eat other animals, as well as human vomit. A man kills fish and other sea creatures for food. A man hits and kicks a helpless sea turtle and leaves it to die. The turtle’s shell dries in the hot sun and eventually splits. A bloody injury is shown.

Sexual Content: A man vomits. A man’s bare chest is seen. A man and woman embrace and kiss, and sexual relations are implied: later the couple is shown with a baby. A naked child is portrayed. Undressed adult characters are depicted with obscured nudity. Skinny dipping is shown.

Profanity: None Noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None Noted.

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The Red Turtle
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

The Red Turtle is directed by Michael Dudok de Wit and stars None..

This movie is a collaboration between French studio The Wild Bunch and the Japanese production house Studio Ghibli. It is also the first non-Japanese film to be produced by Studio Ghibli.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Red Turtle movie is May 2, 2017. Here are some details…

The Red Turtle release to home video (Blu-ray or DVD) with the following extras:
- The Birth of The Red Turtle
- The Secrets of The Red Turtle
- AFI Fest Q&A with Director Michael Dudok de Wit

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Other movies have featured characters lost on deserted islands, including Cast Away and Swiss Family Robinson.

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