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Studio Ghibli sent Michael Dudok de Wit an email with two questions: if they could distribute his short film Father and Daughter (2000) in Japan, and if he would make a feature film for them. Dudok de Wit replied answering the first question and saying he did not understand the second, as he was baffled and could not believe it.
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This is the first non-Japanese film to be produced by Studio Ghibli.
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Only six animators from Studio Ghibli worked on this film.
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Hayao Miyazaki saw Michael Dudok de Wit's short film Father and Daughter (2000) and wanted to make a feature film with him, making this request to Vincent Maraval, head of Wild Bunch.
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Michael Dudok de Wit's directorial film debut.
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The red turtle does not appear until 24 minutes into the film.
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This is the first entirely dialogue-free French animated movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
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When the woman and the boy swim they propel themselves with their arms but do not use their legs. This is similar to the way sea turtles swim.
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