Sound Barrier: The Red Turtle & Wall-E (2008)

Come break the Sound Barrier with us again. In this episode, we go to the edge of the world and the ends of the earth and back again with two animated features.

We’re talking about Studio Ghibli’s modern silent The Red Turtle (in cinemas now), and also Pixar’s beloved Wall-E from 2008. We talk about ‘Dustbuster Keaton’, teenage mutant turtles, pizza plants and bad romance, as well as artistic animation, dialogue-free direction and creation myths. You can even hear Pete sing!

Sound Barrier: The Red Turtle & Wall-E (2008)

The Silent London Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please subscribe and leave a rating or review too. The podcast is presented in association with SOAS radio by Peter Baran and Pamela Hutchinson.

If you want to get in touch with us about anything you hear on the podcast then you can post a comment below, or tweet @silentlondon.

The next episode of Sound Barrier will appear in a fortnight’s time. We’ll announce the films for the next podcast about a week before it launches, so you can watch what we’re watching.
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One thought on “Sound Barrier: The Red Turtle & Wall-E (2008)”

  1. The Red Turtle is an animated oddity – a Studio Ghibli production, with all the innocence, wonderment and attention to natural detail that entails, but not created by one of its Japanese co-founders or stable of animators. Nonetheless, it fits perfectly into the company’s repertoire. This is a timeless tale that has no need to shout (or even speak) about how deliriously beautiful it is.

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