Review: Red Crow and the Ghost Ship (Japan 1989)

When you have a magical flying sloop designed by Hayao Miyazaki and staffed by a muppet crow created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, who are you going to get to captain the ship? Jo F’in Shishido, of course.

Very short, child-like and oneiric in a tone reminiscent of The Neverending Story. Not much of a story, but some nifty visuals.

(and definitely watch the “making of” which is in some ways more fun than the movie – I love watching people create props and practical effects)

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