Studio Ghibli’s newest animated film The Wind Rises will have a limited release in the US this weekend. To celebrate, Disney released a new clip entitled, “Creating Planes.”
This clip shows Jiro in a dream where he meets his idol, famous Italian aeronautical designer Giovanni Caproni. The scene is whimsical as Jiro and Caproni nonchalantly talk while standing atop a moving airplane wing. The animation and colors is simple, yet striking. Even the score in this short clip is simply captivating and emotional.
Also, check out the B-roll. which takes you the behind-the-scenes of the English dub recording sessions:
In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
The Wind Rises will have a limited release this weekend in the US (for screenings, click here) and opens nationwide on February 28.
What do you think of the “Creating Planes” clip? Will you see ‘The Wind Rises’ when it comes out?