The Wind Rises


In “The Wind Rises,” an animated film, 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. From Studio Ghibli, “The Wind Rises” is slated for limited release in North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, and expanded release on Feb. 28, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner.

Recent Videos

Angry Birds

The Jungle Book

San Andreas

SIGGRAPH 2015 – Derek Potter & Jarrod Kozeal – Vicon

SIGGRAPH 2015 - Matt Welker - Shotgun Software

SIGGRAPH 2015 - Colin Cupp - Autodesk

SIGGRAPH 2015 - Andrew Page - Nvidia

SIGGRAPH 2015 - Rob Powers - LightWave Group

SIGGRAPH 2015 - Paul Babb - Maxon

SIGGRAPH 2015 - Doug Little - Wacom

SIGGRAPH 2015 - Steve May - Pixar

SIGGRAPH 2015 - Nikki Tomaino - Blue Sky
E-Newsletter Signup
Keep up with the latest CG industry news by subscribing to the CGW newsletter, produced bimonthly with special editions throughout the year. Join Our E-mail List Now!
Most Read