Disney Is Actually Releasing The Wind Rises, And Here’s The Trailer

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 20, 2013 in Anime |

The Wind Rises

I know that Disney had previously said that it would release The Wind Rises in select North American theaters on February 21, 2014 (with a wider release on February 28 and an Academy Awards-qualifying run in NYC and LA last week), but I still have a hard time believing it. Though they have the right of first refusal on all Studio Ghibli films, they had passed on their previous films From Up on Poppy Hill. And though this is the last film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, I kind of figured they’d pass on The Wind Rises due to it not only being an adult-focused film, but one that offers a semi-biographical look at the man who invented one of the most efficient planes that Japan used in WWII, something that is controversial in Asia. But luckily, they’re releasing it under Touchstone Pictures, and here’s the trailer to prove it!

Disney is still in the process of dubbing the movie, so this trailer is offered without dialogue, but here’s hoping the movie does well at the Oscars. Miyazaki’s Spirited Away won the first ever award for Best Animated Film, so maybe this will be one of the Academy’s honorific awards to honor Miyazaki’s entire filmography. Then again, Miyazaki has supposedly “retired” several times in the past, so hopefully Disney isn’t relying on this being his “last film” too heavily, even if it probably is.

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