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First Clip for Hayao Miyazaki's Final Film 'The Wind Rises'

February 21, 2014 (3:10 am) GMT
Jiro Horikoshi is dreaming of talking to his idol Giovanni Battista Caproni about creating beautiful airplanes.

"" directed by Japanese maestro Hayao Miyazaki releases its first clip on the eve of its North American release. The video shows Jiro Horikoshi () dreaming of designing airplanes with Giovanni Battista Caproni () as his inspiration.

Marking Miyazaki's final film, the historical animated film depicts the real-life story of Horikoshi, the designer of Zero Fighter aircraft in World War II. It was released by Toho in Japan last year to a big success with an estimated national gross of more than $100 million.

The voice cast includes , , , , Werner Herzog, , , , , Ronan Farrow, and . It is due Stateside on February 21.

The movie is nominated for Best Animated Feature at the upcoming 86th annual Academy Awards. It is pitted against "", "", "", and "".



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