After an awards-qualifying run last fall for Hayao Miyazaki‘s final, extraordinary film The Wind Rises, Disney went ahead and did their usual process of getting an A-list voice cast to do the dub. Arriving in theaters today, we now have some new material from the film, which includes a behind-the-scenes look at the voice acting, featuring a Looper reunion between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt, as well as John Krasinski and more, but sadly, no Werner Herzog. Then we have the first two clips from the film, if you want to get a feel for the dub, which feature some of the aforementioned actors, as well as Stanley Tucci.
One of my top ten films of last year, I said, “With his final feature, the director loses the fantastical elements his career has been built upon (aside from a few dream sequences) and the result is an emotional connection I’ve rarely felt in the field of animation. Tracking the life passions of Jirō Horikoshi, a man best known for designing the Zero Fighter plane used in bombing Pearl Harbor, the film deals with obsession, guilt, and loss more effectively than any live-action film I’ve seen this year.” Check out all three videos below.
The Wind Rises is now in limited release and wide release on February 28th.