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Encyclopedia > When the Wind Blows (film)
When the Wind Blows

British DVD cover
Directed by Jimmy Murakami
Written by Raymond Briggs (also graphic novel)
Starring Sir John Mills
Dame Peggy Ashcroft
Music by David Bowie
Roger Waters
Distributed by United Kingdom Recorded Releasing
United States Kings Road Entertainment
Release date(s) United Kingdom October 1986 (limited); [1] January 30, 1987 (wide) [2]

Portugal February 1987 (Fantasporto Film Festival)
United States March 11, 1988 Image File history File links Wtwb. ... Jimmy Murakami (also known as Teruaki Murakami; born June 5, 1933) directed the television adaption of Raymond Briggs book When the Wind Blows in 1986. ... Raymond Briggs in his studio Raymond Briggs (born January 18, 1934) is a British illustrator, cartoonist, and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children. ... This article is about the British actor. ... Dame Peggy Ashcroft (December 22, 1907–June 14, 1991) was an English actress. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, producer, arranger and audio engineer whose work spans more than four decades. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Running time 80 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English
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When the Wind Blows is an animated film originally released in Great Britain in October 1986, based on Raymond Briggs' graphic novel of the same name. Directed by Jimmy Murakami, it stars the voices of John Mills and Peggy Ashcroft. When the Wind Blows For the novel by James Patterson, see When the Wind Blows (James Patterson) When the Wind Blows (1982) is a graphic novel, by British artist Raymond Briggs, that shows a nuclear attack on Britain by the Soviet Union from the viewpoint of a retired couple, Jim... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Raymond Briggs in his studio Raymond Briggs (born January 18, 1934) is a British illustrator, cartoonist, and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children. ... Jimmy Murakami (also known as Teruaki Murakami; born June 5, 1933) directed the television adaption of Raymond Briggs book When the Wind Blows in 1986. ... This article is about the British actor. ... Dame Peggy Ashcroft (December 22, 1907–June 14, 1991) was an English actress. ...


The film was Briggs' second collaboration with TVC, after their efforts with a special based on another work of his, The Snowman, in 1982. It was distributed by Recorded Releasing in its native Britain, and Kings Road Entertainment in America. TVC may mean: TVC, a Catalan public broadcasting network. ... The Snowman is a childrens book by British author Raymond Briggs, published in 1978. ...


The film's soundtrack album featured music by Roger Walters and David Bowie (who performed its credit songs), Genesis, Squeeze and Paul Hardcastle. When the Wind Blows is the soundtrack of the the film of the same name, scored by Roger Waters, featuring music by David Bowie, Hugh Cornwell, Genesis, Paul Hardcastle & Squeeze. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is a British rock musician and songwriter. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, producer, arranger and audio engineer whose work spans more than four decades. ... Genesis are an English progressive rock band formed in 1967 (see 1967 in music). ... Squeeze was a New Wave band that formed in London in 1974. ... Paul Hardcastle (born December 10, 1957) is a British composer and musician specialising in the synthesiser. ...


See also

  • List of animated feature-length films

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised alphabetically under the year of release (the year during which the completed film was first released to the public). ...

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