Movie Fact #740 – May 3rd, 2015:

The 1992 Japanese animated adventure film “Porco Rosso”, based on “Hikōtei Jidai” which was a three-part watercolor manga made by Hayao Miyazaki who wrote and directed the film, was originally planned as a short in-flight film for Japan Airlines based on Hayao Miyazaki’s other manga “The Age of the Flying Boat”. However, it grew into a feature-length film that was, during production, prompt to be more serious in tone based on the casting shadow of the real-life outbreak of war in Yugoslavia. This tone was shown no more than in the fact the film had been set in Croatia.

Interestingly, Japan Airlines remained a major investor in the film, and showed it as an in-flight film well before its theatrical release. Because of this, the opening text introducing the film appears simultaneously in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German.

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