5 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind facts
1) 263 colors were used in the film.
2) Nausicaä’s name comes from the princess Nausicaa in the Odyssey who assisted Odysseus.
3) Nausicaa’s affinity with the wind was inspired by translations of European geography books from the Middle Ages, where mastery of the wind was described as “witchcraft” and was feared and respected.
4) Because it was an original story with no promotional tie in to anything, Hayao Miyazaki wrote a comic to get it produced.
5) While many consider this to be a Studio Ghibli film, it was actually created before the studio was properly founded. The first movie produced by Studio Ghibli was Castle in the Sky (1986).
6) Bonus: In the first Western release, the movie was dubbed “Warriors of the Wind”, and the
script underwent several changes that caused the film to lose themes and messages. A total of 21 minutes and 50 seconds was cut from the original production for the release of Warriors of the Wind. Miyazaki suggested that people should put this version out of their minds and forget it’s existence.