Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind was an animated feature made in 1984 written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. This epic post apocalyptic fantasy story tells the story of a young princess who is involved in a war with giant mutant insects. These giant mutant insects are at constant war with the people during this time. This constant struggle shown throughout the film shows the viewers a unique balance between nature and man. Even though this film does not include much dialogue this is truly a strong animated film.
Some unique features of Nausicaa of the Valley of the wind and the way the animators show flying throughout the animated film. The movement of the princess and her flying device during the flying scenes is truly unique during this time. The way the animators convey the movement of hair and clothing gives film a realistic feel.
Hayao Miyazaki responsible for many other animated films including Castle in the Sky and My Neighbor Totoro which he also wrote and directed. Compared to Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind these other film share similar design styles and all take place in fantasy worlds.