Edit
Porco Rosso (1992) Poster

(1992)

Trivia

Jump to: Director Trademark (3) | Spoilers (1)
Hayao Miyazaki has stated that he prefers the French language cast (in particular Jean Reno as Porco Rosso) over the Japanese cast.
Hayao Miyazaki mentioned in a chat room that the ghost plane scene was inspired by a passage in a Roald Dahl story.
Was originally planned as a 30-45 minute in-flight movies for Japan Airlines. Director Hayao Miyazaki eventually expanded it into a feature-length production.
Porco's hideout was inspired by Stiniva beach, a real beach on Vis island in Croatia.
Marco Pagot (Porco Rosso's real name) is named after an Italian animator who had worked with Hayao Miyazaki earlier in his career.
In the 2013 documentary "Yume to kyôki no ôkoku (2013)" director Hayao Miyazaki called this film "foolish." When asked why, he stated that it was foolish for him to make an adult movie for children.
The song that Marco (Porco) is listening to on the radio in the beginning is "Le Temps des cerises" ("Sakuranbo no Minoru Koro" in the original soundtrack), which is the song Gina will sing in a later scene.
In the pirates' joint attack sequence you can read on the front part of one of the pirate planes: "Morte ai porcelli!!", Italian for "Death to the pigs!!"
The flying boats in Porco's WWI flashback story are based on historical airplanes. Porco and his squadron are flying the Macchi M.5, an Italian single-seat fighter flying boat designed and built by Macchi-Nieuport at Varese. It was extremely maneuverable and agile and matched the land-based aircraft it had to fight. The Austro-Hungarians are flying the Hansa-Brandenburg CC, a single-seat wooden-hulled fighter flying-boat, named CC after Camillo Castiglioni, financial controller of the Brandenburg company.
Some characters in the film are named after famous Italian pilots, Francesco Baracca, Adriano Visconti, and Arturo Ferrarin.
Porco Rosso is based on manga Hikoutei Jidai (The Age of the Flying Boat) by Hayao Miyazaki, part of Zassou Note series.
Originally planned as a comical in-flight short film. Due to the beginning of the Yugoslav Wars, Studio Ghibli developed the film into a feature-length with a serious tone while retaining the humor of the manga it was based on.
4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Curtis tells Porco that Gina loves Porco, he punches the pig. As he does so, the left frame of Porco's glasses bends from a circle to a heart. It stays this way for the rest of the scene.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Sections of trailer/movie were screened for multi-celebrity audience at the 'Save the Rose Theatre' event. Also see _ Saving the Rose Theatre (1989)_ . Location of Shakespeares theatre on the Southbank of London, was approved for museum status granted late in 1998.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Director Trademark 

Hayao Miyazaki: [Ghibli] The name of the production studio (Ghibli) is embossed on the engine Piccolo installs in Porco's new plane.
Hayao Miyazaki: [flying] Much of the movie's action involves planes and flying.
8 of 27 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Hayao Miyazaki: [pigs] The lead character has the face of a pig.
7 of 29 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In the scene where Fio sees Porco as a man, she calls him Marco. After he reveals himself as a pig, she calls him Porco.

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page