When the Wind Blows (1986) IMDb

Categorization

Endearing, warmly animated horror, based on a comic book by a children's author.

Subject

An elderly, contemporary British couple is doomed by a massive nuclear exchange. They're not stupid, but their frame of reference is WW2, so they assume it's a good thing to survive. Their son refuses to build a shelter ahead of time, instead singing a line or two of Tom Lehrer's “We Will All Go Together When We Go” to his fretting father over the phone.

Commentary

Soundtrack by David Bowie and Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd), but rather obviously so. The isolation of the couple throughout, and the inconsistent style of animation, are unfortunate.

References here: “The Big Snit” (1985).

animation movie

Making of:

The Wind and the Bomb (1986) IMDb