When the Wind Blows (1986) IMDb


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


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.


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 fiction moving picture


The Wind and the Bomb (1986) IMDb


Making-of documentary.

animation moving picture non-fiction