A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization. Written by
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Did You Know?
Dubbed in 1999, "Castle in the Sky" did not receive a home video release until four years later when Spirited Away
(2001) won an Academy Award for Best Animated Film. During that time, it would be shown at the occasional film festival, and sell out with little word-of-mouth. Despite its limited success, Disney's official explanation for the delay was that Studio Ghibli wanted to avoid reverse-importation of the film in Japan and lose R2 sales. However, by 2003, Laputa had long made its money back in dvd sales in Japan, fueling fire to the long-held fan speculation that the company purchased the Ghibli library for the purpose of sabotaging its potential success in the U.S. See more
When Muska is announcing his rise in rank and plan to the soldiers, he is shown from the side wearing his red uniform, but the next shot from just in front of him shows it changed to green before it's shown afterward, always red. See more
[after Dola decides to let Pazu and Sheeta become pirates
YES! No more swabbin' the decks! Hooray!
I won't have to wash the dishes!
I've peeled my last potato! YEE-HAW!
[they all fly around and start celebrating
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more
Referenced in Spirited Away