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Castle in the Sky (1986)
"Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta" (original title)

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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

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Sheeta (voice)
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Pazu (voice)
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Dola (voice)
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Muska (voice)
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Uncle Pom (voice)
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General (voice)
John Hostetter ...
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Charles (voice)
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Louis (voice)
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Henri (voice)
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Henri (1989 Dub) / Old Engineer (1989 Dub) / Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

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 Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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2 August 1986 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,315,182 (France) (17 January 2003)

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$3,048,494 (France) (31 January 2003)
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Trivia

Laputa was inspired by Paronella Park, a castle built by Jose Paronella at Mena Creek, in Far North Queensland, Australia. The theme music from Castle in the Sky (1986) is used during the night tours of the castle. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sheeta: [hugging her] Dola!
Dola: Thank goodness you're alive!
Pazu: So are you. This is great!
Papa: No it's not! My poor little ship is gone forever! Boo hoo hoo hoo!
Dola: Stop with the cryin', ya big baby! I'll get you another ship!
Papa: [stops crying] Okay.
Dola: [to Sheeta, softhearted] Oh, poor little thing. There's nothin' worse than having your pigtails shot off!
Sheeta: [reacting to a sharp object beneath Dola's blouse] Or having your eye poked out. What have you got under there?
Dola: Oh, my fault!
[takes out shining gem]
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The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more »

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24 July 2000 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

Hayao Miyazaki has no equal when it comes to using hand-drawn animation as a form of storytelling, yet often he is being compared to Walt Disney. That is just so unfair, because it becomes apparent by watching Miyazaki's films that he is the superior artist. He really has a gift of thrilling both grownups and children, and Laputa is indeed one awesome ride.

But where can I begin to describe a movie so magical and breathtaking! Miyazaki's works have never cease to amaze me. Laputa is an adventure of a grand scale and I wonder how a film can be so packed with details and imagination. Ask yourself this question: if you are a kid dreaming of an adventure so grand in scope and so magical, what would it be like? The answer would be to strap yourself in some seat and watch Laputa, because it's truly a childhood fantasy come true. Every minute of the movie is rich and engrossing ... from the train chase to the amazing air-flying sequences... and to the wonderous sight of the floating castle itself. Not to mention the excellent score by Joe Hisaishi! Everything you ever possibly want from an adventure movie is here.


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