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Castle in the Sky (1986)

Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (original title)
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)
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Boss (voice)
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Charles (voice)
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Louis (voice)
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Henri (voice)
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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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Castle in the Sky  »

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$1,315,182 (France) (17 January 2003)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

69,262 traditional "cels" and 381 colors were used for this film. See more »

Goofs

The colour of the hand-cannon shells that Dola gives Pazu alternates. The case of the shells is red, and the cap is gold, but later on the case becomes gold, and the cap red. See more »

Quotes

Papa: [playing chess with Dola] What's come over you, my dear? It's not like you to challenge a ship like Goliath. You know, the odds are against you.
Dola: I'm after treasure. That's all.
Papa: [Chuckling] I must admit, those kids are cute!
Dola: Whaddaya mean by that, ya old fool?
Papa: Nothing, but that little girl *does* remind me of you not so long ago!
Dola: [Irritated] Who asked ya?
Papa: Nobody. Oh, look! Checkmate!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more »

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References The Mechanical Monsters (1941) See more »

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One of the best films made ever its that simple
7 February 2005 | by (ENGLAND-carlisle) – See all my reviews

I first saw this back in the early 90s on UK TV, i did like it then but i missed the chance to tape it, many years passed but the film always stuck with me and i lost hope of seeing it TV again, the main thing that stuck with me was the end, the hole castle part really touched me, its easy to watch, has a great story, great music, the list goes on and on, its OK me saying how good it is but everyone will take there own best bits away with them once they have seen it, yes the animation is top notch and beautiful to watch, it does show its age in a very few parts but that has now become part of it beauty, i am so glad it has came out on DVD as it is one of my top 10 films of all time. Buy it or rent it just see it, best viewing is at night alone with drink and food in reach so you don't have to stop the film.

Enjoy


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