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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)
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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

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$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 »

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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 »

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[in the galley; Sheeta is cooking when Louis happens by, standing idly around her]
Louis: Ahem.
Sheeta: Uh, yes? What is it?
Louis: [speechless] Uhm...
Sheeta: Yes?
Louis: [blurts out] I-I-I finished my work for the moment, and I've come to offer you my help.
Sheeta: Well, that's kind of you. Will you hand me those plates over there?
Louis: With pleasure, my little ang...
[scowls when he notices one of his brothers peeling a potato]
Louis: What are YOU doing here?
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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.

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