Castle in the Sky (1986) Poster


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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
When Muska tries to touch Sheeta's pendant, his hand is stung by it just like when the Witch of the West tried to touch Dorothy's shoes.
Gulliver's Travels (1939)
floating island of Laputa referenced in the book
The Mechanical Monsters (1941) (Short)
a robot design was copied from this Superman cartoon
Silent Running (1972)
The end is a homage to the end of 'Silent Running' -- a little portion of a unique garden, looked after by a robot, is saved of the destruction and goes away slowly.
Lupin the 3rd: Farewell My Beloved Lupin (1980) (TV Episode)
The design of the robots in this episode were reused in this movie.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
The small yellow-and-brown animals that play on the robot are exactly the same as Nausicaä's pet fox-squirrel.

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Steel Empire (1992) (Video Game)
game is inspired by this movie
Princess Mononoke (1997)
The robots in "Laputa" and the forest animals in "Princess Mononoke" share the exact same design, a clear reference.
A Bug's Life (1998)
Ape Escape (1999) (Video Game)
In both stories there is a large piece of land that rises high up into the sky due to advnaced technology, with a large golden castle housing it, surrounded by vast greenery.
Final Fantasy IX (2000) (Video Game)
Spirited Away (2001)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Boo knocks over a DVD case of this title.
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi: Unite! Abenobashi Intergalactic Shopping Center (2002) (TV Episode)
The robot's head appears among the collection of sci-fi collectibles.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
At the beginning of "Sky Captain..." a zeppelin docks at the Empire State Building just in the same way of the airship in "Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta". Another reason is the look of the giant robots and their particular way of flying (the arms changes in wings in the same way in the two movies)
Astro Boy (2009)
The design of Zog echoes the robots from Laputa, in particular the assymetric eyes. Also the overgrown appearance of Zog when Astroboy first finds him mirrors the defunct robots in the gardens on Laputa.
Angel Beats!: My Song (2010) (TV Episode)
When Otonashi trying to imagine what Angel's base looks like by showing a mosaic-censored image of the castle
Special Collector's Edition: La última noche del Titanic (2012) (TV Episode)
release mentioned
Christian Weston Chandler Documentary (2015) (Video)
Shown in image of video store.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The climax pays tribute to the film and also the robot from Castle in the Sky is seen in Tony Stark's lab.

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JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Laputa: Castle in the Sky (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.15 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his portrait of Hayao Miyazaki's obsession with flying + clip shown

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