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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Gondoa, the land Sheeta is from, is probably inspired in Svaneti's historic province of Georgia (aka Gruzhia, the country in between Russia and Turkey), in the northwestern part of the country. The landscape with mountains, farms, and - most importantly - the typical towers. See more »
In the punchout scene between Shalulu and Pazu's boss, there are instances where we don't hear any auditory reactions, much less punches, when the camera is showing long shots of the crowd in either the Japanese version or the Magnum-English dub. (Disney's version, predictably, adds in more walla and punching sounds for that scene.) See more »
[Dola comes thundering into Pazu's town on her automobile where her boys are brawling with the citizens]
Full speed ahead!
[to Louis and Henri in the distance]
Wha - ? Hey, it's Mom!
[Dola drives up to Louis and Henri]
You chowderheads! Get your brother and hop on!
Huh? But Sheeta's hiding inside that house!
Lamebrain! They made an escape! Now step on it!
[jumping onto Dola's car]
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The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more »
The original Japanese theatrical release did not have the current Studio Ghibli logo at the beginning; it had the Toei logo instead. See more »
Hayao Miyazaki is without a doubt, the best story teller of Japan. His version of the Laputa Island episode in "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift, transports us into this magical and technologically innovative world. All the characters fit into their roles. The English version, is masterfully personified by Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, and Mark Hamill among others.
Great entertainment, mystery, drama and adventure are the trademarks of this masterpiece of anime by Miyazaki. Worth to be watched by the whole family.
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