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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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Hayao Miyazaki

Writer:

Hayao Miyazaki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Sheeta (voice)
James Van Der Beek ... Pazu (voice)
Cloris Leachman ... Dola (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Muska (voice)
Richard Dysart ... Uncle Pom (voice)
Jim Cummings ... General (voice)
John Hostetter ... Boss (voice)
Michael McShane ... Charles (voice)
Mandy Patinkin ... Louis (voice)
Andy Dick ... Henri (voice)
Corey Burton ... Additional Voices (voice)
John DeMita ... Additional Voices (voice)
Debi Derryberry ... Young Sheeta / Madge / Additional Voices (voice)
Eddie Frierson ... Henri (1989 Dub) / Old Engineer (1989 Dub) / Papa (2003 dub) / Additional Voices (voice) (as Ernest Fessler)
Susan Hickman Susan Hickman ... 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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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castle in the Sky See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,172, 18 November 2018

Gross USA:

$523,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,037,660
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

First film from Studio Ghibli since the opening of the studio in summer of 1985 See more »

Goofs

When Pazu sets off with Dola and her sons to rescue Sheeta from Muska and the army, he is wearing goggles that he had put on moments earlier. When they take off on their Flaptors, one moment the goggles are above Pazu's eyes, then a bit later on, as they rise into the air, they are covering his eyes, only to be back above his eyes again a bit later. See more »

Quotes

[Dola comes thundering into Pazu's town on her automobile where her boys are brawling with the citizens]
Dola: Full speed ahead!
[to Louis and Henri in the distance]
Dola: Hey, boys!
Louis: Wha - ? Hey, it's Mom!
LouisHenri: [Dola drives up to Louis and Henri] Hi, Mom!
Dola: [incensed] You chowderheads! Get your brother and hop on!
Louis: [dumbfounded] Huh? But Sheeta's hiding inside that house!
Dola: Lamebrain! They made an escape! Now step on it!
Louis: [jumping onto Dola's car] They ESCAPED?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The original Japanese theatrical release did not have the current Studio Ghibli logo at the beginning; it had the Toho logo instead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ape Escape (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Kimi wo Nosete (Carrying You)
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Performed by Azumi Inoue
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The one of greatest animated films of all time
4 November 2005 | by hugh_festerSee all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was about seven years old and was completely enchanted by it then but for years was unable to find out what the film was called. now i am twenty one and stumbled upon the film by accident about two weeks ago and bought a copy. although my memory of the film was a little hazy I was in no way disappointed by what I saw. the animation in this film is superb conjuring up an entire world that is so believable and so well animated that you are drawn in to the film by that alone. But this film also has a plot that will enchant and entertain adults and children alike. with a floating island, a mad general, a friendly pirate granny and a well constructed love story this film will not let you down I would recommend this film to any one.


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