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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Laputa is based off of a levitating island in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. However the film had to have "Laputa" taken out of the titles in Spain and several other Latin and South American countries because "la puta," in Spanish literally means "the whore." Miyazaki apologized for this, saying that Laputa was both meaningless in English and Japanese. 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 »
[on the Tiger Moth, Louie is escorting Pazu to the Tiger Moth's engine room]
Work, work, work. Busy, busy, busy, busy. Left, right, left, right. You're not here to have fun.
[inside the engine room; we see the gears turning]
As you can see, this room is loaded with all sorts of gears and gizmos!
Wow, this engine room is amazing!
Is *that* what it's called?
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The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more »
In Spain was released directly on DVD on October 2003. "Laputa" was changed to "Lapuntu". On 2011 it was re-released on DVD and Blu-ray, a new dub was made and this time "Laputa" was kept on the dubbing. See more »
Bewitching wizardry and imagination that marauds through the sky to conjure an elegant and endearing testament of the great and the good that people can possess, while also demonstrating their more suspect characteristics, those that deserve to be banished to a citadel and fortressed far below ground. Another genuinely awe inspiring and prophetic piece of work from Hayao Miyazaki.
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