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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sheeta (voice)
... Pazu (voice)
... Dola (voice)
... Muska (voice)
... Uncle Pom (voice)
... General (voice)
... Boss (voice)
... Charles (voice)
... Louis (voice)
... Henri (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
... Young Sheeta / Madge / Additional Voices (voice)
... Henri (1989 Dub) / Old Engineer (1989 Dub) / Papa (2003 dub) / Additional Voices (voice) (as Ernest Fessler)
Susan Hickman ... Additional Voices (voice)
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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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Trivia

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 »

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

Col. Muska: [after giving Pazu a moment to speak with Sheeta] Time's up. What is your answer?
Pazu: [whispers to Sheeta] Are you ready?
[drops Dola's grenade launcher as he and Sheeta face Muska calmly]
PazuSheeta: Baluse.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Best animated film I've ever seen
6 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have seen just about all of Miyazaki's films, and they are all beautiful and captivating. But this one rises above the rest. This movie totally impressed me!

I fell in love with Pazu and Sheeta, and their sweet, caring friendship. They were what made the movie for me. Of course, the animation is also superb and the music captures the feelings in the film perfectly. But the characters are the shining point in this movie: they are so well developed and full of personality.

Now, let me clarify: I'm really talking about the Japanese version of the movie (with English subs). While the English dub is good (mostly), it simply pales in comparison to the original language version. The voices are better, the dialogue, everything. So I suggest seeing (and hearing) the movie the way it originally was.


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