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.
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Did You Know?
Laputa the flying island was a setting in Jonathan Swift
's novel Gulliver's Travels, published in 1726. Hayao Miyazaki
says in interviews that he was unaware that "la puta" means "the whore" in Spanish. If he had been aware of the translation, he would not have used it as a title. See more
In the Disney dub, when Sheeta first shows her crystal to Pazu, she says that her grandmother gave it to her. But later on in the film, she says that her mother gave it to her before she died. See more
A girl just fell from the sky, boss!
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more
When Disney dubbed the film into English, they asked composer Joe Hisaishi to re-score it. (The original score was only about an hour long in a two-hour-plus movie, so it was felt that it should be fleshed out some more.) The reworking was done under the approval of Miyazaki himself. The revisited score is present in the English dubbed version on the Region 1 DVD released by Disney on April 15, 2003. However, purists can rest easy knowing that the original, unaltered score is present in the Japanese language track that is also present as an option on the DVD. The English dub also shortens the title to "Castle in the Sky," removing the word "Laputa". In 2010, Disney reissued the dub without the rescore or the occasional bits of extra dialogue (similar to "Kiki's Delivery Service") Oddly, however, while the American BluRay contains the edited 2010 dub, all the other international BDs have the rescore on the English dub track without the extra dialogue. See more
References The Wizard of Oz
Kimi wo Nosete (Carrying You)
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Performed by Azumi Inoue See more