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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Hayao Miyazaki: [flying] As the title suggests, the castle of Laputa flies. Numerous flying contraptions feature in the movie. See more »
The colour of the hand-cannon shells that Dola gives Pazu alternates. The case of the shells is red, and the cap is gold, but later on the case becomes gold, and the cap red. See more »
Sheeta, can you make pudding? I *love* pudding!
I get to lick the spatula!
And I like chocolate cake with that... Oh, what's that frosting? It's kinda pink and swirly with...
Will you shut up?
[to Pazu and Sheeta]
Ah, what can I tell ya? They just really like dessert.
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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 Toho 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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