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Castle in the Sky

"Pazu rescues an unconscious girl descending from the night sky with a glowing pendant around her neck. He helps the girl, Sheeta, to escape from the air pirates and the military who are obsessed with Laputa, a legendary kingdom on a floating island in the sky with which Sheeta is suspected of being connected." -- from "Nausicaa.net" website

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Retitled from its original Japanese name of LAPUTA (for being an offensive phrase, something which director Hayao Miyazaki was oblivious to at the time), CASTLE IN THE SKY is the...
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First and foremost, this is one of my favorite Miyazaki films ever, a fantasy/sci-fi movie filled with adventure, friendship and magic in a mostly countryside setting. Secondly, it feels real...
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A beautiful and breathtaking adventure. I've seen Nausicań of the Valley of the Wind a few times now, and Castle in the Sky has a lot of similar visual...
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Laputa:Castle in the sky!!!!This is an awesome film, I JUST LOVE ALL GHIBLI films. This comes in my top 5!!!!!! It's totally fantastic!!!It's also very funny in some part, and...
Created by: Studio Ghibli
Language: English dub / Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Alternate Titles: Laputa, Castle in the Sky, Tenkű no shiro Rapyuta (Japan)
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Mayumi Tanaka ... Pazu
Keiko Yokozawa ... Sheeta
Kotoe Hatsui ... Dola
Minori Terada ... Muska
Fujio Tokita ... Uncle Pomme
Ichir˘ Nagai ... Shogun Mouro
Hiroshi Ito ... Oyakata
Machiko Washio ... Okami, Mrs. Daffy
Takumi Kamiyama ... Charles
Yoshito Yasuhara ... Louis
Sukekiyo Kameyama ... Henri
[ English dub ] Featuring the voices of:
James Van Der Beek ... Pazu
Anna Paquin ... Sheeta
Cloris Leachman ... Dola
Mark Hamill ... Col. Muska
Richard Dysart ... Uncle Pomme
Jim Cummings ... General
John Hostetter ... Boss
Michael McShane ... Charles
Mandy Patinkin ... Louis
Andy Dick ... Henri
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
Produced by: Isao Takahata
Executive Producers: Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Musical Score by: Joe Hisaishi
Writing Credits: Hayao Miyazaki

Titled 'Laputa, Castle in the Sky' in many countries. Miyazaki borrowed the name from the floating city in 'Gulliver's Travels', presumably without knowing that 'la puta' means 'whore' in Spanish. Hence 'Laputa' was dropped for Region 1 releases.

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