PG | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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.
Laputa was inspired by Paronella Park, a castle built by Jose Paronella at Mena Creek, in Far North Queensland, Australia. The theme music from "Castle in the Sky" is used during the night tours of the castle.
What's going on?
Col. Muska: Hold your tongue, commoner! You are in the presence of the king of Laputa.
General: The man has gone *crazy*!
Col. Muska: I thought I would show you an example of Laputa's power. We are about to celebrate the rebirth of the Laputian kingdom.
Col. Muska: Prepare ...
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.
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit.
An earlier dub was commissioned by Tokuma (and quickly produced by an unknown studio in 1989) and was given a brief US theatrical run by Streamline Pictures. This earlier version was only voice-dubbed leaving all of the music and sound-effects in their original state. However, it also omitted the reference to "Gulliver's Travels". Reportedly, Carl Macek was disappointed with how this early dub turned out. The only official release this older dub has seen was on the Japanese Region 2 DVD (because at the time, Disney's dub was not yet ready to be released on DVD).
$197,172 18 November 2018