Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Drama


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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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2 December 2004 | fan999
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| One of my all time favorite movies, PERIOD.
This is one of my all time favorite movies, PERIOD. I can't think of another movie that combines so many nice movie qualities like this one does. This flick has it all: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Good vs. Bad and even some Romance (without even an innocent "peck" on the cheek between the Pazu and Sheeta). Maybe best of all, you don't have to be in Mensa to "get it" and enjoy the movie like you do with some of Miyazaki's other movies (I don't know about you, but I watch movies to take a break from thinking). This is just a flat-out enjoyable movie that everyone will like, so do yourself a favor and go buy it. The only sour note is the American Dubbing. I found Vander-Geek to be just plain annoying. But all is not lost, the original Japanese version is on the two-disc set and it rocks! Who cares if you can't understand spoken Japanese? If you can read at a second-grade level then watch the original Japanese recording with English subtitles. You won't regret it.

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Trivia

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.


Quotes

General: 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 ...


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.


Crazy Credits

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


Alternate Versions

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).


Soundtracks

Moshimo Sora wo Tobetara
(If You Can Fly in the Sky)
(image song)
Lyrics by
Takashi Matsumoto
Music by Kyôhei Tsutsumi
Performed by Obata Yoko (Tokuma Japan)

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Animation | Adventure | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

19 July 1991

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,172 18 November 2018

Gross USA:

$523,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,039,653

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