PG | | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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 is based off of a levitating island in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. However the film had to have "Laputa" taken out of the titles in Spain and severl other Latin and South American countries because "la puta," in Spanish literally ... ...
Nothing but tree stumps and vines - stupid, ugly, dirty, disgusting things!
In the punchout scene between Shalulu and Pazu's boss, there are instances where we don't hear any auditory reactions, much less punches, when the camera is showing long shots of the crowd in either the Japanese version or the Magnum-English dub. (Disney's version, predictably, adds in more walla and punching sounds for that scene.)
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit.
$1,315,182 (France) (17 January 2003)