Introduce your entire family to Castle In The Sky, featuring a timeless story of courage and friendship with stunning animation from acclaimed Academy Award--winning director Hayao Miyazaki (2002, Best Animated Feature, Spirited Away). This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer's apprentice, finds a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant. Together, they discover both are searching for a legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck.
Their quest won't be easy, however. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents, and astounding obstacles to keep them from the truth--and from each other. This magical and uplifting classic from Studio Ghibli and Disney will thrill and amaze your family for years to come. Plus, this special edition DVD includes never-before-seen bonus features that transport you deeper into the film's amazing world!
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Disney's new English dub, which features Anna Paquin (Sheeta), James Van Der Beek (Pazu), and Cloris Leachman (pirate matriarch Dola), is lively and close in tone to the original Japanese, if a bit talkier. The exciting flying sequences, appealing characters, and fantastic vision of a steam-powered future Jules Verne might have imagined make Castle in the Sky a must-have for fans of Japanese and Western animation. -- Charles Solomon
|8 and up
|Barbara Goodson, James Van Der Beek, Lara Cody, Cloris Leachman, Rachel Vanowen
|Disney Presents Studio Ghibli
|Mar 2, 2010