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Castle in the Sky

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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!

To view our entire collection of Hayao Miyazaki's girl-empowering films, visit our Studio Ghibli Collection.

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Inspired by "Gulliver's Travels," the fantasy-adventure Castle in the Sky (1986) was Hayao Miyazaki's third feature, and helped to establish his reputation as a visionary in both Japan and America. The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the legendary sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world. Castle echoes elements in Myazaki's earlier Nausicaa, and anticipates imagery in his later films, from My Neighbor Totoro to Spirited Away.

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

Product Details

Media Type Movie
Recommended Age 8 and up
Actors Barbara Goodson, James Van Der Beek, Lara Cody, Cloris Leachman, Rachel Vanowen
Director Hayao Miyazaki
Running Time 125 minutes
Studio Disney Presents Studio Ghibli
Release Date Mar 2, 2010
Language English