- Introduce your entire family to CASTLE IN THE SKY, featuring a timeless story of courage and friendship with stunning animation from acclaimed Academy-Award(R)-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (2002, Best Animated Feature, SPIRITED AWAY).
Plus, this 2-Disc Special Edition DVD includes never-before-seen bonus features that transport you deeper into the film’s amazing world!
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. Add CASTLE IN THE SKY to you DVD library, and this magical and uplifting classic from Studio Ghibli and Disney will thrill and amaze your family for years to come.
Personal Review Castle in the Sky
Castle in the Sky begins with a young girl, Sheeta, falling from an aircraft that has been taken by hijackers. But, she doesn’t really fall, she floats down. As she comes to earth, an engineer’s apprentice, Pazu, finds her…
And the adventure begins.
Sheeta has a crystal that connects her to the legendary land the Floating Island of Laputa. Pazu has heard stories about Laputa from his father, and he wants to help her find her way before her evil Uncle Muska uses the power of the crystal to take over the World.
Throw in some Sky Pirates, and it’s quite a rollicking adventure tale.
There is a steam punk feel to this movie… air ships, steam trains and amazing machinery fill the world. And on the Floating Island, you will meet the gentle beings who guard the Castle.
(On a side note… Castle in the Sky gives more than a nod to Jonathan Swift and Gulliver’s Travels. In part 3 of the travels, Gulliver arrived on Laputa, the floating island.)
This movie is great for ages 8 and up…. it’s a great story with fabulous animation.
See the Trailer…