A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization.
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: [flying] As the title suggests, the castle of Laputa flies. Numerous flying contraptions feature in the movie. See more
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. See more
[Muska escorts her downstairs to the cellar; she notices a mechanical being lying on the floor
What is it?
An artificial life-form. It's called a robot. Laputa was just a legend until this dropped from the sky.
[We see a brief illustrated flashback where the robot crashes to the Earth, scattering a pair of farmers. Then we fade back to the robot
Now, the government wants *me* to unlock Laputa's secrets. For example, what's this fellow made of, metal or ceramics? With our limited technology, we ...
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more
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). See more
Referenced in Final Fantasy IX
Kimi wo Nosete (Carrying You)
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Performed by Azumi Inoue See more