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Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Hayao Miyazaki
Production: Tokuma Shoten
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125 min

We're blocked. It's the army.

Hey, please help out these kids.

They're being chased by pirates.



Stop! Stop, or I'll shoot!

It's an armored tank!

I don't care! Ram it!

Sheeta, what's the matter?!

Don't ask!

They'll fall!

Be quiet. Watch closely!

We're floating!

See that? The power of the Levistone!

It WAS the stone after all! Amazing!

It's okay. This way we'll go to the bottom.

AMAZING! I want it!


Excellent! I WILL get my hands on it!

It's going out.

Oh, wait...!

It did that when you came floating down, Sheeta.

The entrance looks so small.

I hope nothing bad happens

to your boss or the engineer.

It's okay. Miners are tough. Let's go.

Since long ago, the mountain's

been riddled with mine shafts.


Oh, good. I'm awfully hungry.

There's an apple and two candies for later.

Your bag is like magic.

It has everything in it.


That's in the northern mountains, isn't it?

Yes. When my parents died,

they left me the house and farm.

I managed alone, somehow.

You were kidnapped by

those men with dark glasses?

The same men we saw?

Who could it be...with such an army...

Both Dora and the 'dark glasses'

want to get the stone...

I had no idea there was such a

mysterious power in this stone.

It has been handed down through my family,

since times long past.

Mother gave it to me when she died,

telling me never to show it or give it to strangers.

So, we're both orphans.

Forgive me for getting you

mixed up in my troubles, Pazu.

Don't worry. When you fell from the sky,

my heart was pounding.

I knew it was the start

of something wonderful.

Imps...They're imps...

Grandpa Pomu! It's okay.

He's a very nice man.

We're lost!

This imp looks just like Pazu...

and a little girl imp, too, I see.

PWe're being chased by pirates...


P...and by the army, too.

Intrepid, aren't you...

Well, help yourself.

Thank you.

Grandpa, do you always stay underground?

That's impossible!

Since last night, the stars have

been making a mysterious commotion...

I hope they quiet down soon.

The rocks make noise?

The stones have small voices...


Pazu - look up.

But it was just rock...

It's pretty.

Now, look at this.

It went out.

There are Levistone veins

inside the rocks here.


This happens when Levistone touches the air.

It fades and becomes just rock.

It's glowing.

I'm amazed!

That's a pure Levistoncrystal...

I'm beginning to see n...

It's no wonder the stars are so restless!

There's a mysterious power in this stone.

Only the people of Laputa had

the power to make such a thing.

The people of Laputa...

That was when it floated in

the sky over Dekkai Island.

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Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation directors. Born in Bunkyō Ward of Tokyo, Miyazaki expressed interest in manga and animation from an early age, and he joined Toei Animation in 1963. During his early years at Toei Animation he worked as an in-between artist and later collaborated with director Isao Takahata. Notable films to which Miyazaki contributed at Toei include Doggie March and Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon. He provided key animation to other films at Toei, such as Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island, before moving to A-Pro in 1971, where he co-directed Lupin the Third Part I alongside Takahata. After moving to Zuiyō Eizō (later known as Nippon Animation) in 1973, Miyazaki worked as an animator on World Masterpiece Theater, and directed the television series Future Boy Conan. He joined Telecom Animation Film/Tokyo Movie Shinsha in 1979 to direct his first feature films, The Castle of Cagliostro in 1979 and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in 1984, as well as the television series Sherlock Hound. Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985. He directed multiple films with Ghibli, including Castle in the Sky in 1986, My Neighbor Totoro in 1988, Kiki's Delivery Service in 1989, and Porco Rosso in 1992. The films were met with commercial and critical success in Japan. Miyazaki's film Princess Mononoke was the first animated film to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, and briefly became the highest-grossing film in Japan following its release in 1997; its distribution to the Western world greatly increased Ghibli's popularity and influence outside Japan. His 2001 film Spirited Away became the highest-grossing film in Japanese history, winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards and considered among the greatest films of the decade. Miyazaki's later films—Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises—also enjoyed critical and commercial success. Following the release of The Wind Rises, Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films, though he returned to work on a new feature film in 2016. Miyazaki's works are characterized by the recurrence of themes such as humanity's relationship with nature and technology, the wholesomeness of natural and traditional patterns of living, the importance of art and craftsmanship, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic in a violent world. The protagonists of his films are often strong girls or young women, and several of his films present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities. Miyazaki's works have been highly praised and awarded; he was named a Person of Cultural Merit for outstanding cultural contributions in November 2012, and received the Academy Honorary Award for his impact on animation and cinema in November 2014. In 2002, American film critic Roger Ebert suggested that Miyazaki may be the best animation filmmaker in history, praising the depth and artistry of his films. more…

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