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Laputa: Castle in the Sky
(Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta)
2 August 1986 / 124 minutes
Screenplay, Storyboards, Direction: Hayao Miyazaki
Pazu rescues an unconscious girl descending
from the night sky with a glowing pendant around her neck. He helps the
girl, Sheeta, to escape from the air pirates and the military who are
obsessed with Laputa, a legendary kingdom on a floating island in the
sky with which Sheeta is suspected of being connected.
With an adventurous boy as the main
character, Miyazaki tells "a story that involves discoveries and
wonderful encounters...a story that carries a message of hope."
The production of Laputa also led to the establishment of
Studio Ghibli in 1985.
Disney is set to bring this film to the
United States and to the rest of the world with a soundtrack
freshly rescored by Joe
Hisaishi, who composed the original, and performed by a full
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