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Castle in the Sky Details


Hayao Miyazaki's fantasy adventure Castle in the Sky begins with a chase scene through a flying ship, where all the passengers are after the young girl, Sheeta (voice of Anna Paquin). Going overboard to avoid capture, Sheeta is rescued by her powerful crystal necklace which floats her down to safety. She's recovered by Pazu (voice of James Van Der Beek), a young resourceful boy who works in a small mining town. Sharing a common desire to see Laputa, the castle in the sky, Pazu and Sheeta team up to outrun the pirates and the military. Led by hard-bitten matriarch Dola (voice of Cloris Leachman), the pirates are a rowdy yet dimwitted group of brothers who are after Laputa's treasure. Led by the greedy yet civilized Muska (voice of Mark Hamill), the military is after Laputa's secret powers. Everyone races to get to the abandoned castle of Laputa, which has been overgrown with vines and plant life. Its only inhabitants are the animals and robots who protect a magical garden. As the different parties fight over who gets to control Laputa, it's up to Sheeta to use her ancient knowledge to save it from ultimate destruction. The English-language version also includes the voices of Mandy Patinkin and Andy Dick. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:April 25, 2012


James Van Der Beek
as Pazu [English version]
Anna Paquin
as Sheeta [English version]
Mark Hamill
as Muska [English version]
Cloris Leachman
as Dola [English version]
Richard Dysart
as Uncle Pom [English version]
Jim Cummings
as General [English version]
John Hostetter
as Boss [English version]
Michael McShane
as Charles [English version]
Mandy Patinkin
as Louie [English version]
Andy Dick
as Henri [English version]
Mayumi Tanaka
as Pazu [Japanese version]
Keiko Yokozawa
as Sheeta [Japanese version]


Hayao Miyazaki
Isao Takahata
Tatsumi Yamashita
Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
Screen Story
Joe Hisaishi
Composer (Music Score)
Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Executive Producer
Jack Fletcher
Voice Director