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Castle in the Sky (movie)

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©1986 Nibariki • Tokuma Shoten

Alternative title:
Castillo en el Cielo (Spanish)
Das Schloss im Himmel (German)
El castell al cel (Spanish)
El Castillo en el Cielo (Spanish)
Laputa (Japanese)
Laputa - Castle in the Sky
Laputa - podniebny zamek (Polish)
Laputa - Slottet i himlen (Swedish)
Laputa: Castello nel Cielo (Italian)
Laputa_Lâu đài trên không (vietnamese)
Le Château dans le Ciel (French)
O Castelo no Céu (Portuguese)
Tenkū no Shiro Laputa (Japanese)
Un Castillo en el Cielo (Spanish)
Небесный Замок Лапута (Russian)
قلعة في السماء (Arabic)
天空の城ラピュタ (Japanese)
天空之城 (Chinese (Taiwan))
천공의 성 라퓨타 (Korean)
Themes: lost city, steampunk
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: A girl named Sheeta falls out of the sky and lands in Pazu's arms. Soon after a gang of air pirates led by Dola, as well as a mysterious man named Muska, are on their tails. The chase leads them to a floating castle that once belonged to an ancient race of people.
User Ratings: 4987 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1208 votes (sub:690, dub:422, raw:26, ?:16, edit.dub:4, others:50
14 Spanish subtitled
8 German dubbed
4 Portuguese subtitled
4 French subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
2 German subtitled
2 Spanish edited dub
1 Korean subtitled
1 Mandarin dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Polish dubbed
1 Mandarin subtitled
 Excellent: 1702 votes (sub:955, dub:651, raw:21, ?:19, edit.dub:4, others:52
15 Spanish subtitled
7 French subtitled
6 Spanish dubbed
4 German dubbed
4 Italian dubbed
4 French dubbed
2 Polish subtitled
2 Finnish subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Danish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Very good: 1151 votes (sub:645, dub:453, ?:11, raw:6, edit.dub:5, others:31
6 Spanish subtitled
4 French subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
3 German dubbed
3 Spanish dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
2 Russian dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Slovak subtitled subtitled
1 Mandarin subtitled
1 Polish dubbed
 Good: 597 votes (sub:322, dub:257, ?:5, edit.dub:2, others:11
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 German dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
 Decent: 204 votes (sub:107, dub:86, ?:4, raw:2, others:5
3 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 68 votes (sub:42, dub:23, ?:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Not really good: 26 votes (sub:16, dub:10)
 Weak: 19 votes (sub:12, dub:6, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Bad: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 8854 users, rank: #48 (of 9683)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.528 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.309, rank: #163 (of 9808)
Weighted mean: 8.456 (Very good+), rank: #172 (of 9808) (seen all: 8.47 / seen some: 7.17 / won't finish: 5.49)
Bayesian estimate: 8.453 (Very good+), rank: #72 (of 7427)
Running time: 124 minutes
2014-02-03 (Señal Colombia - Colombia)
2015-11-28 (Pakapaka)
Premiere date:
1986-08-02 (Japan)
1987-06-26 (Hong Kong, Non-BV English dub with Chinese Subtitles)
2000-02-04 (USA, New York International Children's Film Festival)
2004-01-15 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
Release dates: We have 21
(1985-06-15) Production Started
(1986-07-23) Production Completed
Opening Theme:
"Sora kara Futtekita Shōjo (空から降ってきた少女; The Girl Who Fell from the Sky)" by Joe Hisaishi
Ending Theme:
"Kimi wo Nosete (君をのせて; Carrying You)" by Azumi Inoue
Links: We have 6
Trivia: We have 8
Disney changed the name from Laputa: Castle in the Sky to simply Castle in the Sky because Laputa is a rather bad word in Spanish.
Streamline Pictures licensed Laputa, along with an English dub, from Tokuma in 1988 or 1989. Streamline did not create the original English dub.
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Graphic novel
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    Castle in the Sky (Dub.VHS) 2003-04-15

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Original story: Hayao Miyazaki
Character Design:
Hayao Miyazaki
Tsukasa Tannai
Animation Director: Tsukasa Tannai
Sound Director: Shigeharu Shiba
Executive producer: Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Producer: Isao Takahata

Animation Check:
Naoshi Ozawa
Yasuko Tachiki
Animation Supervisor: Tsukasa Niwauchi
Color design: Michiyo Yasuda
Harmony Process: Noriko Takaya
Image Song Composition: Kyōhei Tsutsumi
Image Song Lyrics: Takashi Matsumoto
Image Song Performance: Yoko Obata
In-Between Animation Assistance:
Akemi Seki (Shindo Production)
Akiko Teshima (Studio Fantasia)
Akiko Yamaguchi (Kusama Art)
Atsuko Narumi (Visual '80)
Emiko Iwayanagi (Studio Fantasia)
Hitoshi Ehara (Shindo Production)
Isao Hoshi (Studio Kuma)
Kazumi Okabe (Studio Gallop)
Keiko Nagai (OH! Production)
Keisuke Makinoda (Dogakobo)
Kumiko Ōtani (Studio Fantasia)
Kuniko Hamano (Visual '80)
Kyoko Higurashi (Shindo Production)
Mariko Takano (Studio Gallop)
Masumi Ishiguro (Dogakobo)
Minoru Okamoto (Studio Toto)
Miyako Izumi (Studio Fantasia)
Ritsuko Tanaka (Shindo Production)
Sadao Takahashi (Studio Fantasia)
Satoshi Ida (Dogakobo)
Satoshi Shigeta (Kusama Art)
Shizuko Minami (Studio Toto)
Sumio Watanabe (Visual '80)
Tadayoshi Yamamuro (Shindo Production)
Takayo Mizutani (Dogakobo)
Tatsuji Narita (Dogakobo)
Tatsuko Fukushi (Dogakobo)
Toru Morita (Studio Toto)
Toshiko Saito (Studio Gallop)
Toshitaka Hayami (Studio Toto)
Tsutomu Awada (OH! Production)
Yasuko Suzuki (Dogakobo)
Yayoi Matsushita (Dogakobo)
Yoshiko Kato (OH! Production)
Yoshiko Sato (Kusama Art)
Yoshimi Kanbara (Dogakobo)
Yukiko Kakuda (Studio Toto)
Yumi Kawachi (Dogakobo)
Yuto Teshima (Studio Kuma)
Ink & Paint Assistance:
Akemi Hosoya (Studio OZ)
Akihiko Isozaki (Studio OZ)
Akiko Sudō (Group Joy)
Asako Ohashi (Group Joy)
Ayako Murano (Production ACT)
Etsuko Shimoda (Production ACT)
Fumie Kato (Studio Hibari)
Fusako Takami (Studio Killy)
Harumi Machii (Studio Killy)
Hiroko Kazama (Production ACT)
Hiroko Kijima (Studio OZ)
Hiroko Yokoyama (Production ACT)
Hiroyuki Kuraoka (Production ACT)
Jukki Shinoda (Studio OZ)
Katsutoshi Yamagata (Studio Korumi)
Keiko Hiraga (Studio OZ)
Kenji Narita (Studio Hibari)
Kumiko Suzuki (Group Joy)
Mariko Tanazawa (Studio Fantasia)
Masako Natsui (Studio Killy)
Michiko Nishimaki (Studio Killy)
Mieko Taguchi (Production ACT)
Mikako Sodeyama (Group Joy)
Miyoko Nishiyama (Studio Killy)
Naomi Masuda (Studio OZ)
Naomi Takahashi (Studio Killy)
Nobuko Nakata (Studio Killy)
Norichika Iwakiri (Studio Killy)
Noriko Arakawa (Studio Hibari)
Rie Akiyama (Studio Hibari)
Rumiko Nagai (Studio Fantasia)
Shinichiro Kuze (Studio Killy)
Shinnosuke Sato (Group Joy)
Taeko Satō (Studio Killy)
Tomohisa Iizuka (Studio Fantasia)
Tomoko Danjo (Studio Fantasia)
Toshiko Asano (Studio Fantasia)
Yoko Suzuki (Studio Hibari)
Yoshie Komatsu (Production ACT)
Yoshie Murakami (Group Joy)
Yukie Naito (Studio Killy)
Yukitaka Shishikai (Studio Korumi)
Yuko Kikuchi (Studio Fantasia)
Yumiko Honda (Production ACT)
Ink & Paint Check: Homi Ogiwara
Key Animation Supervisor: Yoshinori Kanada
Music Production: Mitsunori Miura
Production: Tōru Hara
Production Desk: Naoyuki Oshikiri
Publicity Producer: Masaya Tokuyama
Sound Engineer: Shuji Inoue
Special Effects:
Gō Abe
Shinji Teraoka
Technical Assistant: Mikio Mori
Theme Song Composition: Joe Hisaishi
Theme Song Lyrics: Hayao Miyazaki
Theme Song Performance: Azumi Inoue (ED)
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Translation: Linda Hoagland

Adaptation: John Semper
ADR Consultant: Miyoko Miura
ADR Engineer, ADR Editor: Ernie Sheesley
Assistant Score Recordists:
Hiroyuki Akita
Suminobu Hamada
Final ADR Script/Adaptation: Jack Fletcher
Music Supervision: Andrew Beling
Orchestra Conductor: Vincent Mendoza
Orchestra Contractor: David Sabee
Original ADR Script: John Semper
Production Assistant:
Laurie Bean
Mark Caballero
Production Coordination: Susan Musi
Re-Recording Mixing:
Keith Rogers
Terry O'Bright
Recording engineer: Charlie Bouis
Rescoring Crew:
Ted Barela
Yvonne Matten
Score Mixing: Jon Baker
Score Recording: Jon Baker
Second Engineer:
Dmitry Lipai
Sam Hofstedt
Sound Design: Scott Weber
Sound Recording: Guy Charbonneau
Voice Casting: Jack Fletcher
Voice Direction: Jack Fletcher
Anna Paquin as Sheeta
Barbara Goodson as Pazu (1989 dub)
Lara Cody as Sheeta (1989 dub)

Cloris Leachman as Dola
Jeff Winkless as Muska (1989 dub)
Mark Hamill as Muska
Rachel Vanowen as Dola (1989 dub)

Andy Dick as Henri
Barry Stigler as Charles (1989 dub)
Dave Mallow as Louis (1989 dub)
Ed Mannix as Uncle Pom (1989 dub)
Jim Cummings as General
John Hostetter as Boss
Mandy Patinkin as Louie
Matthew K. Miller as Train Engineer
Michael McShane as Charles
Michael Reynolds as General (1989 dub)
Richard Dysart as Uncle Pom

English companies
Anime Limited (Soundtrack)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Shout! Factory (2017; via GKIDS)
Internet Streaming:
Netflix (Worldwide, excl. USA and Japan)
Rescoring Mix Facility: Studio X
Sound Recording: Le Mobile
Subtitles: Aura
Korean staff
Korean cast
Lee Mija as Pazu
Mi-Suk Jeong as Sheeta

Seon-Nyeo Seong as Dola
Wan-Gyeong Seong as Muska

Gwang Jang as
Uncle Pom
Gwang-Ju Jeon as Henri
Jeong-Min Bae as Madge
Seok-Jeong Yang as Boss (Mr. Duffy)
Seon-Nyeo Seong as Sheeta's Grandmother
Seung-Pyo Hong as Charles
Yeong-Mi Jo as Auntie
Yeong-Sam On as General

Korean companies
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Mathias Kozlowski

Adaptation: Philippe Videcoq
Pierre Tessier as Muska

Benoît Allemane as L'officier
Jacques Bouanich as Le conducteur du train
Maïté Monceau as Okami
Manon Azem as Shiita
Olivier Martret as Pazu
Paule Emanuelle as La Grand-Mère
Perette Pradier as Dora
Pierre Laurent as Louis
William Sabatier as Pepère
Yves Barsacq as Papi Pom
French companies
Arte (from 22 April 2010)
Ciné Cinema Famiz (from 1st May 2012)
TPS Cineculte (from 5 June 2006)
TPS Cinefamily
TPS Star
Dubbing Studio: Dubbing Brothers
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director:
Antonio Villar (Spain dub)
Juan Alfonso Carralero (Mexican dub)
Bárbara Pesquer (Catalan dub)
Paloma Mellado (Spain dub)
Executive producer: Hilel Chelminsky (Zima Entertainment)

Adaptation: Antonio Villar (Spain dub)
Ana Esther Alborg as Sheeta (Spain dub)
Betzabe Jara as Sheeta
Chelo Molina as Pazu (Spain dub; Aurum)
Circe Luna as Sheeta
Ismael Castro as Tío Pom
Marc Torrents as Pazu (Catalan dub)
Maria Josep Guasch as Sheeta (Catalan dub)
Mario Sauret as Motro
Mario Díaz Mercado as General Shogun Mouro
Nacho Aldeguer as Pazu (Spain dub)
Pilar Martín as Sheeta (Spain dub; Aurum)

Aleix Estadella as Muska (Catalan dub)
Antonio Villar as Muska (Spain dub)
Ismael Castro as Muska
Marisa Marco as Dora (Spain dub; Aurum)
Oscar Castellanos as Muska (Spain dub; Aurum)
Pilar Gentil as Dola (Spain dub)
Teresa Manresa as Dola (Catalan dub)

Abraham Aguilar as Anli (Spain dub)
Chema Lara as General Mouro (Spain dub; Aurum)
Daniel Albiac as Louis (Catalan dub)
David García Vázquez as Louis (Spain dub)
Eduard Doncos as Anli (Catalan dub)
Eduardo Moreno as Uncle Pom (Spain dub; Buena Vista)
Esther Ferreras as Kosaka (Catalan dub)
Félix Benito as Uncle Pom (Catalan dub)
Fernando Hernández as Mentor (Spain dub; Buena Vista)
Francisco Javier Martínez as Louis (Spain dub; Aurum)
Javier Franquelo as Old Engineer (Spain dub; Aurum)
Jesús Rodríguez as Borgne (Spain dub)
Joaquim Casado as
Motro (Catalan dub)
Old Engineer (Catalan dub)
Jorge Varela as General Muoro (Catalan dub)
José Ángel Juanes as Shogun Mouro (Spain dub)
Julio Núñez as Motro (Spain dub)
Lara Ullod as Madge (Catalan dub)
Manuel Bellido as Shalulu (Spain dub)
Milagros Fernández as Okami (Spain dub; Aurum)
Montserrat Roig as Okami Duffy (Catalan dub) 
Rafael Azcárraga as Okayata (Spain dub; Aurum)
Ramon Canals as Cap (Catalan dub)
Ramón Reparaz as Engineer (Spain dub; Buena Vista)
Roberto Cuenca Martínez as Pom (Spain dub; Aurum)
Xavier Casan as Shalulu (Catalan dub)

Elvira García (Catalan dub) 
Ferrán Carnicero (Catalan dub) 
Jordi Salas (Catalan dub) 
Juan Antonio García Sáinz (Spain dub; Buena Vista)
Paco Vaquero (Spain dub; Buena Vista)
Pep Papell (Catalan dub)
Toni Astigarraga (Catalan dub)
Toni Molías (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Canal CinemaPlus (Latin America)
Canal MAX (Latin America)
Canal RCN (Colombia)
Cinema + (Colombia)
HBO (Latin America)
HBO Latin America
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Señal Colombia (Colombia)
Teleantioquia (Colombia)
Babilla Ciné (Colombia | Theatrical; DVD and Blu-ray)
Dubbing Studio:
Soundtrack (Catalan dub)
Zima Entertainment (Mexican dub)
DVD Distribution: Babilla Ciné (Colombia)
Internet Streaming:
Canal RCN (Colombia)
RTVCPlay (Colombia)
Señal Colombia (Colombia)
Licensed by:
Aurum Producciones (Spain; 2010)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Spain; expired)
Zima Entertainment (Mexico)
Theatrical Releaser:
Babilla Ciné (Colombia)
Cinépolis (Colombia)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Carlo Valli
Art Director: Gualtiero Cannarsi

Dialogues: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Dubbing Assistant: Sabina Montanarella
Dubbing Supervision: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Alex Polidori as Pazu (Lucky Red)
Eva Padoan as Sheeta

Sonia Scotti as Dola
Tony Sansone as Muska (Lucky Red)

Carlo Valli as Charles
Danilo De Girolamo as Mooska
Dante Biagioni as Nonno Pom (Lucky Red)
Fabrizio Temperini as Daffi (Lucky Red)
Gianluca Crisafi as Anli (Lucky Red)
Nanni Baldini as Henry
Paolo Buglioni as Duffy

Italian companies
German staff
German cast
Nico Mamone as Pazu

Christoph Jablonka as Charlie
Claus Brockmeyer as Louis
Ilona Grande as Dora
Jens Kretschmer as Henri
Manfred Erdmann as Muoro
Ruth Küllenberg as Großmutter
Sonja Reichelt as Duffis Wife
Thorsten Nindel as Duffi
German companies
Polish staff
Polish companies
Distributor: Monolith Films
Internet Streaming: Netflix
Polish cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Canal MAX (subtituled-Brazil)
HBO Latin America (subtituled-Brazil)
Outsider Films (Portugal)
Versátil Home Vídeo (DVD-subtituled only)
Internet Streaming: Netflix (subtituled)
Portuguese cast
Swedish staff
Swedish cast
Director: Hasse Jonsson
ADR Director: Hasse Jonsson
Translation: Thomas Löwhagen
Producer: Lasse Svensson

ADR Engineer: Hasse Jonsson
Swedish companies
Distributor: Pan Vision
Dubbing: Eurotroll
Production: Eurotroll
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Distributor: Deltamac Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
Chinese (Hong Kong) staff
Chinese (Hong Kong) companies
Chinese (Hong Kong) cast

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