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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Did You Know?
Laputa is based off of a levitating island in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. However the film had to have "Laputa" taken out of the titles in Spain and severl other Latin and South American countries because "la puta," in Spanish literally means "the whore." Miyazaki apologized for this, saying that Laputa was both meaningless in English and Japanese. See more
In the Disney dub, when Sheeta first shows her crystal to Pazu, she says that her grandmother gave it to her. But later on in the film, she says that her mother gave it to her before she died. See more
[Hitting both Charles and Louis in the head with a coal shovel on the train chase
That's a strong little girl!
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit. See more
The original Japanese theatrical release did not have the current Studio Ghibli logo at the beginning; it had the Toho logo instead. See more
Referenced in When Marnie Was There
Kimi wo Nosete (Carrying You)
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Performed by Azumi Inoue See more