Castle in the Sky is an early masterpiece of storytelling and animated filmmaking by Hayao Miyazake, whose imaginative and ornately detailed vision presaged later films like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. A young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island in the sky, site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. (Fully subtitled)

Director:

Hayao Miyazake

Cast:

Voices of Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada, Fujio Tokita, Hiroshi Ito, Takumi Kamiyama, Ichirô Nagai, Tarako, Sukekiyo Kameyama, Machiko Washio, Yoshito Yasuhara

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

2hrs 4mins

Release Year:

1986

Country Of Origin:

Japan