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Castle In the Sky

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Hayao Miyazaki’s kid-friendly (ages 9+) animated adventure film was the very first film by the legendary Studio Ghibli. 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. Castle in the Sky is an early masterpiece of storytelling and filmmaking whose imaginative and ornately detailed vision presaged later films like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.The English dubbed version features the voice talents of James Van Der Beek, Mark Hamill and Anna Paquin.


Parental guide from Common Sense Media: “Parents need to know that Castle in the Sky is a film where cartoon violence and peril are fairly regular and sometimes intense in this spectacle, with abundant street brawling, gunfire (often aimed at children), artillery, death rays, even what looks like an H-bomb. Despite all that, no dead bodies are shown. Sheeta and Pazu are both perceptive, plucky kids who model courage and teamwork.”

  • Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
  • 1986, Japan
  • 124 minutes
    Castle In the Sky

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