Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Review: Disney Studio Ghibli's "Castle in the Sky" (DVD)

As part of the foursome of DVDs recently released by Disney's Studio Ghibli in early March of 2010, Castle in the Sky is another excellent animated film from award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. This movie is geared towards older children. On top of being 125 minutes long, there were guns, fistfights, explosions, and other mild violence. I also think the storyline would be extremely difficult to follow for children under the age of six.

The cast of this film included James Van Der Beek (The Storm), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Cloris Leachman (also in Ponyo), Mandy Patinkin (Criminal Minds), and Mark Hamill (Star Wars). Any Star Wars fan could easily identify Hamill as the voice of the movie's villain Muska. Leachman plays Dola, the leader of a family of pirates, which turned out to be my 6yr old son's favorite part of the move. With pirates, mines, robots, and floating kingdoms, how could this movie miss?

Visit Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for Video Clips from Castle in the Sky.

You can find the Castle in the Sky Special Edition DVD at the Disney Store and at other retailers of Disney movies.

Thank you to Click-Communications for providing us with a sample DVD free of charge to base this review upon.