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Ok, so last night I was remembering that a Miyazaki movie that we own on DVD had an air pirate theme to it too. So I rewatched that last night, it was Laputa, Castle in the Sky. Quite a charming movie, full of action. I love that there are scenes on the earth, underground, and in the sky...it's all over the place! And there was an excellent steampunk train/locomotive sequence that inspired me to do more research...how can I forget steam trains?
Laputa involves a young girl and boy, trying to save the world, or at least to save the Castle in the Sky from falling into the wrong hands. It is a magical place. And they join a band of air pirates, led by the crazy maternal figure Dola, and her sons, who travel in search of treasures in thier wild flying ships. Here is a little clip of the film, set to some Disney boy band called the Jonas Brothers, with a poppy, piratey song. Its cheesy, I know, but cute.
And because I feel like I cannot mention Pirates without just a little Jack Sparrow, even though I don't think he is really related to this conversation, here you go: