Laputa Castle in The Sky

Laputa Castle In The Sky is an animated film by Hayao Miyazaki at Ghibli Studios.
Medium - Film
Form - Animation
Purpose - Entertainment and profit
Audience - Mostly young people




Media Analysis (Access 2)
Test on Laputa castle In The Sky – Hayao Miyazaki

Outcome 1 PC (a) & PC (b)
1 a. Name a feature of the text.
Feature 1 – Medium – Animation

1 b. How does this affect the meaning of the text.
Feature 1 – Drawings not real actors

2 a. Name a second feature of the text.
Feature 2 – Genre – Science Fiction

2 b. How does this affect the meaning of the text.
Feature 2 – Robots and flying machines

3 a. Name a third feature of the text.
Feature 3 – High angles

3 b. How does this affect the meaning of the text.
Feature 3 – make Sheeta and Potzu look small and vulnerable.



4 a. Name a fourth feature of the text.
Feature 4 – Low angles

4 b. How does this affect the meaning of the text.
Feature 4 - make Muska look big and scary


5 a. Name a fifth feature of the text.
Feature 5 – Flashback

5 b. How does this affect the meaning of the text.
Feature 5 – We see Potzu’s father find Laputa. We see Sheeta learning spells from her grandmother.


Outcome 2 PC (a) and PC (b)
3 Choose a word to describe this film (Boring / Exciting)
Give reasons for choosing that word: (Too long and slow in places / full of exciting things like robots and flying machines, lots and lots of action.)

Outcome 3 PC (a)
4 Who was this text made for? What kind of audience did the producer have in mind? Young people

Outcome 3 PC (b)
5 Think of the people who made this text.
What would they have had to pay for, to make this text? Artists to draw all the pictures, cameras, film

How will they make a profit from this text? People paying to see it at the cinema. People buying the DVD,