The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

castle of cagliostroDirector: Hayao Miyazaki

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki, Haruya Yamazaki (Screenplay) Monkey Punch (Graphic Novel)


Story: A flamboyant their and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count’s clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.




Action: Strong animated action scenes (9/10)


Comedy: Light hearted comedy in a more series story works very nicely (8/10)


Romance: The story is a love story and is on an equal par to any Disney film (9/10)


Animation: Brilliant animation for an animation from 1979 (10/10)


Sound: Good use of sound and music to add to the story (9/10)


Best Part: The wolf’s tricks

Favourite Character: Inspector Zenigata 


Least Favourite Character: The Count


Trivia: Steven Spielberg called the film ‘one of the greatest adventure movies of all time’


Overall: A great animated film that still looks fresh and brand new, it has a brave storyline with a thief as the hero and could put most Disney princess films to shame. The adventure side of the film is very similar to a Tintin adventure and you can see where some more modern films gained ideas from, Definitely one to watch if you get the chance.


Rating 92%


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