Here is the third in a series of movie posters for Studio Ghibli's first film, 1986's Laputa: Castle in the Sky. This is a terrific poster, not as iconic as the poster #1, but more colorful and dynamic than poster #2. I just love the sense of vertigo from this illustration. You really get a sense of the fantastic depth of these caverns, like a Welsh version of the Road Runner cartoons.
The characters in the background remind me of a lot of the slapstick comedy from Miyazaki's youth, particularly the pirate ship battle from Animal Treasure Island. Have I posted those screenshots yet? If not, I'll have to do that this weekend.
I'm a sucker for sharp details and lush colors, so it's no surprise that this is my favorite Castle in the Sky poster. Put this one on the DVD and Blu-Ray cover and I'll be a happy panda.