When master thief Lupin III, a.k.a. “The Wolf” inadvertently steals a fortune in counterfeit bills from a casino, he is quick to realize the high-quality printing plates that made them are worth even more. Tracing the source of the money to the small European country of Cagliostro, Lupin and his team of colorful outlaws cross swords with the nation’s mysterious monarch over his forthcoming marriage to the last princess of the Cagliostro family. It’s fast-paced adventure as Lupin must battle fearsome ninjas, rescue a damsel in distress and uncover the key to the lost Cagliostro fortune.
Written and directed by Academy Award® winning anime pioneer and visionary Hayao Miyazaki, everyone will enjoy this lighthearted romp which Steven Spielberg once called one of the greatest adventure movies of all time. —Anchor Bay
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to introduce the films to the rest of the world will let more people appreciate the high-quality works he has given the movie-going public.
Hayao Miyazaki was born in Tôkyô on January 5, 1941. He started his career in 1963 as an animator at the studio Toei Douga studio, and was subsequently involved in many early classics of Japanese animation. From the beginning, he commanded attention with his incredible drawing ability and the seemingly endless stream of movie ideas he proposed.
In 1971, he moved to the A Pro studio with Isao Takahata, then to Nippon Animation in 1973, where he was heavily involved in the World Masterpiece Theater TV animation series for the next five years. In 1978, he directed… read more
Childhood favorite of mine. I really adore this and Castle in the Sky. Both are so much fun and the animation is great. Let's be honest, Lupin is cool as hell.