Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds
|Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds|
|Directed by||Tsutomu Shibayama|
|Music by||Shunsuke Kikuchi|
|Distributed by||Toho Company|
Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds (ドラえもん のび太と雲の王国 Doraemon Nobita to Kumo no Ōkoku) is a feature-length Doraemon film which premiered on March 7, 1992.
A boy, his father, and his grandfather are stranded on an island after their boat was crushed by a storm. The boy's grandfather sees a spaceship ordering him to leave as there will be a storm that will flood the island. That night, a storm does indeed come and floods the island.
While studying about types of cloud, Nobita asks if there is Heaven in one of them, causing him to be ridiculed by everyone in the school. He resorts to find Heaven on his own when Doraemon initially rejects his pleas, though Doraemon later insists that they should build their own artificial "Heaven". Using Doraemon's gadgets, they solidify a large area of clouds, build an environment on it, and create several cloud-shaped robots for help. They initially keep secret of it by using an invisible dome to disguise the cloud, but later tell it to Gian, Suneo, and Shizuka when they have to invest more money to build a huge castle and create buildings. With shares from Suneo (who invests the most), they manage to transform the area into a large kingdom with various facilities of their interest. Meanwhile, various nature areas of Earth, such as the Amazon rainforest are reported to have been stolen by a cloud. As the news reach Nobita and his friends, the city cloud hits a high mountain. Doraemon and Nobita head down to check and find the boy seen in the beginning of the film, unconscious while riding a Cryptodon. They save the boy, but are puzzled by his and the Cryptodon's appearance. The next day, Nobita is crowned the king and wears a special crown which causes everyone in the city cloud to bow down to him, which he uses to stop Gian and Suneo from fighting, but later learns that the boy had disappeared. They head down to try to find the Cryptodon, but wind up arriving at a mysterious land inside a cloud.
They meet Paruparu, a "sky human" who explains that they are in the Kingdom of Clouds, a kingdom located in various clouds in the sky, hidden from the terrestrial humans and inhabited by humans who resorted to live in the sky after they had been disturbed by how other humans caused much destruction to Earth. The kingdom is the one responsible for the natural disappearance on Earth, explaining that they did that to prevent their extinction. Nobita and his friends are offered shelter, but escape, mistaking the sky humans for locking them up. They are separated, with Gian, Suneo, and Shizuka taken back by the sky humans, while Nobita and a broken Doraemon are forced to wander the clouds. Gian, Suneo, and Shizuka explore the kingdom with Paruparu, eventually learning that the kingdom have been planning to release a great flood on Earth, dubbed as the "Noah plan" to clean up all of its "mess", but not before they evacuate all living things from it. Despite going against the idea, Gian, Suneo, and Shizuka lose favor during a court to determine the execution of the plan. Meanwhile, Nobita and Doraemon meet with their friend the lilliputian Hoi and his family, who had been taken to the kingdom after Donjara Village's destruction, as well as the disappeared boy, revealed to be named Tagaro. As Tagaro tells that it is impossible to leave the kingdom after wearing a special ring (which Nobita does not wear), Hoi uses his magical scarf on a swallow to transport Nobita and Doraemon to Nobita's kingdom. They go through the Anywhere Door to leave, but accidentally switch the time which causes them to arrive on Earth several days afterward, when the Kingdom of Clouds have launched their flood. Doraemon fixes himself when his head hits a pole and goes back to the city cloud with Nobita.
To prevent the flood, Doraemon reveals a cannon which can destroy any cloud, though he only wants to threaten the sky humans, not necessarily defeat them. Meanwhile, a group of animal hunters escape from the Kingdom of Clouds (after being captured earlier) and resort to Nobita and Doraemon's help. They steal Nobita's crown and fire a shot which destroys a section of the Kingdom of Clouds. Gian, Suneo, Shizuka, and Paruparu arrive to stop them, but they are thrown to jail and being reunited with Nobita and Doraemon. Feeling responsible for the destruction of the Kingdom of the Clouds, Doraemon breaks free and destroys Nobita's city cloud gas using his iron head, destroying everything in the cloud, though Nobita, his friends, and the hunters are saved by the sky humans. Doraemon is gravely injured, while Paruparu speaks her objection for the Noah plan. Nobita and his friends are further supported by many of their friends who had been helped by them in the past, including Hoi and his family, Moa and Dodo, and the now-adult humanoid plant Kibo, who revives Doraemon with his green laser. With increased favor, the sky humans decide to abandon their Noah plan, and Nobita and his friends are transported back to Earth, bidding farewell on the sky humans.
|Nobita Nobi||Noriko Ohara|
|Shizuka Minamoto||Michiko Nomura|
|Takeshi "Gian" Goda||Kazuya Tatekabe|
|Suneo Honekawa||Kaneta Kimotsuki|
|Nobita's Mama||Sachiko Chijimatsu|
|Nobita's Papa||Masayuki Sato|
|Hoi's father||Takumi Yamazaki|
|Hoi's mother||Kei Hayami|
|Representatives|| Kazuhiko Kishino|
|TV Announcer||Satomi Kōrogi|
|Cinema Usherette||Rie Iwatsubo|
|Poachers|| Kiyoshi Kobayashi|