When you have a magical flying sloop designed by Hayao Miyazaki and staffed by a muppet crow created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, who are you going to get to captain the ship? Jo F’in Shishido, of course.
Very short, child-like and oneiric in a tone reminiscent of The Neverending Story. Not much of a story, but some nifty visuals.
(and definitely watch the “making of” which is in some ways more fun than the movie – I love watching people create props and practical effects)