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Program Title: Howl's Moving Castle
EASC Code: JH-20
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English, Japanese, Other
Subtitles:
Subject: Children's TV/Movie
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Producer: Toshio Suzuki
Release Date: 2004
Running Time: 119 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: In Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated masterpiece, journey beyond imagination and enter a "breathtaking fantasy world" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) filled with adventure, humor and heart. Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life-changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl's magnificent flying castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell.
Featuring voice talents of Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner and Billy Crystal, Miyazaki's artistry comes to life on DVD with inventive characters, unique storytelling and richly detailed animation.
Data Entry Date: 11/20/2006