A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Witches -- Drama.
Wizards -- Drama.
Young women -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Baishō, Chieko, voice actor, performer.
Bale, Christian, 1974- voice actor.
Crystal, Billy, voice actor.
Danner, Blythe, voice actor.
Dempsey, Rick, film producer, film director.
Dentsū, production company.
Devon, Mari, voice actor.
Docter, Pete, film director.
Freeman, Crispin, 1972- voice actor.
Futaki, Makiko, animator.
Gashūin, Tatsuya, 1950- voice actor.
Harada, Daijirô, 1944- voice actor.
Hewitt, Cindy Davis, screenwriter.
Hewitt, Donald H., screenwriter.
Hisaishi, Jō, 1950- composer (expression)
Hubbert, Jim, translator.
Hutcherson, Josh, voice actor.
Inamura, Takeshi, animator.
Isaki, Mitsunori, 1977- voice actor.
Kamiki, Ryūnosuke, 1993- voice actor.
Katō, Haruko, 1922-2015, voice actor.
Kimura, Takuya, 1972- voice actor.
Kimura, Youmi, composer (expression)
Kōsaka, Kitarō, 1962- animator.
Lasseter, John, film producer.
Lott, Ned, film producer.
Malone, Jena, 1984- voice actor.
Mitsubishi Shōji Kabushiki Kaisha, production company.
Miwa, Akihiro, 1935- voice actor.
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941- film director, screenwriter.
Mortimer, Emily, voice actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Jones, Diana Wynne. Howl's moving castle.
Mumy, Liliana, 1994- voice actor.
Nihon Terebi, production company.
Okui, Atsushi, director of photography.
Ōizumi, Yō, 1973- voice actor.
Ōtsuka, Akio, 1959 November 24- voice actor.
Seyama, Takeshi, editor of moving image work.
Shout! Factory (Firm), publisher.
Silverman, Mark, voice actor.
Simmons, Jean, 1929-2010, voice actor.
Sutajio Jiburi, Kabushiki Kaisha, production company.
Suzuki, Toshio, 1948 August 19- film producer.
Takeshige, Yōji, 1964- art director.
Tanikawa, Shuntarō, 1931- lyricist.
Tokuma Shoten, production company.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha, production company.
Walt Disney Productions, production company.
Yamashita, Akihiko, animator.
Yoshida, Norobu, art director.