Howl's moving castle
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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.

Item Details
Magic -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Witches -- Drama.
Wizards -- Drama.
Young women -- Drama.
Animated films.
Fantasy films.
Steampunk films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014, voice actor.
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.
1 Blu-ray disc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical DTS-HD 5.1 (English Japanese French)
video file Blu-Ray 1080p high definition region A
Target Audience Note:
MPAA: PG; for frightening images and brief mild language.
Other Title:
Hauru no ugoku shiro (Motion picture)
Based on the novel: Howl's moving castle / by Diana Wynne Jones.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: Feature-length storyboards ; Behind the microphone ; Interview with Diana Wynne Jones ; Miyazaki's visit to Pixar ; The birth story of the film soundtrack ; Explanation of CG ; Original theatrical trailers ; TV spots.
U.S. production: executive producer, John Lasseter ; producers, Rick Dempsey, Ned Lott ; directors, Pete Docter, Rick Dempsey ; English language adaptation, Cindy Davis Hewitt, Donald H. Hewitt ; translated from the original Japanese by Jim Hubbert.
Music by Joe Hisaishi ; theme song "Sekai no yakusoku", lyrics, Shuntaro Tanikawa, composition, Youmi Kimura, music arrangement, Joe Hisaishi, performance, Chieko Baisho ; supervising animators, Akihiko Yamashita, Takeshi Inamura, Kitaro Kosaka ; key animators, Makiko Futaki [and others] ; art directors, Yôji Takeshige, Noboru Yoshida ; editing, Takeshi Seyama ; director of photography, Atsuchi Okui.
Voices (English): Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson, Billy Crystal, Jena Malone, Daijiro Harada, Crispin Freeman, Mark Silverman, Mari Devon, Liliana Mumy.
Voices (Japanese): Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashûin, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mitsunori Isaki, Yô Ôizumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Daijirô Harada, Haruko Katô.
Blu-ray ; region A ; 1080p High Definition widescreen (1.85:1) ; DTS-HD 5.1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
In Japanese, dubbed English, or dubbed French with optional English or French subtitles.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Publisher or Distributor Number:
SF 18162
Link to PAC
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