Howl’s Moving Castle

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Director

Hayao Miyazaki

Cast

Jean Simmons as Old Sophie (US)

Chieko Baisho as Old/Young Sophie (JP)

Christian Bale as Howl (US)

Takuya Kimura as Howl (JP)

Lauren Bacall as Witch of the Waste (US)

Akihiro Miwa as Witch of the Waste (JP)

Blythe Danner as Suliman (US)

Haruko Kato as Suliman (JP)

Emily Mortimer as Young Sophie (US)

Josh Hutcherson as Markl (US)

Ryunosuke Kamiki as Markl (JP)

Billy Crystal as Calcifer (US)

Tatsuya Gashuin as Calcifer (JP)

Writers

Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)

Daiana Win Jonzu (novel)


Summary

In a fictional kingdom where both magic and early 20th century technology are prevalent, a young milliner is turned into an elderly woman by a witch who enters her shop and curses her. She encounters a wizard named Howl and gets caught up in his resistance to fighting for the king.

Genre

Animated, Fantasy, Kids

Released

November 20, 2004 (Japan)

Runtime

1hr 59min

MPAA

PG, for frightening images and brief mild language

Additional Credits

Music By

Cinematographer

Associate Producers

Film Editing