Hauru No Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) (2004) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

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Hauru No Ugoku Shiro

English Title: Howl's Moving Castle

Hauru No Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) (2004) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Hauru No Ugoku Shiro

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  • Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
  • Studio Ghibli, Tokuma Shoten, Dentsu Inc., Nippon Television Network, Touhoku Shinsha, Walt Disney Pictures
  • Animation Studio: Anime Torotoro, Dogakobo, Liberty Ship, Madhouse Studios, Nakamura Production, Oh production, Production I.G, Sakura Create, Studio Cockpit, Studio Takuranke
  • Distributed by: Toho Company Ltd., Ghibli International, Buena Vista International, Buena Vista Pictures (U.S.), Mitsubishi, Wild Bunch
  • Cartoon Characters: Sofţ, Hauru, Arechi no Majo, KarushifÔ, Marukuru, Kosh˘, Kakashi no Kabu, Koku˘, Hin, Sariman.
    English Characters: Sophie, Howl, Witch of the Waste, Calcifer, Markl, Servant, Prince, King of Ingary, Heen, Madam Suliman, Honey, Prince Turnip, Lettie, Madge, King.
  • Voice Actors: Chieko Baisho, Daijiro Harada, Haruko Kato, Aiko Nakajima, Akane Fujisaki, Akio Tanaka, Akiyoshi Sakurai, Atsushi Takeya, Hiroki Tanaka; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast...
  • Directed By Hayao Miyazaki, Pete Docter, Rick Dempsey.
  • Produced By Rick Dempsey, Ned Lott, Toshio Suzuki, John Lasseter.
  • Animated By Katsuya Kond˘, Akihiro Yamashita, Takeshi Inamura, Kitaro Kosaka.
  • Awards: Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature, 2006, Audience Award, Best Japanese Movie, Mainichi Film Awards, 2005; more Awards More Awards...
  • Music: Joe Hisaishi, Youmi Kimura, Shuntaro Tanigawa, Shuntaro Tanikawa, Chieko Baisho; more Musicians More Musicians...
  • Editor: Takeshi Seyama, Kashiko Kimura, Megumi Uchida, Rie Matsuhara.
  • Originally Released on November 20, 2004.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 119 minutes.
  • Color
  • Japan  Japan

Cartoon Summary:

Sophie, an average teenage 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 and is subsequently turned into a 90-year-old woman by the vain and conniving Wicked...  (more)

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"Howl's Moving Castle."

The second Studio Ghibli film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature (Spirited Away had been nominated -- and won -- three years before). This became one of the most financially successful Japanese films ever made....  (more)

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