Hauru No Ugoku Shiro
English Title: Howl's Moving CastleHauru No Ugoku Shiro (Howl's Moving Castle) (2004) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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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 ...
- 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.
- Written By Reiko Yoshida, Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones.
- Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature, 2006, Audience Award, Best Japanese Movie, Mainichi Film Awards, 2005; more Awards ...
- Music: Joe Hisaishi, Youmi Kimura, Shuntaro Tanigawa, Shuntaro Tanikawa, Chieko Baisho; more Musicians ...
- Editor: Takeshi Seyama, Kashiko Kimura, Megumi Uchida, Rie Matsuhara.
- Originally Released on November 20, 2004.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 119 minutes.
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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