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  • Published: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2006]
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Format: DVD

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  • 078886145X
  • 9780788861451
  • 786936296662

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Howl's moving castle

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Call number: DVD Animation Howl's, Youth-DVD Movies Howl's

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Downtown Youth, West Adult, West Youth

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Based on the novel: Howl's moving castle / by Diana Wynne Jones.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004.

Voices (English): Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson, Billy Crystal.

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.

DVD, widescreen (1.85:1), region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

Contents: Howl's moving castle.

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One of my Favorites

I love this movie. It's one of my favorites by Studio Ghibli. Quite different in many ways from the wonderful book it is based on, but is excellent itself as well.

Great movie

I like all of Hayao Miyazaki's movies.


My kids and I really enjoyed this movie.

undeniably awesome

undeniably awesome




This movie is the one time I will say that the movie did the book justice because of the beautiful drawings and perfect music. :)

Miyazaki's Howl's moving castle

A typical Miyazaki/studio ghibli film. Beautiful animation, a good story (thank you, Mrs.Jones), characters that, despite being different from the original characters, are unique and amazing. The music is beautiful. I have watched this movie at least three times and read the book at least twice, and with every view and reread it has only enchanted me more. Definitely worth the time.


Great--for both adults and children. Interesting story. I would recommend it!

Amazing movie

I loved every single minute of it! :D

another miyazaki

Great movie draws you in

The book is even better

A beautiful movie, very enjoyable. But the strength of plot comes from the book by Diana Wynne Jones which is FABULOUS. Give it a read!

Loved It!! <3 <3

I love this movie, it is so good!!


I love Miyazaki's movies so much because he tells stories in animation like no other person I know. The stories are very heartwarming and Howl's Moving Castle was one of the most amazing movies I 've ever seen. I usually don't care much about animation, but this a movie for all ages. I usually don't like watching movies dubbed, but the voice acting in this movie is great. The characters are easy to fall in love with and the music is GREAT. I would recommend this movie to anyone I meet who wants to watch a good, heartwarming film.

Howl's Moving Castle

I loved this movie from the moment I started watching it. The story is just so unique.


This is a beautiful movie and I loved it a lot.


twas alright

One of his best

integrating fantasy, magic, Japanese culture and storytelling, Miyazaki creates incredible stories with stunning animation. This is a true classic, it's still great, even if it's not his best.

Howl's Moving Castle

Like all other Miyazaki movies I loved this!


Great movie - highly recommended!


I saw this movie long ago, liked it, and still like it!

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