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Howl's Moving Castle (5-Sep-2004)

Original Title: Hauru no Ugoku Shiro

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki

From novel: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Music by: Joe Hisaishi

Producers: Rick Dempsey; Ned Lott

Keywords: Juvenile

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Jean Simmons   ...   Grandma Sophie (voice)
Christian Bale   ...   Howl (voice)
Lauren Bacall   ...   Witch of the Waste (voice)
Blythe Danner   ...   Madame Suliman (voice)
Emily Mortimer   ...   Young Sophie (voice)
Josh Hutcherson   ...   Markl (voice)
Billy Crystal   ...   Calcifer (voice)
Additional Voices
Jena Malone   ...   Lettie (voice)
Daijiro Harada   ...   Heen (voice)
Crispin Freeman   ...   Turnip (voice)
Mark Silverman   ...   King (voice)
Mari Devon   ...   Honey (voice)
Liliana Mumy   ...   Madge (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui   ...   (voice)
Newell Alexander   ...   (voice)
Rosemary Alexander   ...   (voice)
Julia Barnett   ...   (voice)
Susanne Blakeslee   ...   (voice)
Leslie Carrara   ...   (voice)
Mitch Carter   ...   (voice)
David Cowgill   ...   (voice)
Holly Dorff   ...   (voice)
Moosie Drier   ...   (voice)
Iake Eissinmann   ...   (voice)
Will Friedle   ...   (voice)
Bridget Hoffman   ...   (voice)
Richard Horvitz   ...   (voice)
Sherry Hursey   ...   (voice)
Hope Levy   ...   (voice)
Christina MacGregor   ...   (voice)
Joel McCrary   ...   (voice)
Edie Mirman   ...   (voice)
Peter Renaday   ...   (voice)
Kristen Rutherford   ...   (voice)
Warren Sroka   ...   (voice)


Review by Hayao Miyazaki (posted on 14-Nov-2007)

Not as good as Miyazaki's other film, Spirited Away, but overall a good movie! In the movie, I love the idea and the story, but Howl seems to be too self-centered. He gets very depressed just because his hair changes color, what a baby! The rest of the story was great, I love Calcifer the most. He's just about the right character befitting a fire!

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