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Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, Japan's premier animator and
co-founder of Studio Ghibli, takes viewers on an amazing animated adventure that
celebrates the power of love to transform and the resiliency of the human spirit
in the face of adversity.
Sophie, an ordinarily 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 Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible odyssey to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl's magical moving castle where she becomes acquainted with Markl, Howl's apprentice, and a hot-headed fire demon named Calcifer. Sophie's love and support comes to have a major impact on Howl, who flies in the face of orders from the palace to become a pawn of war and instead risks his life to help bring peace to the kingdom...
Extraordinary characters, inventive imagery and stunning hand-drawn cel frame artistry make this latest masterpiece from the visionary Miyazaki an unforgettable experience!
- Disc 1:
Complete feature length storyboards
- Disc 2:
Interview with author Diana Wynne Jones
Interview with Peter Docter, dialogue director for the English language version
Director Hayao Miyazaki's visit to Pixar
Behind the scenes: an explanation of CG
Studio Ghibli trailer reel
Screen Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic
Languages Japanese ; English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Duration 1 hour and 55 minutes (approx)
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