All Genres: Reality-TV
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 8.8 (0)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Sound: Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, SDDS
- April 1945, a nation awaits its…
Writing by: Hayao Miyazaki – (screenplay)
Diana Wynne Jones – (novel "Howls Moving Castle") (as Daiana Win Jônzu)
Cindy Davis Hewitt – writer
Donald H. Hewitt – writer
Produced by: Rick Dempsey – producer
Tomohiko Ishii – assistant producer
John Lasseter – executive producer
Ned Lott – producer
Hayao Miyazaki – executive producer
Toshio Suzuki – producer
Cast: Nigel Lythgoe – Himself – Judge / … (58 episodes, 2005-2008)
Cat Deeley – Herself – Host / … (56 episodes, 2005-2008)
Mary Murphy – Herself – Judge / … (56 episodes, 2005-2008)
Stephen Boss – Himself (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
Courtney Galiano – Herself (19 episodes, 2008)
Katee Shean – Herself (19 episodes, 2008)
Joshua Allen – Himself (18 episodes, 2008)
Lauren Gottlieb – Herself (17 episodes, 2007)
Neil Haskell – Himself (17 episodes, 2007)
Pasha Kovalev – Himself (17 episodes, 2007)
Lacey-Mae Schwimmer – Herself (17 episodes, 2007)
Music: Joe Hisaishi
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Plot Outline: When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Plot: A love story between an 18-year-old girl named Sofо, cursed by a witch into an old womans body, and a magician named Hauru. Under the curse, Sofо sets out to seek her fortune, which takes her to Haurus strange moving castle. In the castle, Sophie meets Haurus fire demon, named Karishifв. Seeing that she is under a curse, the demon makes a deal with Sophie–if she breaks the contract he is under with Hauru, then Karushifв will lift the curse that Sophie is under, and she will return to her 18-year-old shape.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
After the final credits there is a statement by the real Traudl Jung about her feelings of guilt and responsibility. In the British Cinema release, this is moved to before the credits.
Goofs: We know about 17 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Anachronisms: When the drug for the Goebbels children is mixed, the Erlenmeyer flask is postwar as you can clearly see from the logo (Schott Mainz). The company moved there in 1951/2.
Trivia: There are 7 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Mamoru Hosoda was selected to direct the film but he abruptly left the project. Hayao Miyazaki then took up the directors role.
- The license number on the first car Sofies mother rides is 667.
- The character Pazu, from Miyazakis Castle in the Sky, can be seen running in front of the Wizard Jenkins door.