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Year: 2005
USA: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast (English version): Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal, Jean Simmons, Blythe Danner, Josh Hutcherson, Crispin Freeman, Jena Malone, Mark Silverman, Liliana Mumy, Jane Alan, Carlos Alazraqui, Newell Alexander, Rosemary Alexander, Julia Barnett, Susan Blakeslee, Leslie Carrara, Mitch Carter, David Cowgill, Holly Dorff, Moosie Drier, Ike Eisenmann, Will Friedle, Bridget Hoffman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Sherry Hursey, Hope Levy, Christina MacGregor, Joel McCrary, Edie Mirman, Pete Renaday, Kristen Rutherfords, Warren Sroka
Cast (Japanese version): Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mitsunori Isaki, Yo Oizumi, Akio Otsuka, Daijiro Harada, Haruko Kato
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Directors (English dubbed version): Pete Docter, Rick Dempsey
Country: Japan
Language: English dubbed version / Japanese (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 119 mins
USA Rated: PG for frightening images and brief mild language
UK Certificate: U contains mild peril
USA Release Date: 17 June 2005
USA Release Date: 10 June 2005 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 23 September 2005

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From the director of the Oscar winning film, SPIRITED AWAY, Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated feature is based on the book of the same name by Welsh novelist, Diana Wynne Jones. HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE is a fairytale fantasy which tells the story of Sophie (Emily Mortimer), a young girl trapped in an old-woman's body (voiced by Jean Simmons) by an evil sorcerer's spell.

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE has recently had the biggest opening ever for a film in Japan and recently played to great acclaim at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. A distinguished cast of actors voice this English language version directed by Pixar's Peter Docter (MONSTERS, INC) and Disney's Rick Dempsey.

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