PG | | Animation, Adventure, Family
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 castle.
Symbols and metaphors are rampant in this story. The Castle is representative of Howl himself, a highly powerful yet disorganized mess, with a lot of baggage. The black gateway on the portal/dial is the way to Howl's psyche and unconscious, which he... ...
Wait! You can't come up here!
Old Sophie: Whatever you don't want me to clean, better hide it now!
Markl: Save my room for last, OK?
When Sophie leaves her bedroom, her dress has turned from green to blue. However, she couldn't have changed dresses because none of them would fit her after she was transformed (wider, much shorter, etc.).
$3,474,751 (Japan) (19 November 2004)
$4,710,455 (USA) (30 September 2005)
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