|Actors:||Akio Ôtsuka, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Bridget Hoffman, Carlos Alazraqui, Christian Bale, Crispin Freeman, Emily Mortimer, Jane Alan, Jean Simmons, Jena Malone, Josh Hutcherson, Lauren Bacall, Rosemary Alexander, Susan Blakeslee, Will Friedle, Ike Eisenmann, Akihiro Miwa, Joel Mccrary, Moosie Drier, Yo Oizumi, Richard Steven Horvitz, Sherry Hursey, Edie Mirman, David Cowgill, Takuya Kimura, Chieko Baisho, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mitsunori Isaki, Daijiro Harada, Haruko Kato, Newell Alexander, Julia Barnett, Leslie Carrara, Mitch Carter, Holly Dorff, Hope Levy, Christina Macgregor|
In a sort of quasi-European fantasy setting where war rages and sorcerers and witches abound, Sophie, an average teenage girl, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome wizard named Howl. She 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, Sophie encounters a scarecrow on the move that she names Mr Turnip. He helps her by supplying her with various things, including a home, which turns out to be Howl’s magical moving castle where she becomes acquainted with Markl, Howl’s apprentice, and a hotheaded fire demon named Calcifer whose flame keeps the castle moving. Sophie’s love and support come 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.