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A teenager named Sophie has her life turned upside down when she meets a dashing young wizard named Howl and becomes caught up in a magicians' feud. Although Howl and Sophie have only just met, the jealous Witch of the Waste curses the innocent Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. Now the prematurely gray and wrinkled youngster must undertake a quest to reverse the curse, climbing aboard Howl's magical moving castle and traveling to mystical realms. The English-dubbed version features voices by Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bacall, Jean Simmons and Billy Crystal. DIR/SCR Hayao Miyazaki, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; PROD Toshio Suzuki. Japan, 2004, color, 119 min. In Japanese with English subtitles*. RATED PG

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*English dubbed version June 26 at 11:00 a.m.; subtitled Japanese version June 24, 26 at 8:15 p.m., 28, 29 & 30.

119 Minutes
Animation, fantasy