Howl's Moving Castle (2005)

Howl's Moving Castle
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 59mins.
Genres Adaptation, Fantasy, Foreign, Animated
Keywords magic, transformation
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Takeshi Inamura Animator Supervising Animator 483 23000004
Kitaro Kosaka Animator Supervising Animator 483 23000005
Akihiro Yamashita Animator Supervising Animator 483 23000003
Atsushi Okui Digital Effects Director of Digital Imaging 345 23000002
Kaoru Mano Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Mitsunori Kataama Animator Digital Animation Director 483 23000006
Atsuko Tanaka Animator n/a 483 23000007
Eiji Yamamori Animator n/a 483 23000011
Kazuyoshi Onoda Animator n/a 483 23000012
Hideaki Yoshio Animator n/a 483 23000010
Kenichi Yamada Animator n/a 483 23000009
Megumi Kagawa Animator n/a 483 23000008
Ronald G Roumas Sound Re-recordist n/a 120943 14000008
Shuji Inoue Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000007
Naomi Yasuda Casting Casting Coordination(Pug Point) 179 10000003
Ayumi Sato Casting Casting Coordination(Pug Point) 179 10000004
Motohiro Hatanaka Casting Casting Coordination(Pug Point) 179 10000002
Ned Lott Casting (USA) 179 10000001
Yogi Takeshige Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Rick Dempsey ADR/Dialogue Editor Dialogue Director 120939 14000001
Pete Docter ADR/Dialogue Editor Dialogue Director 120939 14000002
Toru Noguchi Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000006
Michael Semanick Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000005
Shuji Inoue Rerecording n/a 120995 14000004
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi Audio Audio Director 120810 14000003
Makiko Suzuki Animator n/a 483 23000013
Mariko Matsuo Animator n/a 483 23000014
Toshihiko Masuda Animator n/a 483 23000031
Kenji Hachikazi Animator n/a 483 23000032
Takashi Hashimoto Animator n/a 483 23000030
Yoshihiro Osugi Animator n/a 483 23000029
Hirofumi Masuda Animator n/a 483 23000028
Yuichi Tanaka Animator n/a 483 23000033
Hideki Hamasu Animator n/a 483 23000034
Katsuya Yamada Animator n/a 483 23000038
Shinji Otsuka Animator n/a 483 23000039
Atsushi Shigeta Animator n/a 483 23000037
Kenichi Konishi Animator n/a 483 23000036
Shinya Ohira Animator n/a 483 23000035
Shigeru Kimishima Animator n/a 483 23000027
Nobuyuki Takeuchi Animator n/a 483 23000026
Masafumi Yokota Animator n/a 483 23000018
Masaru Matsuse Animator n/a 483 23000019
Masashi Okumura Animator n/a 483 23000017
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Animator n/a 483 23000016
Atsushi Tamura Animator n/a 483 23000015
Makiko Futaki Animator n/a 483 23000020
Masako Shinohara Animator n/a 483 23000021
Tsutomu Awada Animator n/a 483 23000025
Hiroomi Yamakawa Animator n/a 483 23000024
Sachiko Sugino Animator n/a 483 23000023
Katsuya Kondo Animator n/a 483 23000022
Noboru Yoshida Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Shuntaro Tanigawa Theme Song n/a 120929 8000005
Lauren Bacall Voice (USA) 475 1000018
Billy Crystal Voice (USA) 475 1000019
Jean Simmons Voice (USA) 475 1000017
Christian Bale Voice (USA) 475 1000016
Mark Silverman Actor King Of Ingary 1 1000015
Blythe Danner Voice (USA) 475 1000020
Emily Mortimer Voice (USA) 475 1000021
Rick Dempsey Director (USA) 2 2000003
Toshio Suzuki Producer n/a 3 3000001
Pete Docter Director (USA) 2 2000002
Hayao Miyazaki Director n/a 2 2000001
Josh Hutcherson Voice (USA) 475 1000022
Liliana Mumy Actor Madge 1 1000014
Jena Malone Actor Lettie 1 1000013
Ryunosuke Kamiki Actor Markl 1 1000005
Mitsunori Isaki Actor Servant 1 1000006
Tatsuya Gashuin Actor Calcifer 1 1000004
Akihiro Miwa Actor Witch of the Waste 1 1000003
Takuya Kimura Actor Howl 1 1000002
Yo Oizumi Actor Prince Turnip 1 1000007
Akio Otsuka Actor King of Ingary 1 1000008
Crispin Freeman Actor Prince Turnip 1 1000012
Mari Devon Actor Honey 1 1000011
Haruko Kato Actor Madam Suliman 1 1000010
Daijiro Harada Actor Heen 1 1000009
Rick Dempsey Producer (USA) 3 3000002
Ned Lott Producer (USA) 3 3000003
Wataru Takahashi Camera Operator Digital Camera/Composite Operator 239 6000003
Atsushi Tamura Camera Operator Digital Camera/Composite Operator 239 6000004
Junji Yabuta Camera Operator Digital Camera/Composite Operator 239 6000002
Atsushi Okui Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Noriko Tsushi Post-Production n/a 120945 5000005
Michiyo Yasuda Color Color Designer 121024 6000005
Takeshi Seyama Editor n/a 172 7000001
Youmi Kimura Theme Song n/a 120929 8000004
New Japan Philharmonic Performer Music Performer 120819 8000003
Joe Hisaishi Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000002
Noriko Takaya Music Harmony Treatment 120781 8000001
Tamaki Kojyo Post-Production n/a 120945 5000004
Kazumi Inaki Post-Production n/a 120945 5000003
Ryoichi Fukuyama Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Cindy Davis Hewitt Writer English Language Adaptation 120782 4000001
Seiji Okuda Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Pete Docter Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
John Lasseter Executive Producer (USA) 174 3000004
Donald Hewitt Writer English Language Adaptation 120782 4000002
Reiko Yoshida Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Cori Hansen Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000002
Hiroyuki Watanabe Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Diana Wynne Jones Source Material (from novel: "Howl's Moving Castle") 120786 4000005
Hayao Miyazaki Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
Chieko Baisho Actor Sophie Hatter 1 1000001
Sophie, a diligent teenage girl working in her family's hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome-but-mysterious wizard named Howl. This innocent encounter engages the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste, who transforms into a 90-year-old woman. Sophie's efforts to break the curse bring her to Howl's magical moving castle, where she befriends Markl, Howl's apprentice, and the hot-headed fire demon Calcifer. Her love and support have a major impact on Howl, who can be maddeningly self-indulgent and singularly noble: He defies royal orders to participate in a meaningless war and risks his life to bring peace to the kingdom.