[#51] Studio Ghibli and more specifically Hayao Miyazaki are quickly becoming a personal favorite among movies and animation! Each film they produce is so fun and touching and after Spirited Away I was a life long fan! So moving onto the next in my collection of Blu Rays is "Howl's Moving Castle".
After Spirited Away blew everyone away there were a lot of English actors ready to be a part of the next amazing piece from Miyazaki. Namely Christian Bale. Also packed in this ensemble cast is Emily Mortimer, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bell (who wanted to mary Miyazaki), and Billy Crystal.
Based on the book by Diana Wynne Jones of the same title released in 1986, Howl's Moving Castle is the story of an unconfident young woman who 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.
Like the author said herself, it is a touching story about how "if you love someone enough all sorts of extraordinary other things happen in your surrounds as well, and you can achieve great things even if the world falls to pieces around you."
"It is meant to be enjoyed. I want everyone to enjoy it and laugh, and rejoice about it because it is a wonderful thing." - Diana Jones
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