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Howl’s Moving Castle

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You should check out this trailer for a movie called Howl’s Moving Castle. True, it’s all anime-ish, but good lord! I’d put up with just about anything for those visuals. The movie is apparently based on a book by Diana Wynne Jones, who writes clever, fun fantasy for the young adult crowd. The guy directing the movie is the same guy who did Spirited Away, which won a best animated film award from any number of groups, including the Academy, and was a really imaginative, wonderfully drawn movie. The fact that Disney is brining in some big names to dub Howl in English could be good or bad, but either way this new film looks very promising. The only problem is that I’ll be in Germany when it comes out, along with Batman Begins and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Doch schade.


The book and the movie are both fun and charming. In fact, this is my favorite of all of the Studio Ghibli films I’ve seen. I won’t tell you how many others I’ve seen, because it’s more than one, and that’s embarassing enough.

Also, Batman Begins was awesome, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, not so much.


Written by Daniel Grady

April 30, 2005 at 13:37

Posted in Books, Movies

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