Howl's Moving Castle

Japan Release: 2004
Running Time:
118 minutes

Howl's Moving Castle


Japanese Title

 ハウルの動く城
[Hauru no Ugoku Shiro]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Toho / Studio Ghibli / Dentsu / NTV / Tokuma Shoten / Buena Vista

[Pending]

Anime

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

Titles

International Title

Howl's Moving Castle

Initial US Title

Howl's Moving Castle
US Distributor: Disney (2005) / Time: 118 minutes

Alternate Titles

Howl's Moving Castle
[Literal translation]

 


Monsters



Aliens, SDF & Misc.



Staff

Cast

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Writing credits Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones
Produced by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Tomohiko Ishii, Yoshinari Shimatani
Music by Joe Hisaishi, Youmi Kimura
Cinematography by Atsushi Okui
Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Production Design by Norobu Yoshida, Yoji Takeshige
Production Managers Nozomu Takahashi, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Seiji Okuda, Ryoichi Fukuyama
Assistant Directors Ryosuke Kiyokawa, Yosuke Toba
Sophie Hatter Chieko Baisho
Howl Takuya Kimura
Witch Akihiro Miwa
Calcifer Tatsuya Gashuin
Markl Ryunosuke Kamiki
Servant Mitsunori Isaki
Prince Yo Oizumi
King of Ingary Akio Otsuka
Hin Daijiro Harada
Madam Suliman Haruko Kato

Posters



Box Office

Release Date: November 20th, 2004 (Japan)
Budget:
¥2,400,000,000 / $23,000,000 (Rough Figure)
Attendance:
15,000,000 (Japan)
Total:
¥19,600,000,000 / $184,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Release Date:
June 10th, 2005 (US)
Opening Weekend:
$427,987 (US, 36 Theaters)
Total:
$4,711,096 (US)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Howl's Moving Castle Disney (2006) Order
Japan Region 2 Howl's Moving Castle Buena Vista (2005)
Japan Region 2 Howl's Moving Castle: Special Edition Buena Vista (2005)
United Kingdom Region 2 Howl's Moving Castle Optimum (2006) Order
Australia Region 4 Howl's Moving Castle Zima Entertainment (2006) Order
United Kingdom Blu-ray Howl's Moving Castle Studiocanal (2006) Order

CD Soundtracks


Background and Trivia

  • Based on a 1986 novel of the same name by British author Diana Wynne Jones
  • The 2004 film was not just succesful at the box office, but also in regards to the music around the movie. The success translates into 40,000 units sold of the Image Symphonic Suite, 11,000 sold on the Howl's Moving Castle soundtrack and 30,000 units sold on The World's Promise single CD. This data is found in the 2006 publication Hayao Miyazaki Zensho (ISBN 9784845906871)

Concept Art