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Howl's Moving Castle (2005) The sense of childlike fun shaded with adult melancholy and the joyful attention to oddity in this dazzling animated follow-up to Spirited Away could come… 2005-06-10 PG PT119M Animation Emily Mortimer Jean Simmons Christian Bale Billy Crystal Buena Vista Pictures
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Howl's Moving Castle (2005)

MPAA Rating: PG

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EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Jun 10, 2005; Rated: PG; Length: 119 Minutes; Genre: Animation; With: Emily Mortimer and Jean Simmons; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The sense of childlike fun shaded with adult melancholy and the joyful attention to oddity in this dazzling animated follow-up to Spirited Away could come only from Hayao Miyazaki. And oh, that amazing, humongous castle!

Originally posted Jun 17, 2005 Published in issue #826-827 Jun 24, 2005 Order article reprints