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Zeta English Academy's "Did You Know?" Series (1) - Howl's Moving Castle

Updated: Apr 18

Zeta English Academy's "Did You Know?" Series (1) - Howl's Moving Castle


Howl's Moving Castle is a beloved animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. It's based on a novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones. The film is famous worldwide for its imaginative storytelling and stunning visuals. But did you know these facts about the movie?


  1. Inspired by a Real-World Location: The design of Howl's castle was partly inspired by the architectural styles found in the Welsh town of Colwyn Bay, where Diana Wynne Jones lived.

  2. Technological Fusion: The castle blends various architectural styles and technologies, reflecting the diverse cultures and time periods that influenced Miyazaki.

  3. Environmental Themes: Like many Studio Ghibli films, environmentalism plays a crucial role in the story. The war depicted in the film reflects Miyazaki's views on the impact of human conflict on nature.

  4. Sophie's Curse: In the film, the protagonist Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste to become an old woman. This transformation symbolically reflects her inner growth and resilience.

  5. Voice Acting Legends: The English dubbed version features voices from well-known actors including Christian Bale, who voices Howl, and Jean Simmons, who voices older Sophie.


Join us next time for more intriguing facts in our "Did You Know?" series!





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