When Sophie, a shy young woman, 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 home.
|Release Date||:||November 19, 2004|
|Genres||:||Fantasy, Animation, Adventure|
|Production Company||:||Tokuma Shoten, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV), Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Mitsubishi, d-rights, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation|
|Writers||:||Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones|
|Casts||:||Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashûin, Mitsunori Isaki, Yo Oizumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Daijiro Harada, Haruko Kato, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Chieko Baishô|
|Plot Keywords||:||flying, witch, rain, castle, scarecrow, body exchange, hatter, bakery, demon|
It's hard to make any movie that follow after 'Spirited Away' So, when you watch, you have to try and keep an open mind....which is hard to do since the characters, and the whole feel of the film seems so much like his previous works.
But what fun this film is! And interestingly beautiful. I could watch most any of his movies, just to look at the beautiful scenery. I love some of the incredible imagination that goes into his works.
I could easily recommend this film. No, it's not the better than the rest, but I feel it's definitely worth your time.
I look forward to seeing the film again, maybe I will understand some things a bit better.