Anniversary Edition of Howl's Moving Castle Moved Back to Next Week

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Fifteenth anniversary edition of Hayao Miyazaki film will be released on December 21, including art book, art cards, oversized box and other extras

Studio Canal has confirmed that its fifteenth anniversary edition of Hayao Miyazaki's 2004 film Howl's Moving Castle has been moved back to December 21.

This new edition, which is exclusive to Amazon. will be packed in an oversized box, including a hardback The Art of Howl's Moving Castle book: oversized art cards, a poster, a trolley coin keyring, a drawstring bag, and drinks coasters.

On-disc extras include alternative angle storyboards; an interview with the author of the original British novel, Diana Wynne Jones; an interview with Pixar's Pete Doctor; "Hello Mr. Lasseter Featurette": Hayao Miyazaki Visits Pixar; Explanation of CG Featurette; The Sounds of Howl's Moving Castle Featurette; and Behind the Microphone Featurette.

In the story, a plain young hatter named Sophie has her life changed when an evil witch transforms her into an old woman. Unable to face her family in such a condition, Sophie runs away in search of a way to become young again. Along the way, Sophie helps a turnip headed scarecrow, who repays her by leading her to the moving castle owned by the dreaded wizard Howl. There she befriends Howl's apprentice Markl, Howl's fire demon Calcifer, and eventually, Howl himself. Sophie then becomes the castle's cleaning lady in an effort to not only find the solution to her problem but to save Howl from his own terrible secrets as well.

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