GKIDS Release: Howl’s Moving Castle for Studio Ghibli Fest 2019

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this Academy Award®- nominated fantasy adventure for the whole family from acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki and the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away.

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Featuring the voice talents of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer and Jean Simmons.

Get tickets for this special theatrical event 4/7, 4/8, & 4/10:

Can’t wait to see HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE in theaters? Here are four magical graphic novels packed with adventure that you can read in the meantime.


Brianna Jakobsson has big cooking dreams, and when her ailing father, a world-renowned chef, poses a challenge to his only daughter and fifteen sons, she seizes the opportunity. She’s going to have the best restaurant around and earn the family empire. Thing is, the only place she can afford to set up shop is in Monster City…

Her menu is full of weird delicacies, her kitchen is run by a half-bird harpy, and her dining room is filled with skeleton businessmen. Add on the nefarious Madame Cron, some highly competitive siblings and Brianna’s plate is literally…full.


Red is a blind Wiz tasked with finding the other Wiz’s of the realm so they can band together to form the Great Wiz, a being of light, and destroy the growing evil darkness known only as the Ruckus. On this journey, he meets Bog Wiz, Sad Dad, and Feather Duster—but soon their fate rests on the shoulders of a young Wiz named Bean who is too strong, too hot-headed, and completely untested to be any real help.

Bean might not be ready to be the hero the world needs, but Red is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that the Ruckus doesn’t win.


Born covered in black feathers, abandoned as a baby in the slums of the Maze, Poe has lived his entire eleven-year-old life hidden away under the protection of his adoptive father, Gabriel. He spends his days secretly helping the Mice, bands of orphans who roam the slums, but there is a whisper of an altogether more sinister figure in the shadows, making street children disappear. When Bianca, an overprotected girl from the wealthy City beyond the Wall, escapes into the Maze in search of adventure, their worlds collide.

As danger looms on all sides, a friendship grows between the city girl and the boy covered in feathers…a friendship that may just be enough to bring Bianca home, and lead Poe to his destiny.


What starts out as a typical family vacation to their grandparents house goes sideways when Charlie, Janet, and Trevor accidentally break an old jar that was hidden away deep in the woods. Suddenly running for their lives, these siblings have to figure out a way to not only capture all the monsters that have escaped the jar but also how to save the rest of their family before it’s too late.

With help from the unlikeliest of places, Charlie, Janet, and Trevor will learn what it means to work together and learn the truth about their family’s history. Between talking cats, trying not to drop their phone, and making new friends, this is one vacation that this family will never forget.

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