The story of a mother-in-law, daughter-in-law and sister-in-law
overcoming their differences and becoming the stars of each others'
Runtime: 40 minutes
Witch's Castle - Howl's Moving Castle - Netflix
Howl's Moving Castle is a fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne
Jones, first published in 1986 by Greenwillow Books of New York. It was
a runner-up for the annual Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and it won the
Phoenix Award twenty years later, recognising its rise from relative
obscurity. In 2004 it was adapted as an animated film of the same name,
which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Howl's Moving Castle is the first novel in the series of books called
the Howl Series. This series also includes Castle in the Air, published
in 1990, and House of Many Ways, published in 2008. WorldCat reports
that Howl's Moving Castle is the author's work most widely held in
participating libraries, followed by its first sequel Castle in the Air.
For the idea Jones “very much” thanked “a boy in a school I was
visiting”, whose name she had noted but lost and forgotten. He had
“asked me to write a book titled The Moving Castle Comes to Life.”
Witch's Castle - The Witch of the Waste - Netflix
The Witch of the Waste is one of the most powerful magicians in all of
Ingary. She was banished by the late King to The Waste fifty years
before the story starts for causing havoc in the country. She and Howl
had a brief relationship (while she was disguised as a beautiful young
woman) which led to him leaving her hurriedly. Angered by this, the
Witch cursed Howl, so that after a sequence of unlikely events he would
have to return to the Witch. She also puts a spell on Sophie at the
start of the story, turning her into an old crone.The Witch is also
revealed to have made a supposedly perfect man out of the combined parts
of Wizard Suliman and Prince Justin, intending to complete the body with
Howl's head and make the man King of Ingary and herself queen. She is
killed by Howl at the end of the book.
Witch's Castle - References - Netflix