Howl's Moving Castle

Information and ratings for Howl's Moving Castle

PG(Parental Guidance)

Synopsis

Animated Fantasy. A shy girl (voice of Jean Simmons and Emily Mortimer) seeks the help of a powerful, yet self centered, wizard (voice of Christian Bale) when a curse transforms her into an old woman.

Content elements

  • Several magical transformations
  • Some peril to main characters
  • Portrayal of a town being bombed

Thematic elements

  • Gaining confidence in one’s self
  • The healing power of love
  • Seeing beyond surface appearances

Classification rationale

Rated PG for material that may frighten young children.

Classification date

May 24, 2005