Love, human industry and the natural world
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Love, human industry and the natural world

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Howl returns to the castle transformed and welcomes the new family members, the Witch of the Waste and Suliman's dog. They move house to evade Madame Suliman. Sophie ...

Howl returns to the castle transformed and welcomes the new family members, the Witch of the Waste and Suliman's dog. They move house to evade Madame Suliman. Sophie recognises the new location as her hometown and even her old hatter. Howl gives Sophie a present, a portal into an untouched landscape. Sophie's spell is temporarily lifted. The scene explores human transformation, human industry, love and the need to protect the natural world.

Love and loyalty win against all odds
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Love and loyalty win against all odds

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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After the witch derailed Sophie's plans, thrusting her into Howl's childhood, Sophie finds Howl and returns to Calcifer, Turnip Head and Marko. Howl is given back his heart ...

After the witch derailed Sophie's plans, thrusting her into Howl's childhood, Sophie finds Howl and returns to Calcifer, Turnip Head and Marko. Howl is given back his heart and Calcifer is given his freedom. Turnip Head saves them from near peril and turns back into the prince. Sophie and Howl fall in love and the Witch of the Waste tells the prince to return to the palace and end this unreasonable war. Calcifer returns to the family.

Vanity, self-acceptance, beauty standards and depression
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Vanity, self-acceptance, beauty standards and depression

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Howl has a tantrum after using the wrong potion in the shower and accidently dying his hair from blonde to red. Inconsolable, Howl begins to call the spirits of darkness ...

Howl has a tantrum after using the wrong potion in the shower and accidently dying his hair from blonde to red. Inconsolable, Howl begins to call the spirits of darkness around him. Sophie comes to terms with her own insecurities.

The Witch of the Waste casts an old-age spell on Sophie
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The Witch of the Waste casts an old-age spell on Sophie

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Sophie visits her sister, Lettie, who warns of the dangers the outside world, that Howl and the Witch of the Waste present. Before leaving, Lettie implores Sophie to consider ...

Sophie visits her sister, Lettie, who warns of the dangers the outside world, that Howl and the Witch of the Waste present. Before leaving, Lettie implores Sophie to consider her future. Sophie tells he sister she doesn't mind the hatters because it was so important to their father. Back at the hatters, a customer enters and insults Sophie and the hats. Sophie tells her to leave and discovers she is the Witch of the Waste. The Witch of the Waste casts a vanity spell on Sophie, turning her into a

Sophie meets Howl and the journey begins
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Sophie meets Howl and the journey begins

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Sophie takes a back alley and is stopped by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her. As they taunt her vulnerability, Howl introduces himself as her partner, ...

Sophie takes a back alley and is stopped by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her. As they taunt her vulnerability, Howl introduces himself as her partner, effectively rescuing her from the situation and involving her in a new one. Howl is presented as compassionate and charming, countering his reputation as a villain who steals the hearts of girls.

War, conflict and the destruction of humanity
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War, conflict and the destruction of humanity

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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The tranquillity of the lake scene is contradicted by the following sequence of warships bombing and scorching the landscape. Howl returns home, where Calcifer warns of ...

The tranquillity of the lake scene is contradicted by the following sequence of warships bombing and scorching the landscape. Howl returns home, where Calcifer warns of spending too long fighting. Howl relays details of the conflict and the other wizards who have turned evil for the King. He broods that they won't remember what being a human is after the war. Hayao Miyazaki makes repeated allusions to the futility of war and its damage on humanity and nature.

Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle
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Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself ...

Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself as her escort. The scene deals with gender politics, power and aggression.

Steam power, friendship, working together
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Steam power, friendship, working together

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Howl returns home to find Sophie cooking breakfast. Impressed that she has tamed Calcifer, he accepts her story as the new cleaning lady. During breakfast Sophie discovers a ...

Howl returns home to find Sophie cooking breakfast. Impressed that she has tamed Calcifer, he accepts her story as the new cleaning lady. During breakfast Sophie discovers a curse from the Witch of the Waste in her pocket, Howl absorbs it and excuses himself. He instructs Calcifer to move the castle and heat his bath. Calcifer complains of the energy it requires. Sophie gets to work cleaning and compliments Calcifer on his fine job powering the steam engine.

Acceptance, transformation and trust
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Acceptance, transformation and trust

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Howl arrives at the palace disguised as the King of Ingary. Madame Suliman is not fooled and tries to trick Howl into battle. Howl almost succumbs but Sophie warns against it. ...

Howl arrives at the palace disguised as the King of Ingary. Madame Suliman is not fooled and tries to trick Howl into battle. Howl almost succumbs but Sophie warns against it. They escape, taking the transformed Witch of the Waste and Suliman's tiny dog with them. Howl entrusts Sophie to fly the mismatched group home. All she has to do is follow her heart and Calcifer will guide her.

Human resilience, family and the futility of war
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Human resilience, family and the futility of war

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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As the ongoing war ravages the village, the townsfolk evacuate and Sophie attempts to keep the castle and shop safe. Howl endeavours to face the war head-on and protect the ...

As the ongoing war ravages the village, the townsfolk evacuate and Sophie attempts to keep the castle and shop safe. Howl endeavours to face the war head-on and protect the ones he loves.

Turnip Head reappears
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Turnip Head reappears

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Sophie walks onto the top floor balcony with Marko (Marukuru) where they discover Turnip Head stuck in the metal pipes that encase the house. After freeing him again they park ...

Sophie walks onto the top floor balcony with Marko (Marukuru) where they discover Turnip Head stuck in the metal pipes that encase the house. After freeing him again they park near the river. Turnip helps them with the choirs and Sophie expresses her gratitude that Turnip Head lead her to the castle.

Sophie leaves for the Waste to reverse her spell
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Sophie leaves for the Waste to reverse her spell

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Sophie embarks on a journey in search of the witch to break her spell. Along the way she notices a broken tree branch, only to discover it is a magical scarecrow that begins ...

Sophie embarks on a journey in search of the witch to break her spell. Along the way she notices a broken tree branch, only to discover it is a magical scarecrow that begins to follow her. She tricks Turnip Head, asking him to find her a place to stay. Turnip Head returns with Howl's castle and beckons her inside. On board, Sophie meets Calcifer the fire demon and they make a deal to help each other.

Compassion, selflessness and greed
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Compassion, selflessness and greed

Clip from Howl's Moving Castle

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Sophie goes to the Royal Palace in lieu of Howl due to his fear of the Witch of the Waste's adoration and the evil Madame Suliman. At the palace, the Witch of the Waste is ...

Sophie goes to the Royal Palace in lieu of Howl due to his fear of the Witch of the Waste's adoration and the evil Madame Suliman. At the palace, the Witch of the Waste is faced with climbing the royal stairs. Sophie encourages her after noticing the witch struggling. In the palace, Sophie learns of Madame Suliman's ulterior motives and, showing compassion, stands up for Howl's integrity. The spell is momentarily broken.

Wellbeing and violence prevention program
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Wellbeing and violence prevention program

Clip from Kids' Business

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Students discuss their emotions, equality and the nature of power with program facilitator Bernadette Wright. Casey brings up an example of intimation involving her father, ...

Students discuss their emotions, equality and the nature of power with program facilitator Bernadette Wright. Casey brings up an example of intimation involving her father, and the other children are reminded to respect group confidentiality. Privately, Bernadette talks with Casey about her problems at home and some of the related issues at school. Together they practise talking to her father, and Bernadette explains the importance of emotional intelligence.

Good secrets and bad secrets
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Good secrets and bad secrets

Clip from Kids' Business

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The class learns about trust, confidentiality and secrets. Program facilitator Bernadette challenges students to consider the ethical boundaries of good secrets versus bad ...

The class learns about trust, confidentiality and secrets. Program facilitator Bernadette challenges students to consider the ethical boundaries of good secrets versus bad secrets, and the responsibility we all have to protect others from harm.

Healthy communication and breaking old habits
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Healthy communication and breaking old habits

Clip from Kids' Business

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Jacob tells Bernadette about his dad, and they discuss strategies for communicating. With Bernadette's encouragement, Jacob calls his father and talks to him about his ...

Jacob tells Bernadette about his dad, and they discuss strategies for communicating. With Bernadette's encouragement, Jacob calls his father and talks to him about his thoughts and feelings. Back at school, Casey tells Bernadette that she told her father about the emotional effects of his behaviour during a family meeting. Talking with facilitator Bernadette, Casey also acknowledges that talking to her father and learning to communicate her feelings effectively can break negative habits.

Learning about emotional intelligence
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Learning about emotional intelligence

Clip from Kids' Business

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Matt shares with the class that he misses his father, who is absent because of work, and together they workshop ways to approach the subject. Bernadette explains the ...

Matt shares with the class that he misses his father, who is absent because of work, and together they workshop ways to approach the subject. Bernadette explains the importance of using the pronoun 'I' rather than 'you' when communicating, to safeguard against casting blame. The class learns about 'I' messages and communicating emotions effectively.

Determination, commitment and the Cultural Revolution
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Determination, commitment and the Cultural Revolution

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer

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Li, determined to prove himself, practises split jumps after dark. When teacher Chan interrupts, Li explains his concerns about ballet, his future and his family. The next ...

Li, determined to prove himself, practises split jumps after dark. When teacher Chan interrupts, Li explains his concerns about ballet, his future and his family. The next day, the Beijing dance troupe must perform before Madame Mao, who criticises the lack of revolutionary imagery. Chan argues for subtlety but is accused of challenging the revolutionary path. Chan seeks out Li, telling him a parable that inspires Li's resilience. Li proves himself to teacher Gao. Chan is arrested.