"The Walking Castle (Jap ハウルの動く城 Hauru no ugoku shiro, literally "Haula's Moving Castle") is a full-length animated film released by Ghibli Studios in 2004. It was created by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki based on the fairy-tale novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. It was nominated for the 78th Academy Award (2006) for Best Animated Feature Film, but lost out to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Werewolf Rabbit. According to Miyazaki, the prototype for Howl's castle is a Russian hut on chicken legs.
Howl's Moving Castle - Official Trailer
September 16, 2014