Howl's Moving Castle features one of Studio Ghibli's most inventive set pieces: a mobile steampunk castle powered by a wisecracking fire demon and lorded over by a bellicose wizard.
The more challenging was his kawaii portrayal, part of which were his large eyes and curly eyelashes, features that the filmmakers thought made him too feminine. But if you have any artistic savvy, or know someone who does, you might explore some of the excellent animation software on the market.
It is hard to tell because it blends the two! Which existing characters made the leap from short form to full-length feature with their dignity intact?
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So Ariel makes a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula. The by-product of these changes was Astro's Caucasian look.