The English-dubbed version of The Boy and the Heron, the latest Studio Ghibli film is coming soon!
This will be the first film after 10 years from the genius mind of Hayao Miyazaki, the Academy Award-winning director of well-loved animated films such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke. The Boy and the Heron is said to be his final film. It has already premiered in Japan, at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival, and other prestigious film festivals, but fans around the world are eagerly awaiting its public release. And finally, we now have more information about it.
The Boy and the Heron: trailer, plot, cast, and more
Like other films from Studio Ghibli, you can bet that this new film will rekindle your sense of wonder and nostalgia and bring you a story that will warm your heart. It tells the tale of a young boy who yearns for his mother and enters into a world shared by the living and the dead. According to the movie distributor GKIDS’ website, it’s a “A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.”
Young actor Luca Padovan will be lending his voice for the lead role of Mahito Maki.
Fun fact: Christian Bale has also worked on another iconic Studio Ghibli film in 2004 — he was the voice of the wizard Howl in Howl's Moving Castle. Popular ‘90s Japanese idol Kimura Takuya was the original Japanese voice actor for Howl, and fans are thrilled that he’s on board this new film and is once again voicing for the same character as Christian Bale.
@yakuppng I mean it makes sense casting an actor who‘s also from Wales but it‘s such a shock nontheless #howlsmovingcastle #christianbale #americanpsycho #studioghibli ♬ Originalton - yakup
The Boy and the Heron: release date and where to watch in Singapore
The Japanese and English versions of film will premiere in US theatres on 8 December, and we’re hoping that it will also be released in Singapore around that time. Stay tuned for more official details.
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