The Boy and the Heron Release Date: What Can We Expect to See the New Season?
Hayao Miyazaki is back in theaters with “The Boy and the Heron.” Let’s look at what we know about this famous director’s new movie.
Miyazaki began working for A-Pro and Toei Animation. “The Castle of Cagliostro,” his first feature film, was directed by him in 1979. He then contributed to the founding of Studio Ghibli.
As one of the greatest animators of all time, Miyazaki is credited with creating numerous well-known films with Studio Ghibli.
His film “Spirited Away” took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and was the biggest box office hit in Japan. Oscar nominations were also received by “The Wind Rises” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Despite his declaration in 2013 that he would not be directing any more films, Miyazaki returned to helm his twelfth film, “The Boy and the Heron.”
The Boy and the Heron Release Date
The Boy and the Heron premiered at the London Film Festival in October and was released in Japan on July 14. However, it won’t arrive in the United States until December 8 and in the United Kingdom on December 26.
THE BOY AND THE HERON will release in UK cinemas on December 26th.
— FILMHOUNDS Magazine (@filmhoundsmag) October 3, 2023
This hasn’t been formally announced yet, but it looks like the UK release date for The Boy and the Heron might be 26th December! pic.twitter.com/pAYJdTIFuI
— Ghibliotheque (@ghibliotheque) October 3, 2023
Just in time for March’s Academy Awards, Ghibli’s most recent release. With blockbuster movies like Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Super Mario Bros., 2023 was a great year for animated movies, but the well-known artist is sure to make waves with his project.
The Boy and the Heron Trailer
The first trailer was released on September 6 by GKIDS Films. The teaser trailer for “The Boy and the Heron” doesn’t reveal everything just yet. Spooky music plays while we get quick glimpses of various scenes.
— Catsuka (@catsuka) October 2, 2023
A heron is spotted, and we get to see the protagonist explore yet another weird and magical world reminiscent of those found in Miyazaki’s films. Additionally, Studio Ghibli has created a charming new creature that is sure to enchant us.
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The Boy and the Heron Plot
“A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead,” reads the official GKIDS website. The story of Miyazaki’s movie is as follows. The cycle of life ends there, and the cycle of death is completed.
A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creativity, and a tribute to friendship also describes the film.
The Boy and The Heron Cast
The following actors are featured in the film’s Japanese dub:
- Soma Santoki as Mahito Maki
- Masaki Suda as The Grey Heron
- Karen Takizawa as Mother #4
- Takuya Kimura as Shoichi Maki
- Shohei Hino as Great-Uncle
- Kaoru Kobayashi as Dying Pelican
- Yoshino Kimura as Natsuko
- Ko Shibasaki as Kiriko
- Shinobu Otake as Mother #5
- Keiko Takeshita as Mother #1
- Sawako Agawa as Mother #3
- Jun Kunimura as The Parakeet King
- Jun Fubuki as Mother #2
- Aimyon as Himi
The voice actors for the dubbed English version include, but are not limited to:
- Christian Bale as Shoichi Maki
- Willem Dafoe as Noble Pelican
- Karen Fukuhara as Lady Himi
- Mark Hamill as Granduncle
- Luca Padovan as Mahito Maki
- Mamoudou Athie as Parakeet
- Tony Revolori as Parakeet
- Robert Pattinson as The Grey Heron
- Florence Pugh as Kiriko
- Gemma Chan as Natsuko
- Dan Stevens as Parakeet
- Dave Bautista as The Parakeet King