Studio Ghibli Announces Next Film, “The Boy And The Heron”

Studio Ghibli has shared a pre-teaser featuring the film’s story.

The Boy and the Herin from Studio Ghibli

GKIDS has just revealed an exciting pre-teaser for the upcoming Studio Ghibli film, “The Boy and the Heron.” The Academy Award-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki directs it. In an unprecedented move, Studio Ghibli has kept the film’s footage and trailers under wraps until now. This pre-teaser marks the worldwide debut of English-language content from the film. It also announces that the first official English-language teaser trailer will debut from GKIDS next week. The film will have an international premiere at the Opening Night Gala of the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7. It will have a North American release by GKIDS later this fall. Miyazaki’s return to feature filmmaking after a decade-long hiatus is a huge event for Studio Ghibli enthusiasts worldwide.

This hand-drawn feature is written and directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. It is produced by his long-time partner Toshio Suzuki. This film promises to be a visual and narrative masterpiece. “The Boy and the Heron” blends the talents of some of Japan’s most iconic artists. It features a musical score by Miyazaki’s frequent collaborator Joe Hisaishi, and a theme song, “Spinning Globe,” performed by global J-pop sensation Kenshi Yonezu. The film’s immense popularity is evident from the record-breaking ticket sales for the 48th Toronto International Film Festival screenings. Beyond Toronto, audiences worldwide eagerly await the film’s premieres at other festivals, including the New York Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Europe, and the BFI London Film Festival in the UK, solidifying “The Boy and the Heron” as a cultural and cinematic event of global importance.

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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