The Boy and the Heron has enlisted A-list stars to voice the English version.
GKIDS has unveiled the star-studded English-language voice cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s highly anticipated film, “The Boy and the Heron.” This remarkable roster includes a constellation of talent featuring. The voice cast comprises Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson, Florence Pugh, and Luca Padovan. Mamoudou Athie, Tony Revolori, and Dan Stevens also lend their voices as the lovable Parakeets.
This extraordinary announcement is a momentous occasion for fans of Studio Ghibli and the celebrated filmmaker Miyazaki. The English-language adaptation was carefully produced in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. This ensures a seamless transition from the original Japanese version to English.
“The Boy and the Heron” marks a return to the director’s chair for Hayao Miyazaki. This is his first feature film in a decade. This animated masterpiece has already garnered international acclaim. It premiered to a sold-out audience at the Opening Night Gala of the 48th Toronto International Film Festival. It later graced the New York Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, and the BFI London Film Festival. The movie will premiere at LA’s Chinese Theater during the Animation is Film Festival.
Fans can catch “The Boy and the Heron” on the big screen in both its original Japanese and English versions, starting with special preview engagements on November 22. The nationwide release in the United States and Canada is scheduled for December 8, 2023, promising an immersive experience for audiences of all ages. With Studio Ghibli’s renowned hand-drawn Animation and a musical score by Joe Hisaishi, this is a cinematic event not to be missed.