GKIDS has released the English dub trailer of Oscar-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s new feature, THE BOY AND THE HERON. The highly anticipated film features an all-star English language dub cast featuring the voices of Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson, and Florence Pugh.

 The new trailer features a first look at the vocal performances of the film’s all-star English language cast. The English language dub was produced in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Foreign Dubbing Agreement.

GKIDS will release THE BOY AND THE HERON in theaters nationwide on December 8, 2023, featuring both the original Japanese and English language versions. This highly anticipated film is the latest creation from Studio Ghibli, the renowned animation house from Japan. Prior to its wide release, it will have special preview screenings in New York and Los Angeles starting from November 22.

Directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, this hand-drawn animated feature marks his return to filmmaking after a decade. The movie tells an original story and is produced by Toshio Suzuki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and an Academy Award nominee. The musical score is composed by Joe Hisaishi, a long-time collaborator of Miyazaki, and the theme song, titled “Spinning Globe,” is written and performed by the popular J-pop artist Kenshi Yonezu.

THE BOY AND THE HERON had its international debut as the Opening Night Gala at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival on September 7. The film received tremendous support, with tickets for all five screenings selling out rapidly. Furthermore, it garnered glowing reviews and secured a spot in the top three for the TIFF People’s Choice Awards. After its successful premiere, the film went on to have its U.S. premiere at the prestigious New York Film Festival, its European premiere as the Opening Night film at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, its UK premiere at the highly regarded BFI London Film Festival, and its Los Angeles IMAX premiere as the Opening Night film at the Animation is Film Festival.

Remember to catch the world-wide release of THE BOY AND THE HERON on December 8th.

For more information on the film visit, TheBoyAndTheHeron.com

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