THE BOY AND THE HERON to join North America theaters on December 8 with an exceptional cast!

Featuring Christian Bale and Robert Pattinson.

The casting and production of the English version of the film were managed by GKIDS in close collaboration with Studio Ghibli, led by Hayao Miyazaki. Scheduled for a North American release on December 8th, the movie will be available in the original Japanese version and in English. For the occasion, GKIDS has come up with a new poster.

Poster for the American release:

US Poster for THE BOY AND THE HERON – (Source: GKIDS website)


Mahito, the hero of the new Hayao Miyazaki – (Source : GKIDS on Youtube)

The English cast for THE BOY AND THE HERON:

  • Christian Bale as Shoichi Maki
  • Dave Bautista as The Parakeet King
  • Gemma Chan as Natsuko
  • Willem Dafoe as Noble Pelican
  • Karen Fukuhara as Lady Himi
  • Mark Hamill as Grand Uncle
  • Robert Pattinson as Gray Heron
  • Florence Pugh as Kiriki
  • Luca Padovan as Mahito Maki
  • Mamadou Athie, Tony Revolori, Dan Stevens as The Parakeets

Ghibli Studio presents the film in this way:

A young boy named Mahito
yearning for his mother
ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead.
There, death comes to an end,
and life finds a new beginning.

A semi-autobiographical fantasy
about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship,
from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.

Source: GKIDS website

© 2023 Studio Ghibli
© 2015-2023 GKIDS, INC.

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