Are you dying to know what Robert Pattinson will sound like as The Gray Heron? Now you can get a little taste because GKIDS has released the new English-language trailer for Oscar-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s new feature, The Boy and The Heron. GKIDS previously announced that the English-language dubbed version of the film will feature 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 following the SAG-AFTRA Foreign Dubbing Agreement.
The English-language trailer for The Boy and The Heron showcases the characters, and the voice acting sounds great. Again, I have to point out Robert Pattinson as The Gray Heron. He sounds so awesome. The visuals are stunning, and you must put this movie at the top of your must-see list.
GKIDS will bring The Boy and The Heron to cinemas nationwide on December 8, 2023, in both the original Japanese and English language versions. The latest feature from Japan’s celebrated animation house, Studio Ghibli, begins special preview engagements in New York and Los Angeles on November 22 before expanding to cinemas nationwide and Canada on December 8, 2023. The hand-drawn, animated feature – director Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years – is an original story written and directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, produced by Academy Award-nominee and Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, and featuring musical score from Miyazaki’s long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. Its theme song, “Spinning Globe,” was written and performed by global J-pop superstar Kenshi Yonezu.
The Boy and The Heron made its international premiere as the Opening Night Gala of the 48th Toronto International Film Festival on September 7. Tickets to all five TIFF screenings sold out in record time, and the film received glowing reviews and placed top three for the TIFF People’s Choice Awards. The film made its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival, its European Premiere at the Opening Night of the San Sebastian International Film Festival, its U.K. premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, and Los Angeles IMAX premiere at the Opening Night of the Animation is Film Festival.