A new trailer for the Studio Ghibli epic The Boy and The Heron is out, offering the public the first opportunity to listen to the English voices appearing in the animated feature ahead of its Canadian release this December.
The English voice cast includes many renowned actors:
- Christian Bale as Shoichi Maki
- Dave Bautista as the Parakeet King
- Gemma Chan as Natsuko
- Willem Dafoe as the Noble Pelican
- Karen Fukuhara as Lady Himi
- Mark Hamill as Granduncle
- Robert Pattinson as the Gray Heron
- Florence Pugh as Kiriko
- Luca Padovan as Mahito Maki
- Mamoudou Athie, Tony Revolori, and Dan Stevens as the Parakeets
According to GKIDS Films, the casting was done within SAG-AFTRA guidelines, whose members remain on strike against major Hollywood studios. GKIDS Films is handling the North American distribution of the Studio Ghibli-produced movie.
The Boy and The Heron will premiere in Cineplex, Landmark Cinemas, and Cinémas Guzzo locations across Canada on December 8th, 2023, in both Japanese with subtitles and dubbed in English; it will also appear in the large-screen IMAX format.
Titled How Do You Live?, the movie opened in Japanese cinemas on July 14th, 2023 to critical acclaim and has appeared at many film festivals, including events in both Toronto and Vancouver.
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