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The Boy and the Heron (DUB)

The Boy and the Heron (DUB)

The Boy and the Heron (DUB)

Dir. Hayao Miyazaki
124 min

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Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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About the Film

Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film in 10 years, The Boy and the Heron is a hand-drawn, original story written and directed by the Academy Award®-winning director. Produced by Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, the film features a musical score from Miyazaki's long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. The theme song for the film "Spinning Globe" was penned and performed by global J-pop superstar Kenshi Yonezu.

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.

Mahito’s guide
is part-heron, part-man,
and cunningly juggles lies and the truth.

The boy makes new friends,
reunites with his mother,
and meets the world’s creator, the Granduncle.

“I’m so glad you were here.”

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

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Film Details

Programs: Hayao Miyazaki - Forces of Nature, New Releases, Oscar Watch
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 124 min
Country/Region: Japan
Language: English
Print Source: GKids
Tags: Adventure, Animation, Coming-of-Age, Drama, Family Friendly, Fantasy


Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Executive Producer: Koji Hoshino, Goro Miyazaki, Kiyofumi Nakajima
Producer: Toshio Suzuki
Screenwriter: Hayao Miyazaki
Composer: Joe Hisaishi
Principal Cast: Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson, Florence Pugh, Luca Padovan, Mamoudou Athie, Tony Revolori, Dan Stevens