‘The Boy and the Heron’ English Dub Voice Cast Announced


Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years, The Boy and the Heron, will soon make its way to theaters. Ahead of the December premiere, the star-studded voice cast for the film’s English dub has been announced!

The cast will include:

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 Granduncle
Robert Pattinson as Gray Heron
Florence Pugh as Kiriko
Luca Padovan as Mahito Maki
Mamoudou Athie, Tony Revolori, and Dan Stevens as The Parakeets

The Boy and the Heron, which is a hand-drawn, original story written and directed by Miyazaki, features a musical score from Joe Hisaishi and is produced by Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki. The theme song, “Spinning Globe,” comes from 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.

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

Don’t miss The Boy and the Heron when it hits theaters nationwide on December 8.

Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. If she's not writing or out and about with her camera, she's probably watching anime, nerding out over Star Wars, reading manga, and definitely forgetting to water her plants. And waiting for the Genshin loading screen to pop up. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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