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      The Boy and the Heron

      2023, Fantasy/Adventure, 2h 4m

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      Soulfully exploring thought-provoking themes through a beautifully animated lens, The Boy and the Heron is another Miyazaki masterpiece. Read critic reviews

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      Boasting incredible animation and a satisfying story, The Boy and the Heron delivers more of the excellence that Hayao Miyazaki has trained audiences to expect. Read audience reviews

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      From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) comes a new critically-acclaimed fantasy adventure. After losing his mother during the war, young Mahito moves to his family's estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito's new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastic world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world, and the truth about himself.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Smoking|Bloody Images|Some Violent Content)

      • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Anime

      • Original Language: Japanese

      • Director: Hayao Miyazaki

      • Producer: Toshio Suzuki

      • Writer: Hayao Miyazaki

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $44.2M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: GKIDS

      • Production Co: Studio Ghibli, Toho Company, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Nippon Television Network

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Luca Padovan
      Christian Bale
      Dave Bautista
      Gemma Chan
      Willem Dafoe
      Karen Fukuhara
      Mark Hamill
      Robert Pattinson
      Florence Pugh
      Mamoudou Athie
      Tony Revolori
      Dan Stevens
      Hayao Miyazaki
      Joe Hisaishi

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