When Hayao Miyazaki’s final movie The Boy and The Heron arrives in U.S. theaters in a little under two months, it’ll do so in two different formats, with an English language dub accompanying the original Japanese language version. U.S. distributor GKIDS has announced the English language voice cast, and… it’s kind of amazing, really.
According to GKIDS, the voice cast of the movie’s English language edition features no less a line-up than Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson, and Florence Pugh. Additionally, Mamoudou Athie, Tony Revolori, and Dan Stevens also provide voices for the Parakeets, and Luca Padovan (who appears in Netflix’s You) provides the voice for protagonist Mojito Maki.
GKIDS was responsible for casting and creating the English language dub for the movie, working in close conjunction with Studio Ghibli; the English language script was written by Stephanie Sheh, herself a voice actor having appeared in Bleach, Naruto, and Viz Media’s redub of Sailor Moon, in which she played the title character; she’s also written for FLCL and Glitter Force. GKIDS announced that the English language dub was produced in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA foreign dubbing agreement.
The Boy and The Heron will run in limited engagement in the U.S. starting November 22, before opening wide — and in Canada — on December 8. Watch the (Japanese language) trailer for the movie below.
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