The Boy and the Heron, recognized in 2024 with both the Academy Award and Golden Globe award for Best Animated Feature, tells the story of a headstrong boy named Mahito who ventures into a dreamlike world shared by both the living and the dead.

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 this 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.

The Boy and the Heron is the new critically-acclaimed fantasy adventure from Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited AwayHowl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro. Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years is a hand-drawn, original story written and directed by the Academy Award-winning director.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: (the voices of) Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Florence Pugh, Robert Pattinson
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 2 hours 04 mins
Release Date:  December 8, 2023
Language: English Dubbed
Format: DCP
Audio: 7.1 Surround – English Dubbed
Accessibility: Z-Screen subtitles, Audio Description (headphones), Assisted Listening (headphones)

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