Watch the English Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Boy and the Heron'

Studio Ghibli and distributor Gkids have released the English-dubbed trailer for Hayao Miyazaki‘s upcoming film, The Boy and the Heron.

The dubbed version of Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years stars an A-list Hollywood cast comprised of Christian Bale voicing 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 The Gray Heron and Florence Pugh as Kiriko, along with Luca Padovan as Mahito Maki and Mamoudou Athie, Tony Revolori and Dan Stevens as the Parakeets. Its new trailer also includes scenes not previously shown, most of which debut the voiceovers of the cast.

The Boy and the Heron is set during World War II and is described as “a semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship.” It the story of Mahito, a young boy attempting to come to terms with the death of his mother. After relocating with his father, he discovers a world “shared by the living and the dead,” where “death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning.”

Watch the trailer above. The Boy the Heron makes its US premiere on December 8.

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