Say what you will about English dubs, but they are, in fact, a thing. With Hayao Miyazaki’s newest film, The Boy and the Heron, soon to be available internationally and outside the film festival circuit, audiences were teased the performances of the English language cast in a new trailer that came out earlier today.
Two of the cast members are not new to dubbing for Miyazaki films, with Mark Hamill (who dubbed for Muska in Castle in the Sky) and Christian Bale (who voiced Howl in Howl’s Moving Castle) are among those on the roster. For everyone else, actors include Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Karen Fukuhara, Robert Pattinson, Florence Pugh, and Willem Dafoe.
The Boy and the Heron will be coming to theaters on December 8.
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