Robert Pattinson voices the character of Heron in the English dub of The Boy And The Heron

The most anticipated Studio Ghibli film was released, recently in India. In the English dubbed version of the film, the protagonist's side kick, the Heron, is voiced by Robert Pattinson.

By Dhwani Joshi
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A highly anticipated masterpiece by the Academy Award®-winning director, Hayao Miyazaki. ‘The Boy And The Heron’ follows the magical journey of teenager Mahito in a completely new world. Experiencing the pain of losing his mother and having complicated relationships with his family and classmates, Mahito gradually isolated himself... until he met a strange talking heron. Mahito and the heron entered a mysterious tower, where a magical world opened, bringing him to meet the people he loved... in a completely different identity.



‘The Boy And The Heron’ won the Academy Award this year for the Best Animated Feature. It also won the Best Animated Film at the Golden Globes, Bafta Film Awards, New York  Film Critics Circle Awards and Los Angeles Film Critics Association. This is director Hayao Miyazaki’s second Academy Award win. He had previously won an Oscar in 2001 for the Animated Film ‘Spirited Away’.

The English Voice Cast of ‘The Boy And The Heron’ features the voices of Christian Bale, Robert Pattinson, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Willem Dafoe, Gemma Chan, Mark Hamill, Karen Fukuhara and Luca Padovan.


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The Japanese anime auteur, Hayao Miyazaki is making his much awaited comeback with The Boy and The Heron after 2012. Talking about the English voice for Heron, Robert Pattinson, Miyazaki says, "I got to know that he was very excited about voicing the character of Heron and he had done a lot of prep work before going to the studio for the first meeting. He was already in the character and it shows in the end result. He has made the character his own."

The film has released in cinemas across India on May 10 by Warner Bros. Pictures. It has released in both Japanese with English Subtitles and English Dubbed Versions.

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