Fans of Studio Ghibli and especially Hayao Miyazaki will be pleased to know that they’ve just released a first look for the film “The Boy and the Heron.” Not only that but they’ve also given us a release date for when we can see it here in theaters in the United States, finally.
GKIDS released a teaser for film, marking the first time footage has been shown outside of Japanese theaters. In an unprecedented decision by Studio Ghibli, no images, trailers, synopses, advertisements, or other information about the film were made available to the public prior to its release in theaters in Japan on July 14th.
The hand-drawn, animated feature – director Miyazaki’s first in 10 years – is an original story written and directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, produced by co-founder Toshio Suzuki, and featuring a musical score from Miyazaki’s long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. Its theme song, “Spinning Globe,” was penned and performed by global J-pop superstar Kenshi Yonezu.
Catch “The Boy and the Heron” in US theaters starting December 8th.