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The Boy and the Heron Dubbed

5 May & 2 June 2024

In the Playhouse


Japan | 2023 | Dubbed in English | Animation

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki's (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Ponyo) latest film centres around a young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning. A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Miyazaki returns with another outright masterwork



Cast and credits


Director Hayao Miyazaki


Christian Bale as 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

Florence Pugh as Kiriko

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