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Enchanting Animation Awaits: Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ Debuts in Philippine Cinemas on January 8

Discover the magic of Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Boy and The Heron,' premiering in Philippine cinemas on January 8. Experience an animated journey filled with wonder and fantasy.

January 8 marks a significant date for Filipino film enthusiasts as Hayao Miyazaki’s latest animation, “The Boy and The Heron,” graces Philippine cinema screens. This momentous event is a first for the country, showcasing a Miyazaki film in theaters.

Anticipation and Acclaim: The Return of a Master

After a decade-long wait, “The Boy and The Heron” signifies Miyazaki’s triumphant return to feature filmmaking. Garnering international acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film has already captured hearts worldwide. Celebrated director Guillermo del Toro, in an interview at the festival, extolled Miyazaki’s artistic prowess, describing the film as a masterful and intimate display of the animator’s craft.

Critical Praise: A Tapestry of Artistry and Emotion

Critics have unanimously praised “The Boy and The Heron,” highlighting its emotive themes and visual splendor. Awarded Best Animated Film by the New York Film Critics Circle, the film boasts a stellar 96% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Publications like Rolling Stone and have lauded Miyazaki’s unmatched animation skills and his evocative 2D style, emphasizing the film’s emotional resonance and visual storytelling.


Box Office Success and Nominations: A Worldwide Phenomenon

The Boy and The Heron” has not only captivated audiences but also achieved significant commercial success. It premiered at No. 1 in North America, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and France, setting records in each region. Miyazaki’s film is also in the running for Best Animated Motion Picture at the Golden Globes and has been nominated for its original score by Joe Hisaishi.

Voice Cast: A Blend of Talent and Charm

The film’s enchanting story is brought to life by a talented voice cast, including Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, J-pop star Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura, and Takuya Kimura from the legendary J-pop band SMAP.

An Invitation to Magic: Experience Miyazaki’s Latest Creation

Philippine audiences are invited to immerse themselves in the magical world of “The Boy and The Heron” starting January 8. Distributed by Warner Bros. and presented by Encore Films, this cinematic experience promises a blend of adventure, magic, and wonder. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a Miyazaki masterpiece on the big screen for the first time in the Philippines. #TheBoyandTheHeron

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