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Studio Ghibli’s Magic Returns: ‘The Boy and The Heron’ Hits PH Cinemas January 8, Special Fan Screening January 6

Experience the enchantment of Studio Ghibli's latest masterpiece, 'The Boy and The Heron', as it opens in PH cinemas on January 8, featuring both Japanese and English-dubbed versions. Don't miss the exclusive fan screening event on January 6 at SM Megamall Cinema 2.

Studio Ghibli, led by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, presents its latest creation, ‘The Boy and The Heron‘. In a significant move, Encore Films (Ph) and Warner Bros. are set to release both the original Japanese and the English-dubbed versions across the Philippines. This dual-format release caters to the diverse preferences of Ghibli enthusiasts and ensures an immersive cinematic experience for all.

Accolades and Global Acclaim

The Boy and The Heron‘ has swiftly garnered international acclaim, securing nominations and victories in renowned film awards. It has triumphed as the Best Animated Film in prestigious circles including the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Additionally, the film is a contender for the Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score at The Golden Globe Awards, and Best Animated Feature by the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Critics’ Acclamation: A Masterpiece Unveiled

Critics worldwide have lauded Miyazaki’s latest venture. David Fear of Rolling Stone calling The Boy and the Heron proof that, “Hayao Miyazaki is the greatest animator alive.”. Erik Kain from Forbes talks about how the movie became an instant Ghibli favorite for him, “It’s a masterful work of gorgeous animation, powerful storytelling and absolutely bizarre magic and adventure that’s instantly become one of my favorite Studio Ghibli films.”


Record-Breaking Box Office Success

The film’s debut set a new benchmark for Studio Ghibli, earning a staggering US $13.2 million in its opening weekend, the highest in the studio’s history.

An Exclusive Premiere: January 6 Fan Screening Event

Ahead of its nationwide release, a special Fan Screening Event is scheduled for January 6 (Saturday) at SM Megamall Cinema 2, at 7:00 pm. This exclusive screening is priced at P1,200, offering attendees a special package including a desk calendar, a collectible ticket, and a mini-poster. Tickets are available on the SM Cinemas website.

A Diverse Voice Cast: Bridging Cultures

The film’s voice cast is a blend of talent from both Hollywood and the Japanese film industry. Notable names include Luca Padovan, Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale, and Florence Pugh in the English version, alongside Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, and Ko Shibasaki in the original Japanese cast.

The Enchanting Storyline

The Boy and The Heron‘ narrates the captivating journey of Mahito Maki, who, after a personal tragedy, discovers a hidden, magical world. This tale of discovery and wonder is set to captivate audiences of all ages.

Get Ready for the Magic

The wait is nearing its end. ‘The Boy and The Heron‘ is poised to enchant audiences in Philippine cinemas starting January 8. Stay updated on schedules and ticket availability at your preferred cinemas and follow Encore Films (Ph) on Facebook and Instagram.

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