Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-Winning “The Boy And The Heron” Set To Return To Theaters

The-Boy-And-The-HeronHayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-Winning “The Boy And The Heron” is set to return to theaters beginning March 22nd.

The return is in celebration of the recent Academy Award win for Best Animated Feature for Hayao Miyazaki’s latest, GKIDS, the North American distributor for the Studio Ghibli library of films has said.

It is set to include exclusive bonus content featuring an introduction from the film’s composer Joe Hisaishi, who received a Golden Globe nod for his work on the film, and a recorded drawing session with supervising animator Takeshi Honda, who was honored at this year’s Annie Awards with a win for Best Character Animation. Bring back screenings will be in both the original Japanese language, as well as the English-language version, which features the voices of Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson and Florence Pugh.

The Academy Awards win marked a second Oscar for legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, who earned four previous nominations and won his first Oscar for Spirited Away (released in 2002). He was also recognized at the 2014 Governors Awards with the Academy’s Honorary Award for his exceptional contributions to cinema. Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and THE BOY AND THE HERON are the only two hand-drawn films to win in the history of this category, which was established by the Academy in 2002.

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