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‘The Boy And The Heron’: Hayao Miyazaki Oscar Winner To Stream On Netflix In Majority Of The World

Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar winning animated movie, The Boy and the Heron, will stream in a majority of the globe on Netflix. A premiere date will be announced. Netflix’s rights exclude Japan and the U.S. Max has the pic stateside.

It’s part of a new deal between Netflix, Goodfellas and GKIDS, the latter extending their global catalog of streaming rights (ex-US and Japan) for pics from Oscar-winning Japanese studio Studio Ghibli.

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As part of the new pact, an additional 22 films – including Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Arrietty, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, among others – will continue to stream on Netflix around the world.

Those in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America will be able to stream these titles in 28 languages and dubbed in up to 20 languages.

The Boy and the Heron is Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years. It won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and grossed over $167M worldwide.  The pic repped Miyazaki’s third Oscar following a previous win in the animation category in 2001 for Spirited Away as well as an Honorary Academy Award for the filmmaker back in 2014.

At $46.1M, The Boy and the Heron is the third highest grossing Japanese anime film after Pokemon: The First Movie ($85.7M) and 2020’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie – Mugen Train, which grossed $49.5M.

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