Hosoda Mamoru’s Belle, the most awaited animated feature, is coming to US theaters starting January 14, 2022.
Belle opens theatrically and on IMAX screens in both its original Japanese language and all-new English dubbed versions on 14 January 2022, with exclusive IMAX previews in select markets beginning 12 January 2022.
Mamoru is a well-established director who holds Academy Award and Golden Globes award nominations for his previous film Mirai. It also won the Annie Award for Best Feature Animation.
The creative team of the film includes top Japanese and international artists like Jin Kim (Frozen, Tangled, Big Hero 6, Moana) who is doing the character design and created the look of Belle, the concept artist Eric Wong, as well as Oscar- nominated Wolfwalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart of Cartoon Saloon (Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells).
Gkids will release it theatrically in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version.