Release Date: Friday, January 14, 2022 Limited Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Limited

Chace Crawford, Mamoru Hosoda, Hunter Schafer, Manny Jacinto, Kylie McNeill, David Chen, Paul Castro Jr.

A fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

N/A Animation N/A English, Japanese

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A fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

A fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.


What's the story about?

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.

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The film's director Mamoru Hosoda last directed Mirai and The Boy And The Beast. The film's writer Mamoru Hosoda last wrote Mirai and The Boy And The Beast.

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  • The film has also played in competition at the London Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Los Angeles’ Animation is Film festival, where the film was awarded the Special Jury Prize. GKIDS will qualify the film for 2021 awards consideration and release it theatrically in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version (11/21/2021).
  • Belle has crossed 6.52 billion yen (approx. 59.2 million USD) in box office to date, and has become Hosoda’s highest-grossing film ever, beating the lifetime gross of Boy and the Beast (11/21/2021).
  • Belle is an original story written and helmed by celebrated director Mamoru Hosoda, whose previous films include Mirai, The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and others.

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The film was tagged as Completed.

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When was the film released?

Belle was released in limited movie theaters on Friday, January 14, 2022. There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Scream, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania and The Surprise Visit. As a limited release, Belle was shown in select movie theaters in major markets.


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