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Magical and Animal Friendships in Fantasy Stories With Mallory Rubin

Inspired by ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ Erika and Mallory chat about their favorite fantasy movies and books featuring magical and animal friendships

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With Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie, The Boy and the Heron, imminently coming to theaters, Erika sits down with The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin to talk about magical and animal friendships in fantasy stories. They talk about The NeverEnding Story, E.T., a whole host of Miyazaki films, and some of their favorite fantasy book series like Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, and Lord of the Rings.

Host: Erika Ramirez
Guest: Mallory Rubin
Producer: Sasha Ashall
Theme Music: Devon Renaldo

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