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Pouppelle of Chimney Town is Coming Home!

1 Mar

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Shout! Factory
Eleven Arts

Coming to VOD on May 3, and Home Video on May 17, 2022

Read our movie review here.

Based on a popular Japanese picture book by celebrated author and creator Akihiro Nishino, the fantastical tale of Lubicchi and Poupelle leaps from pages to the screen. Poupelle of Chimney Town will certainly delight fans of all ages.

Directed by Yusuke Hirota and produced at Tokyo’s famed STUDIO4ºC, this movie brings to life a unique and inspiring tale about friendship, courage, hope, and perseverance to reach for the stars through an awe-inspiring adventure filled with whimsical characters, stunning animation, and unforgettable performances. The film boasts the stellar English-language voice cast of Tony Hale (Being the Ricardos, Veep), Antonio Raul Corbo (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Stephen Root (Finding Nemo, King of the Hill), Misty Lee (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Ultimate Spider-Man), and Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show, The Morning Show).

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Poupelle of Chimney Town is Headed to Cinemas!

3 Dec

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STUDIO4ºC

Poupelle of Chimney Town will soon hit in cinemas nationwide (USA) and into other territories starting December 30, 2021! Please check local listings for locations in the Pacific Northwest (USA) in the first week of the New Year, and stay tuned for Canada.

This film based on the bestselling picture book by internationally known Japanese comedian and illustrator Akihiro Nishino made its English World Premiere at the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles and it continues to screen at film festivals so it can qualify for the Academy Awards in 2022.

“We are very proud to bring Poupelle of Chimney Town to North American audiences. It’s an incredibly impactful animated feature that audiences will relate to and be deeply moved by,” said Ko Mori, CEO of Eleven Arts.

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