Are you ready to be transported to a world of steam? STUDIO4oC are proud to present Poupelle of Chimney Town. Based on a picture book by Akihiro Nishino, who also wrote the screenplay, this story follows a young boy who befriends a garbage man. Together, they look up to the stars determined to prove that there is life outside of this cut off city.
Have we piqued your interest? Yes is the correct answer. Well, we have a lot more to share, so dig in and see what Chimney Town has to offer. For starters, check out the official synopsis which shines a bright light through the thick smoke.
Poupelle of Chimney Town is the story of young Lubicchi living among the thick
smoke from the chimneys of his isolated town, yearning to see the “stars” — to know the truth — his father always told him about. One Halloween night he meets Poupelle, a man made of garbage, and together they look to the sky as their adventure begins. Spectacularly beautiful, filled with inspiring performances and splendid music and sound effects, and produced at Tokyo’s famed STUDIO4oC, Poupelle of Chimney Town brings laughter, tears and joy.
Here is a list of the amazing english dub cast:
Poupelle– Tony Hale
Lubicchi– Antonio Raul Corbo
Bruno– Stephen Root
Lola– Misty Lee
Scoop– Hasan Minhaj
Antonio– Tristan Allerick Chen
Rebecca– Candace Kozak
Dennis– Aleks Le
Mr. Suu– Greg Chun
Dan– James Mathis
Patch– Mick Wingert
Toppo– Fred Tatascoire
Letter the 15th– Aleks Le
Toshiaki– Ray Chase
Dorothy– Kari Wahlgren
Claire– Laura Post
The studio behind this wonderful film is STUDIO4°C whose early productions include Memoirs (1995), directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, Princess Arete (2001), directed by Sunao Katabuchi, The Animatrix (2003), and Mind Game (2004), directed by Masaaki Yuasa, which won the Grand Prize in the Animation Division of the Japan Media Arts Festival. How could we possibly forget Children of the Sea (2019) which won the Grand Prize in the Animation category at the Japan Media Arts Festival, and the Mainichi Film Concours Animation Film Prize.
It’s safe to say that this one is not to be missed. So, we are calling all anime and animation fans. If you are looking for a fun, whimsical and visually unique film, then look no further because Poupelle of Chimney Town is ready to take you on an exciting and heartfelt adventure.
You can watch the charming trailer for Poupelle of Chimney Town below:
What do you think of Poupelle of Chimney Town? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Currently, there is no official release for this adorable feature in the UK. However, the english dub premiered at the Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles last year in October, so it may just be a waiting game for now. We’ll be sure to let you know.
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