Film producer Toho has released the first three minutes of the upcoming animated film Poupelle of Chimney Town in anticipation of the film’s premiere.
As we reported previously, Poupelle of Chimney Town is an upcoming feature film based off a children’s picture book by creator Akihiro Nishino. The film follows a small boy named Lubicchi who lives in a town covered in thick smog.
Despite the smoke covering the sky he wants to see the stars, even though most of the adults around him think stars aren’t real and it’s a fool’s errand. With a strange robot companion, Lubicchi sets off on an adventure to discover the truth about stars and his smog-covered town.
You can watch the three minute preview with official English subtitles below.
Poupelle of Chimney Town – The Animated Feature Film Adaptation of the Bestselling Book
From famed author, artist and comedian Akihiro Nishino comes “Poupelle of Chimney Town”. Created at Tokyo’s famed STUDIO4ºC, Poupelle of Chimney Town tells the story of young Lubicchi living among the thick smoke from the chimneys of his isolated town. Lubicchi yearns to see the stars and blue sky his father always told him about, and one fateful Halloween night he meets Poupelle, made of rubbish and scraps stuck to a wayward heart.
The beauty and warmth of Poupelle of Chimney Town opens hearts, evokes joy and even brings a tear.
Opens in Japan December 25, 2020 / Around the World 2021
Executive Producer / Story / Screenplay – Akihiro Nishino
Director – Yusuke Hirota
Animation – STUDIO4℃
Distribution – Toho / Yoshimoto Kogyo
Production – Yoshimoto Kogyo Holdings Co., Ltd.
International Sales – Kiyuki Inc.
Poupelle of Chimney Town premieres in Japan on December 25th. An official western release date has yet to be announced but will be coming out sometime next year.
Image: Official Site