Animated Film Poupelle of Chimney Town Premieres December 25 in Japan, 2021 Worldwide

Poupelle of Chimney Town

Poupelle of Chimney Town, based on the children’s picture book by Akihiro Nishino will premiere December 25th in Japan, and sometime next year internationally.

Poupelle of Chimney Town 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 extended trailer 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.

Akihiro Nishino is credited as Executive Producer and the writer of the story and screenplay. Poupelle of Chimney Town is based off of Nishino’s picture book of the same name and he has adapted it for a feature film.

Poupelle of Chimney Town will premiere in Japan on December 25th and internationally sometime next year. Details about the film’s release and available formats are forthcoming here on Nicchiban.

Image: Official Site



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