It’s almost time for the acclaimed anime film Poupelle of Chimney Town to come home. Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory announced plans to bring the feature to home video this May, starting with Premium VOD on May 3 and followed by digital download-to-own on May 17 and a Blu-ray/DVD combo release on May 31.
Check out a new trailer:
- The World of Chimney Town — A Discussion with Director Yusuke Hirota and Creator Akihiro Nishino.
- What’s Next For Chimney Town — An Exclusive Interview with Creator Akihiro Nishino.
- Creator Akihiro Nishino Special Q&A — Malibu Film Society Screening.
Here’s how Eleven Arts describes the film:
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, Poupelle of Chimney Town brings laughter, tears, and joy.
An official selection of Annecy International Animation Film Festival and numerous other renowned festivals, Poupelle of Chimney Town has been recognized with several honors and movie awards nominations, including a Japan Academy Film Prize for Excellent Animation of the Year, a Cristal Award nomination from Annecy for Best Feature, an ANNIE awards nomination for Best Music – Feature, and a Satoshi Kon Award nomination from Fantasia for Best Animated Feature.
Source: Press release
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