SHOUT! FACTORY AND ELEVEN ARTS
POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN
Featuring All-Star English Voice Cast of Tony Hale, Antonio Raul Corbo, Stephen Root,
Misty Lee, and Hasan Minhaj
ACCLAIMED NEW FILM LAUNCHES ON PREMIUM VOD MAY 3, 2022
AVAILABLE TO OWN DIGITALLY ON MAY 17, 2022
POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN BLU-RAY™+ DVD
ARRIVES MAY 31, 2022
“A high-energy believe-in-yourself adventure and a fantastical social fable all rolled into one.”
Peter Debruge, VARIETY
The captivating new animated film Poupelle of Chimney Town is heading to Premium VOD on May 3, 2022, following its nationwide theatrical release, and comes to digital download on May 17, 2022, and Blu-ray + DVD combo pack on May 31, 2022 from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory. 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. Directed by Yusuke Hirota and produced at Tokyo’s famed STUDIO4ºC, Poupelle of Chimney Town 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).
Available for the first time in North America, the highly collectible Poupelle of Chimney Town Blu-ray + DVD combo pack contains an exciting movie presentation (featuring both versions – English audio and Japanese audio with English subtitles), insightful bonus content, and an exclusive art booklet with a special message from the executive producer and creator Akihiro Nishino. A must-own for movie fans, animation enthusiasts, and pop-culture enthusiasts, Poupelle of Chimney Town is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be available in stores and other fine retailers. Fans who order the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack from Shout! Factory will receive an exclusive poster while supplies last.
Poupelle of Chimney Town | Movie Synopsis
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.
- 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
About Eleven Arts
Eleven Arts is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese animation to North America. Eleven Arts’ most recent titles include STUDIO4°C’s Poupelle of Chimney Town, Gintama THE VERY FINAL, and SHIROBAKO The Movie. Eleven Arts’ catalogue includes critically acclaimed titles such as A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, Penguin Highway and more.
About Shout! Factory™
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.