Penguin Highway (movie)

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Alternative title:
Le Mystère des pingouins (French)
Penguin Highway: El misterio de los pingüinos (Spanish)
ペンギン・ハイウェイ (Japanese)
企鵝公路 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Plot Summary: Fourth grader Aoyama and a mysterious older woman, who is a dental assistant and also Aoyama's first crush seek out to discover the reason why a group of penguins appeared in Aoyama's quiet suburban neighborhood.
User Ratings: 57 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:2, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
 Excellent: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:2, ?:1, raw:1)
 Very good: 24 votes (sub:14, dub:4, raw:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 German dubbed
 Good: 10 votes (sub:8, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 4 votes (sub:4)
 So-so: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (raw:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 75 users, rank: #5009 (of 8356)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.667 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.6789, rank: #1184 (of 8448)
Weighted mean: 7.718 (Very good−), rank: #990 (of 8448) (seen all: 7.72)
Bayesian estimate: 7.683 (Very good−), rank: #827 (of 6445)
Running time: 119 minutes
Vintage: 2018-07-29
Premiere date:
2018-07-29 (Canada, Fantasia International Film Festival)
2018-08-17 (Japan)
2018-09-02 (USA, Crunchyroll Expo)
2018-09-06 (Russia)
2018-09-15 (Australia, Madman Anime Festival Melbourne)
2018-11-20 (Italy)
2019-08-14 (France)
Ending Theme:
"Good Night" by Hikaru Utada
Official website:
Penguin Highway (Aug 23, 2018)
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Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Hiroyasu Ishida
Script: Makoto Ueda
Unit Director:
Kanta Kamei
Yōjirō Arai
Music: Umitarō Abe
Original creator: Tomihiko Morimi
Character Design: Yōjirō Arai
Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
Director of Photography: Kei Machida

2nd Key Animation: Mizuki Misawa (Kinema Citrus)
Assistant Animation Director: Masanao Murayama
Assistant Director: Yō Watanabe
Background Art: Takumu Sasaki (Bamboo)
Color design: Izumi Hirose
In-Between Animation:
Aoi Mori (Asahi Production Shiroishi Studio)
Chika Kanai (Twin Engine Digital Animation Studio)
Hiroaki Nakamichi (SILVER LINK.)
Kouta Mori (SILVER LINK.)
Theme Song Performance: Hikaru Utada
2D Works: Chiptune
Animation Production: Studio Colorido
Background Art Assistance: Nam Hai
Overseas Licensing: Fuji Creative Corporation
Planning Cooperation: Twin Engine
Production Cooperation: Wit Studio
special effects: Chiptune
Japanese cast
Kana Kita as Aoyama
Yū Aoi as Woman

Hidetoshi Nishijima as Aoyama's Father
Megumi Han as Hamamoto
Miki Fukui as Suzuki
Naoto Takenaka as Hamamoto's Father
Rie Kugimiya as Uchida
English staff
English cast
Translation: Michael Brown (WAKANIM)

Blu-Ray Producer: Brian Ward (Shout! Factory)
DVD Producer: Brian Ward (Shout! Factory)
Packaging Design: Bonnie LeBrun
Production Assistant: Audre Pile
Proofreading: Adam Lensenmayer (WAKANIM)
Re-Recording Mixing: Samantha Peymani
Recording engineer:
Gabriel Placentia
Indu Vasudev
Recording Supervisor: Maria Nougues
Erika Harlacher as Onee-san/Young Lady
Gideon Modisett as Aoyama

Anne Yatco as Hamamoto
Cindy Robinson as Aoyama's Mother
Colin Pickard as Nagasaki
Eugene Nomura as Hamamoto's Father (credited as Jenika)
Jake Ritter as Suzuki
Keith Silverstein as Aoyama's Father
Kenna Pickard as Aoyama's Sister
Landen Beattie as Uchida
Winston Bromhead as Kobayashi

Allyson Pile as
Female Receptionist A
Female Truck Driver A
Festival Announcer
Bob Buchholz as
Police Officer A
Christine Marie Cabanos as
5th Grader A
Nintendo Boy A
Woman Crossing Street
Christopher Smith as
Newscaster A
Police Officer C
Cindy Robinson as
Chess Boy A
Girl in White
Colin Pickard as
Dorothy Fahn as
Chess Boy B
Female Citizen B
Guilty Neighbor Lady
Erika Harlacher as
Boy in Blue
Joseph Whimms as
Firefighter D
Male Citizen B
Michael Sorich as
Male Cop
Newscaster B
Police Officer B
Susan Myers as Yoshino
Tony Azzolino as
Male Classmate A

English companies
Distributor: Eleven Arts (USA/Canada, theaters) 
Internet Streaming:
AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand)
Screen Anime (United Kingdom and Ireland; May 2020; Scotland Loves Animation 2020)
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Anime Limited (UK/Ireland)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Production: SDI Media (English dub)
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Alexandre Gibert

Adaptation: Vanessa Leiritz
Sound Engineer: Aaron Baustert
Geneviève Doang as Aoyama
Mélissa Windal as Onee San

Julie Claude as Hanamoto
Juline Klock as Soeur d'Aoyama
Mathieu Dupire as Uchida
Sofiane Fischer as Kobayashi
Thimothé Gulyas as Nagazakie
French companies
Dubbing: Soundtastic
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Movistar CineDoc&Roll (Spain)
Licensed by: Jonu Media (Spain)
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Translation: Irene Cantoni

Dialogues: Lina Zargani
Dubbing Assistant: Viola Privitera
Mixing: Mauro Lopez
Italian companies
Distributor: Dynit
Dubbing Studio: C.D. Cine Dubbing
Internet Streaming: VVVVID
German staff
German cast
ADR Director: Jörn Friese
Dorothea Zwetkow as Aoyama
Victoria Frenz as Onee-san

Esther Brandt as Suzuki
Jana Dunja Gries as Hamamoto
Jule Friese as Aoyama's Sister
Lilian Wilfart as Aoyama's Mother
Richard Westerhaus as Aoyama's Father
Rolf Berg as Hamamoto's Father

Leal Çehreli as Nagasaki
Louis Friedemann Thiele as Tamaru-sensei
Nicole Hise as Yoshino-sensei
Vivien Faber as Kobayashi
German companies
Distributor: Kazé Germany
Dubbing: G&G Tonstudios
Russian staff
Russian companies
Licensed by: Exponenta
Russian cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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