Eleven Arts Distributes Poupelle of Chimney Town Anime Film With English Dub
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Eleven Arts announced on Tuesday that it is distributing the English version of Studio 4°C's anime film of Akihiro Nishino's Poupelle of Chimney Town (Entotsu-chō no Poupelle) picture book, and that it is producing an English dub for the film that will debut in its screening at the Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles on October 23.
The English dub cast includes:
- Tony Hale as Poupelle
- Antonio Raul Corbo as Lubicchi
- Stephen Root as Bruno
- Misty Lee as Lola
- Hasan Minhaj as Scoop
- Tristan Allerick Chen as Antonio
- Greg Chun as Mr. Suu
- Ray Chase as Toshiaki
- Candace Kozack as Rebecca
- James Mathis as Dan
- Kari Wahlgren as Dorothy
- Aleks Le as Dennis Letter the 15th
- Mick Wingert as Patch
- Laura Post as Claire
- Fred Tatasciore as Toppo
- Additional voices by Kyle Hebert
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, and produced at Tokyo's famed Studio 4ºC, Poupelle of Chimney Town brings laughter, tears and joy.
The film opened in Japan on December 25 and ranked at #4 and earned 322,998,700 (about US$3.13 million) in its opening weekend.
Hirota (CGI director for Berserk films, Harmony) directed the film, with Nishino serving as production supervisor, original creator, and writer. Atsuko Fukushima (Genius Party, Robot Carnival) designed the characters.
Source: Email correspondence