POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN OPENS in 400 Theaters

**ANNIE AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST MUSIC FEATURE**

ELEVEN ARTS BRINGS STUDIO4ºC’S

“POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN”

TO THEATERS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

TODAY, JANUARY 7, 2022

Based on the hit picture book by Akihiro Nishino

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 STUDIO4ºC, Poupelle of Chimney Town brings laughter, tears and joy.

The film stars Tony Hale (Poupelle), Antonio Raul Corbo (Lubicchi), Stephen Root (Bruno), Misty Lee (Lola) and Hasan Minhaj (Scoop).

Poupelle of Chimney Town was an Official Selection at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Fantasia Film Festival. It won the Japan Academy Film Prize for Animation of the Year and has been screened at film festivals around the world.

Eleven Arts, the Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese animation from world-renowned studios to North America, announced today it will release the breathtakingly beautiful and moving feature-length animated film Poupelle of Chimney Town in cinemas nationwide starting December 30, 2021Poupelle of Chimney Town, created at Tokyo’s renowned STUDIO4ºC and directed by Yusuke Hirota, is based on the bestselling picture book and screenplay by internationally known Japanese comedian and illustrator Akihiro Nishino. Poupelle of Chimney Town made its English World Premiere at the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles.

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