Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has revealed its winners for this year’s festival. Hiroyasu Ishida and Studio Colorido’s anime film adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi’s penguin highway novel won the “Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation” award for Best Animated Feature.
Hiroyasu Ishida, who directed Colorido’s “Hinata no Aoshigure” and “Fumiko’s Confession” shorts, directed the film as his first feature-length directorial work. Yōjirō Arai designed the characters for the film. Makoto Ueda, who wrote and supervised the scripts for anime adaptations of Morimi’s The Tatami Galaxy and Night is Short, Walk On Girl novels, returned to pen the script for this film. Umitarō Abe composed the music.
penguin highway is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on August 17, 2018.