Eleven Arts has announced 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. The company 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, 2021. Director Yusuke Hirota and writer Akihiro Nishino will have a virtual Q&A after the screening of the film in the festival.
The English cast includes:
- Tony Hale is Poupelle
- Antonio Raul Corbo is Lubicchi
- Stephen Root is Bruno
- Misty Lee is Lola
- Hasan Minhaj is Scoop
- Tristan Allerick Chen is Antonio
- Greg Chun is Mr. Suu
- Ray Chase is Toshiaki
- Candace Kozack is Rebecca
- James Mathis is Dan
- Kari Wahlgren is Dorothy
- Aleks Le is Dennis Letter the 15th
- Mick Wingert is Patch
- Laura Post is Claire
- Fred Tatasciore is Toppo
Kyle Hebert is providing additional voices.
Jamie Simone is directing the dub.
Poupelle of Chimney Town is described as:
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.