Eleven Arts has announced that it will screen Studio 4°C’s Poupelle of Chimney Town anime film across North America starting on January 7, 2022. The company is first hosting screenings in New York City and Los Angeles on December 30, 2021.
Eleven Arts produced the English dub for the film that debuted in its screening at the Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles on October 23, 2021. Director Yusuke Hirota and writer Akihiro Nishino had a virtual Q&A after the screening of the film at the festival.
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.