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Interview With Creator & Writer Akihiro Nishino of POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN



POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN Opens December 30th in NYC & LA and in over 400 theaters nationwide 

Creator & Writer Akihiro Nishino of POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN weaves a magical story of hope. A must-see for the entire family. This film is so timely for what is currently going on in the world today. A heartfelt story with animation never seen before, you won’t be disappointed. We sat down with Akihiro about the ten-year journey of getting his story to a worldwide audience.

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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.

Creator/WriterAkihiro Nishino

Born in 1980, a comedian and picture book author. He formed the comic duo, King Kong, with Yuta Kajiwara in 1999. In addition to his work as a comedian, he has authored many picture books.

Director-Yusuke Hirota/Poupelle of Chimney Town

He served as the Studio’s computer graphics director first on the TV series Piroppo (2001, directed by Katsuhito Ishii), and then on many titles including the Animatrix – BEYOND (2003), Genius Party – BABY BLUE (2007), Genius Party Beyond – MOONDRIVE (2008), Berserk The Golden Age Arc 1 – The Egg of The King, and Harmony (2015) for which he is also the co-director. Poupelle of Chimney Town (2020) is his directorial debut.

Poupelle of Chimney Town Cast


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