Interview by Paul Salfen
Poupelle of Chimney Town, 2022 Annie Award For Best Music Feature 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.
English Voice Talent: Tony Hale, Antonio Raul Corbo, Stephen Root, Hasan Minhay, Misty Lee
Based on the Picturebook: “Poupelle of Chimeny Town” by Ahikiro Nishino
Story & Screenplay:
English-Language director: Jamie Simone