Poupelle of Chimney Town Arrives on Blu-ray

Poupelle of Chimney Town. Courtesy of Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory.

Following its theatrical release and after being available to own digitally, Poupelle of Chimney Town makes its arrival on Blu-ray.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack features both English audio and Japanese audio with English subtitles. Fans ordering through the Shout! Factory website can receive an exclusive poster while supplies last. The film was produced at the famed STUDIO4ºC in Tokyo, Japan.

The film played a number of film festivals prior to its theatrical release in December, including the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Throughout its run, it has also earned a number of nominations for the following:

  • Japan Academy Film Prize for Excellent Animation of the Year
  • Cristal Award nomination from Annecy for Best Feature
  • ANNIE awards nomination for Best Music – Feature
  • Satoshi Kon Award nomination from Fantasia for Best Animated Feature


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, Poupelle of Chimney Town brings laughter, tears, and joy.

Bonus Features

  • The World of Chimney Town — A Discussion with Director Yusuke Hirota and Creator Akihiro Nishino.
  • What’s Next For Chimney Town — An Exclusive Interview with Creator Akihiro Nishino.
  • Creator Akihiro Nishino Special Q&A — Malibu Film Society Screening.

DIRECTOR: Yusuke Hirota
SCREENWRITERS: Akihiro Nishino
CAST: Tony Hale, Antonio Raul Corbo, Stephen Root, Misty Lee, and Hasan Minhaj

Eleven Arts released Poupelle of Chimney Town in theaters on December 30, 2021.

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