Poupelle of Chimney Town to Release on Premium VOD, Digital, and Blu-Ray in May 2022

Poupelle of Chimney Town, the critically acclaimed animated film is coming to home media this May.
Poupelle of Chimney Town

Poupelle of Chimney Town, the critically acclaimed animated film is coming to home media this May.

The mesmerizing animated feature Poupelle of Chimney Town is heading to Premium VOD on May 3, 2022, following its nationwide theatrical release, then it will be available for digital download on May 17, 2022, and physically on a Blu-Ray + DVD combo pack on May 31, 2022, from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory.

The film is an official selection of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and numerous other renowned festivals. It has been recognized with several honors and movie award nominations, including a Japan Academy Film Prize for Excellent Animation of the Year, a Cristal Award nomination from Annecy for Best Feature, an ANNIE awards nomination for Best Music – Feature, and a Satoshi Kon Award nomination from Fantasia for Best Animated Feature. Get a glimpse why in the trailer below.

Poupelle of Chimney Town Official Trailer

Poupelle of Chimney Town is directed by Yusuke Hirota and produced at Tokyo’s famed STUDIO4ºC. The film brings to life a unique and inspiring story about friendship, courage, hope, and perseverance to reach for the stars through an awe-inspiring adventure filled with whacky characters, gorgeous animation, and unforgettable performances. The film boasts the stellar English-language voice cast of Tony Hale, Antonio Raul Corbo, Stephen Root, Misty Lee, and Hasan Minhaj.

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Poupelle of Chimney Town

The Poupelle of Chimney Town Blu Ray + DVD combo pack will feature both versions of the film (English Dub + Original Japanese Audio w/ English Subtitles), insightful bonus content, and an exclusive art booklet with a special message from the executive producer and creator Akihiro Nishino. The 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.

Poupelle of Chimney Town is available to pre-order now at and other retailers. Fans who order the Blu-Ray + DVD combo pack from Shout! Factory will receive an exclusive poster while supplies last.

About Poupelle of Chimeny Town

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.

Have you watched Poupelle of Chimney Town? Will you be pre-ordering to get the exclusive poster? Is it weird to expect to need tissues for the film? Let us know what you think in the comments and be sure to share your reactions with us on Twitter!

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