From Tomihiko Morimi’s best-selling manga comes Hiroyasu Ishida’s feature adaptation Penguin Highway, an animated coming-of-age adventure from Eleven Arts.
Penguin Highway tells the story of a fourth-grade genius, named Aoyama, who spends his days as a budding scientist. When penguins mysteriously begin to appear in his sleepy town one day, Aoyama vows to find the source of the strange phenomenon. As he investigates, Aoyama finds that the strange occurrence may have something to do with the powers within a young woman working at a dental clinic, forcing the two to team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!
Presented in its original Japanese on April 14th and dubbed in English on April 13th, Penguin Highway has won the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation at the Fantasia International Film Festival for Best Animated Feature and has also been nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.
Directed by Hiroyasu Ishida | 118 minutes | 2019 | Rated PG
ENGLISH DUBBED VERSION:
Saturday, April 13th – 5pm
JAPANESE VERSION, WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES:
Sunday, April 14th – 8pm
“For almost all ages, this is a heartwarming, imagination-tickling joy—and a film that should put Ishida and Colorido on every anime fan’s to-watch list.” – Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph (UK)
“A wonderful film that uses unexplainable phenomena as a backdrop for childhood innocence and discovery.” – Chris Stuckmann, ChrisStuckmann.com
“…a unique, beautifully entertaining, and wholly original film.” – James Fletcher, FILMINK