Poupelle of Chimney Town | 2020    

Updated January 26, 2022

Summary & Info

Poupelle of Chimney Town
Animated tale about a young boy (voiced by Antonio Raul Corbo) living in a small town where chimneys churn out black smoke that covers the sky, all day, every day. The boy believes that there are stars in the sky after hearing his father’s (voiced by Stephen Root) stories that they do exist and he will stop at nothing to see them. He is helped by a magical being called The Garbage Man (voiced by Tony Hale). Also voiced in the English version by Misty Lee and Hasan Minhaj. Director: Yusuke Hirota. [1:40 – PG]

Dueling Critics

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“[O]ne of the best, most wondrous animated films I’ve seen in years…[I]t starts off sweet and silly, then gradually reveals great emotional depth. The movie is suitable for kids ten and up, although you don’t need to have a child with you to appreciate what an extraordinary work this is.”
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“Trying to get a read on the film — while admiring its palette and off-kilter character details (Lubicchi has an odd vampire overbite) — keeps ‘Poupelle’ fun for a while. But the film ultimately shies away from its most disturbing ideas, falling back on a comforting sentimentality.”

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Poupelle of Chimney Town | 2022

    

Updated January 26, 2022

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“[O]ne of the best, most wondrous animated films I’ve seen in years…[I]t starts off sweet and silly, then gradually reveals great emotional depth. The movie is suitable for kids ten and up, although you don’t need to have a child with you to appreciate what an extraordinary work this is.”
thumbs-down“Trying to get a read on the film — while admiring its palette and off-kilter character details (Lubicchi has an odd vampire overbite) — keeps ‘Poupelle’ fun for a while. But the film ultimately shies away from its most disturbing ideas, falling back on a comforting sentimentality.”

Summary & Info

Poupelle of Chimney Town
Animated tale about a young boy (voiced by Antonio Raul Corbo) living in a small town where chimneys churn out black smoke that covers the sky, all day, every day. The boy believes that there are stars in the sky after hearing his father’s (voiced by Stephen Root) stories that they do exist and he will stop at nothing to see them. He is helped by a magical being called The Garbage Man (voiced by Tony Hale). Also voiced in the English version by Misty Lee and Hasan Minhaj. Director: Yusuke Hirota. [1:40 – PG]

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