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Penguin Highway (2018)

Pengin haiwei (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 12 April 2019 (USA)
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A fourth-grader, Aoyama-kun, investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic.

Director:

Hiroyasu Ishida

Writers:

Tomihiko Morimi (novel), Makoto Ueda (screenplay: EUROPE-KIKAKU)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kana Kita Kana Kita ... Aoyama-kun (voice)
Yû Aoi ... Onê-san (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Landen Beattie ... Uchida (voice)
Winston Bromhead Winston Bromhead ... Kobayashi
Christine Marie Cabanos ... Additional Voices (voice)
Miki Fukui Miki Fukui ... Suzuki (voice)
Megumi Han Megumi Han ... Hamamoto (voice)
Erika Harlacher ... Onee-san / Young Lady (voice)
Rie Kugimiya ... Uchida (voice)
Misaki Kuno Misaki Kuno ... Aoyama's Sister (voice)
Gideon Modisett Gideon Modisett ... Aoyama (voice)
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Aoyama's Father (voice)
Mamiko Noto Mamiko Noto ... Aoyama's Mother (voice)
Cindy Robinson ... Aoyama's Mother (voice)
Keith Silverstein ... Aoyama's Father (voice)
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A fourth-grader, Aoyama-kun, investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic.

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Taglines:

Boku no machi ni pengin ga arawareta. (Penguins have appeared in my town.) See more »


Certificate:

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Hiroyasu Ishida's directorial film debut. See more »

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Had Potential
20 August 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

There was potential for an interesting fantasy story, but scattered, made little sense, poorly developed. None of the main storyline subplots of an alien, penguin creation, and a water type bubble were ever clearly explained or interconnected. The usual school bully stereotype makes it appearance. All characters very stereotypic both in visual animation & behavior. Poorly researched mistakes on penguin ecology, e.g. movie stated they are only in Antarctica


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Penguin Highway See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,833, 14 April 2019

Gross USA:

$104,567

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,006,647
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Studio Colorido Co. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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