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Penguin Highway Anime Film Heads to North American Theaters

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ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio announced its next theatrical anime film this week. The distributor plans to release sci-fi coming-of-age film Penguin Highway in theaters throughout the United States and Canada, with both English subtitled and dubbed showings kicking off on April 12.

Directed by Hiroyasu Ishida, Penguin Highway is based on the best-selling novel by Tomihiko Morimi (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl) and won the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation award for best animated feature at Fantasia International Film Festival. You can check theater locations near you and pick up tickets online.


Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!