Penguin Highway

© 2018 Tomihiko Morimi, KADOKAWA / Penguin Highway Production Committee

When a group of penguins surfaces in his neighbourhood, a young fourth-grader tries to find out their origin and gets involved in a much larger adventure involving mud-monsters and a mysterious woman. The internationally successful debut-feature of ISHIDA Hiroyasu, co-founder of Studio Colorido, is a gorgeously animated sci-fi adventure about the wonders of childhood.

Wanneer de tienjarige Aoyama een groep penguins ziet opduiken in zijn wijk, besluit hij uit te zoeken waar ze vandaan komen. Hij raakt al snel verwikkeld in een avontuur met moddermonsters en een mysterieuze jonge dame. Debuterend regisseur ISHIDA Hiroyasu, mede-oprichter van Studio Colorido, vergaarde in binnen- en buitenland veel lof voor dit beeldschoon geanimeerde sciencefictionavontuur over de magie van kind zijn.

 

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Director’s bio & selected filmography


HISHIDA Hiroyasu was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1988. He studied manga at Kyoto Seika University. His 2009 self-produced short Fumiko’s Confession won the 14th Ministry of Culture’s Media Arts Festival Animation Award, the 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival Special Prize, and the 9th Tokyo Anime Award (Student Awards Division). His 2011 graduation work, rain town, won the 15th Ministry of Culture’s Media Arts Festival New Creator’s Animation Award. Penguin Highway is his full-length debut. 

2009 – Fumiko’s Confession (short)

2011 – rain town (short)