Penguin Highway

A penguin has appeared in my town.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 6, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Director Hiroyasu Ishida interview
    • Author Tomihiko Morimi interview
    • Ishida Past Works promo video
    • "Good Night" promo video
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Japanese
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Japanese
    • Subtitles - English

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Directed by
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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 23


User Ratings: 109
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Comes off as if a lascivious purveyor of adult-oriented anime got their hands on a Miyazaki project. Full Review
Spectrum Culture
Apr 29, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- The use of CG to augment the hand-drawn animation continues to push the boundaries of how to integrate the new technology into traditional Japanese animation. Full Review
We Bought a Blog
Aug 7, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- For viewers of Aoyama's age this could be a film that lingers in the mind for years to come, like the half-memory of a strange but pleasant dream. Full Review
The Age (Australia)
Nov 9, 2018
Rating: 8/10 -- Penguin Highway is a sweet and charming movie that revisits it's like to be young and curious again. Full Review
IGN Movies
Apr 17, 2019
Rating: B -- I enjoyed it more than Spirited Away, because it's more straight-forward. This one is weird, but it's also grounded to human emotions. Full Review
Sean Chandler Talks About
Jul 9, 2019
Hiroyasu Ishida directs an anime in the style mostly established by the aforementioned in the prologue, mixing fantasy with reality, through a story mostly involving children but actually carrying messages that are addressed to adults. Full Review
Asian Movie Pulse
Nov 30, 2019
Making his feature debut, 30-year-old director Hiroyasu Ishida confidently adapts Tomihiko Morimi's bestselling coming-of-age novel, gracefully segueing... Full Review
Chicago Reader
May 29, 2019

Product Description:

This Japanese animated adventure directed by Hiroyasu Ishida follows science enthusiast Aoyama-kun (Kana Kita), a fourth-grader who begins to investigate something strange in his village. He has noticed that penguins have appeared, and somehow their appearance is linked to a lady from his local dentist's office, a link he must explore further to truly understand.


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  • UPC: 826663198904
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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