Penguin Highway Merges Onto Blu-ray In August

Do you like penguins? Do you like Japanese animation? Guess what, August will be a great month for you since Penguin Highway is arriving on Blu-ray and other formats in August. A young kid finds penguins wandering around his suburban neighborhood. How did they get there? That’s enough mystery to get me watching. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:

AUGUST 6, 2019

“A heart-warming, imagination-tickling joy – and a film that should put Ishida and Colorido on every anime fan’s to-watch list.” – The Telegraph

Los Angeles, CA – The charming anime feature Penguin Highway will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack, DVD and digital download on August 6, 2019 from ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio and Shout! Factory. Winner of a 42nd Japan Academy Award for Excellent Animation of the Year, Penguin Highway makes its highly anticipated debut on home entertainment following its North American theatrical release this April.

This release is presented in Japanese with subtitles, and with an English dub, and comes complete with bonus features including interviews with Director Hiroyasu Ishida and Penguin Highway author Tomihiko Morimi.

The wondrous new film from Director Ishida and Studio Colorido is “a heart-warming, hormonal mix of Twin Peaks and Studio Ghibli” (The Telegraph)!

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 discovers that the arrival of the penguins is somehow related to a mysterious young woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Based on the best-selling Japanese science fiction novel written by Tomihiko Morimi (The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl), Penguin Highway has also had its novel released in the US this year. The film’s bewitching animation and coming-of-age story about adventure is sure to inspire fans of all ages.

Special Features:
Director Hiroyasu Ishida Interview
Author Tomihiko Morimi Interview
Director Ishida Past Works Promo Video
“Good Night” Promo Video

ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese anime to North America. ELEVEN ARTS’ anime titles include The Evangelion franchise, The Last: Naruto the Movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, The Anthem of the Heart, Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, Sword Art Online: The Movie -Ordinal Scale-, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, A Silent Voice, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection, Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern, Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms and The Laughing Under The Clouds: Gaiden, and Liz and the Blue Bird.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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