Penguin Highway


Directed by: Hiroyasu Ishida

Year: 2018

Length: 119 minutes

Classification rating: PG

Screens in: Cairns, Townsville, Bunbury, Alice and Springs

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Where did all these penguins come from?

Aoyama (Kita Kana) is a young boy confident in his own intelligence and place in the world; he spends his days either observing the world around him or buried in his notebooks. Now that he’s in the fourth grade, surely he knows everything there is to know! So when penguins suddenly appear in his small town far away from any oceans, Aoyama is convinced that this is a mystery only he can solve—with just a little help from his best friend and the woman he has a crush on. But as the mystery slowly unravels, Aoyama begins to suspect that his crush is more connected to these mysterious penguins than it first seemed.

From an adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi’s award-winning sci-fi fantasy novel of the same name comes Studio Colorido’s first feature length animation Penguin Highway, an unforgettable tale about growing up, friendship, and discovering who you really are.

Screened as part of the JFF Fringe 2019.

[More Satellite cities to be announced.]

Winner of the Fantasia International Film Festival's Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation award.
Sunday 15th November

BCC Cinemas Cairns Earlville, Cairns

Saturday 21st November

BCC Cinemas Central, Townsville

Sunday 22nd November

English audio

BCC Cinemas Central, Townsville


English audio

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury


English audio

Alice Springs Cinema, Alice Springs

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida

Original Story: Tomihiko Morimi

Screenplay: Makoto Ueda

Music: Umitaro Abe

Cast: Kana Kita, Yu Aoi, Gideon Modiset (English Dub) and Erika Harlacher (English Dub)

Genre: Anime

Language(s): In Japanese with English subtitles. English dub (select cities).