Penguin Highway

118 minutes • NR - Treat as PG


Lark Theater Sat, Apr 13, 2019 3:30 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Apr 14, 2019 3:00 PM
Subtitled Version
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
No Passes
Release Year:2018
Rating:NR Treat as PG
Genre:Anime, Comedy, Fantasy
Production Country:Japan
Original Langauge:Japanese


Saturday 4/13 3:30 English Dub Version

Sunday 4/14 3pm Subtitled Version

Schoolboy Aoyama is bright, inquisitive and a bit headstrong. He has a lot of brainwork to get busy with – after all, he'll be an adult in just a few thousand days. For the moment, though, he'll have to live life as a fourth-grader. Not that it's a bad life.


Summer has arrived and school's nearly out. He has a crush on an intriguing older woman he's met at his dentist's office, who's coaching him in his chess game. And a colony of penguins has materialized in the middle of Aoyama's sleepy little town. Where on Earth – or elsewhere – did these waddling interlopers come from? Aoyama and his friends embark on a research mission, applying rigorous scientific methods and principles. Their discoveries, however, only lead to ever more puzzling wonders...


"The animation itself is bewitching, from the cute charm of the (human and penguin) character design to some keenly observed physical humour and some truly visionary set- pieces..." - The Telegraph