Pompo the Great is here! After a successful film festival run, Anime Limited have announced Pompo The Cinephile is set for a limited UK and Irish cinema release in June.
The animation is the debut feature from new animation studio CLAP. Pompo follows a fictional film studio as they embark on making their most ambitious feature yet, the film is an enthusiastic and unabashed celebration of cinema that deserves to be seen on the big screen
We meet Gene Fini, an assistant at the acclaimed Peterson Films in the heart of the glitz and glamour of Nyallywood. His eyes may be dull but his passion for films is unrivalled, but when the pint-sized producing prodigy Joelle Davidovich “Pompo” Pomponette tasks him with directing MEISTER, his very first feature, Gene will learn that it takes a family to make a film.
Anime Limited haven’t released a Trailer just yet, GKids did a few weeks ago for the North American release, check it out…
Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about a tormented artistic genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?
Directed by veteran animator Takayuki Hirao and produced by brand-new animation studio CLAP, Pompo the Cinephile is a rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies, and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process, as a new director and his team devote their lives to the pursuit of a “masterpiece.”
The voice cast for the original Japanese and subtitled includes Konomi Kohara, Hiroya Shimizu, and Akio Ôtsuka. Christopher Trindade, Brianna Gentilella, Anne Yatco, Kenneth Cavett, and Jackie Lastra.
Pompo the Cinephile will be shown at selected UK and Irish cinemas in Japanese with English subtitles from Wednesday 29th June , and with an English-language dub from Thursday 30th June.