If you’re a dog lover you know how it feels when your pet goes out of sight. You will go great lengths to find your best friend and when you do find it, you’re ecstatic and relieved. Combine that with the return of Wes Anderson returning to the scene with a film on dogs and we’re all going to have a good day. The first trailer of his highly-anticipated stop-motion feature The Isle of Dogs is out and it will give you a preview to the Anderson’s labour of love.
This marks the Wes Anderson’s return to stop-motion animation technique, who earned much praise for his work in 2009’s Fantastic Mr Fox. Anderson confirmed in December that the Isle of Dogs would mark his first film since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. The film is reportedly inspired by the work of director Akira Kurosawa and classic stop-motion Christmas specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
The film is set in the city of Megasaki from futuristic Japan, where there is an outbreak of “dog flu”. The only solution is mass canine quarantine. Atari Kobayashi, A young pilot flies to the island to find his dog, while the corrupt Mayor Kobayashi tries his level best to stop him.
The trailer reveals a few glimpses of heart-warming moments Anderson and the film will offer. Right from symmetrical compositions to a narrative introduction to his signature Animal vs Humans subject, the Grand Budapest filmmaker has packed his unique filmmaking style together.
The movie also features a star-studded voice cast including Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Koyu Rankin, Courtney B. Vance, Yoko Ono, and Edward Norton.
Fox Searchlight is set to release Isle of Dogs on March 23rd, 2018.