Isle of Dogs (film)

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Isle of Dogs
IsleOfDogsFirstLook.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Wes Anderson
Produced by
Written by Wes Anderson
Starring
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Tristan Oliver
Production
company
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release date
  • March 23, 2018 (2018-03-23)
Country United States
Language English

Isle of Dogs is an upcoming American stop-motion animated comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson. Produced by Indian Paintbrush, the film will feature the voices of Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Kunichi Nomura, Bob Balaban, Harvey Keitel, and Edward Norton, with Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson, Yoko Ono, Greta Gerwig, and Courtney B. Vance also providing voices for the film.

It is scheduled to be released on March 23, 2018, by Fox Searchlight Pictures, it will be Fox Searchlight's first animated film since Waking Life (2001).

Premise[edit]

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his dog.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In October 2015, Anderson announced he would be returning to animation with "a film about dogs"[3] with Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston and Bob Balaban starring.[4][5] Anderson said that the film was strongly influenced by the films of Akira Kurosawa, as well as the stop motion animated holiday specials made by Rankin/Bass Productions,[6] the voice cast for the film was revealed in a video made by Anderson to promote a film preservation program.[7]

Filming[edit]

Production began in October 2016 in England.[8][9]

Release[edit]

On 23 December 2016, Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film, with plans for a 2018 release,[10][11] it is scheduled to be released on March 23, 2018.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Brent (May 16, 2017). "‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Making Film at Annapurna". Variety. Retrieved May 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ Mercer, Pete (April 25, 2017). "Wes Anderson's New Film Isle of Dogs Has a Release Date and a Stunning New Poster". Paste. 
  3. ^ "Wes Anderson to Direct Stop-Motion Animated Film About Dogs". October 12, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ Casey, Dan. "EXCLUSIVE: JEFF GOLDBLUM, BRYAN CRANSTON, AND MORE TO STAR IN WES ANDERSON’S STOP-MOTION ANIMATED DOG MOVIE". Nerdist. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ Perez, Rodrigo. "Wes Anderson's Next Movie Is A Stop-Motion Animated Film About Dogs; May Also Do An Anthology Movie". The Playlist. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ Sharf, Zach (March 13, 2017). "Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is Inspired By Akira Kurosawa and Christmas Television Specials". Indie Wire. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ "WesVideo121916 on Vimeo". Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ Cabin, Chris (October 27, 2016). "Wes Anderson Confirms His Stop-Motion Animated Dog Movie Is In Production". Collider.com. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ Hayes, Britt (October 27, 2016). "Wes Anderson Is Currently Filming His New Stop-Motion Animated Movie About Dogs". Screen Crush. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (December 22, 2016). "Fox Searchlight Takes World Rights On Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle Of Dogs’". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  11. ^ Grater, Tom (December 22, 2016). "Fox Searchlight takes world rights to Wes Anderson's 'Isle Of Dogs'". Screen International. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  12. ^ M. Smith, Nigel (April 25, 2017). "Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Gets Release Date, Poster (Photo)". The Wrap. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 

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