Isle of Dogs (film)

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Isle of Dogs
IsleOfDogsFirstLook.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Wes Anderson
Produced by
Screenplay by Wes Anderson
Story by
Starring
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Tristan Oliver
Edited by
  • Ralph Foster
  • Edward Bursch
Production
company
  • Indian Paintbrush
  • American Empirical Pictures
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release date
  • March 23, 2018 (2018-03-23)
Running time
105 minutes
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 an ensemble voice cast consisting of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Harvey Keitel, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, F. Murray Abraham, Yojiro Noda, Mari Natsuki, Yoko Ono, and Frank Wood.

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 a dystopian future Japan where dogs have been outlawed due to a "dog flu" and have been quarantined on a remote island, Isle of Dogs follows, on the eponymous island, five local dogs named Chief (Bryan Cranston), Rex (Edward Norton), Boss (Bill Murray), Duke (Jeff Goldblum) and King (Bob Balaban), who are fed up with their isolated existence until a boy named Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin) who ventures to the island to search for his dog, Spots. Atari receives their help and they will protect him from the Japanese authorities who have come to retrieve him.[1][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]

Filming[edit]

Production began in October 2016 in England.[7][8]

Release[edit]

On December 23, 2016, Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film, with plans for a 2018 release,[9][10] it was later set to be released on March 23, 2018.[11] A trailer was released on September 21, 2017.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isle of Dogs: watch the trailer for Wes Anderson's dystopian canine epic". the Guardian. 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-21. 
  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. ^ Cabin, Chris (October 27, 2016). "Wes Anderson Confirms His Stop-Motion Animated Dog Movie Is In Production". Collider.com. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ Hayes, Britt (October 27, 2016). "Wes Anderson Is Currently Filming His New Stop-Motion Animated Movie About Dogs". Screen Crush. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (December 22, 2016). "Fox Searchlight Takes World Rights On Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle Of Dogs’". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ Grater, Tom (December 22, 2016). "Fox Searchlight takes world rights to Wes Anderson's 'Isle Of Dogs'". Screen International. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  11. ^ M. Smith, Nigel (April 25, 2017). "Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Gets Release Date, Poster (Photo)". The Wrap. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ Isle of Dogs Trailer #1 on YouTube

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