Wes Anderson, is one of our favorite directors and story tells. We especially love his animation projects with stop-motion, particularly. Among others, our faves of his are: The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
And it’s exciting to see in his newest offering “Isle of Dogs”, he’s come back to the stop-motion technique, which we all love so dear. Just like “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, the stop-motion actions are meticulous, but the method and ways in which the story is told, is stunning.
And just like his films, live or animation, the jokes are sharply timed with witty and fast thinking characters throwing out the barbs.
It’s grand stuff.
“ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.”
The voice cast includes some of Hollywood’s faves: Brian Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber, to name a few.
Movie opens next year, March 2018.
We can’t wait.