Geekery: Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is Adorable

The indie director returns to stop motion for his next movie – and it looks awesome.

According to Anderson this dog’s tale is strongly influenced by the films of Akira Kurosawa

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 cast is a veritable who’s who of actors… 

I’m not usually a Wes Anderson fan, but his style and storyteling worked really well for Fantastic Mr. Fox. I’m expecting more of the same with this.

Isle of Dogs hits theaters in March of next year.

  • Severius_Tolluck

    Looks interesting. Will give it a shot.

  • Joey Bittner

    The last time bill Murray and Jeff goldblum were in a movie together that I can recall was The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, which was also a was Anderson movie. Loved that movie, I’ll definitely give this one a shot

  • Mike X (Official)

    “Adorable” is not the word I’d use. It looks… weird.

  • Hagwert

    Hmmmm….. I have absolutely no idea what is going on here !

  • Gustav

    I think Wes Anderson’s style is almost…blanchitsu…

    Imagining an Imperium based stop motion animation now. Gulp.

    • euansmith

      Phill Tippett’s latest work (Mad God part I) has a sort of grim dark vibe. I think he is influenced by the likes of Jan Švankmajer.

      • Gustav

        Jan Švankmajer — is that Luke Skywalker’s name in Old Norse?!