Wes Anderson has always loved stop-motion animation, which has been used in several of his live-action films, as well as his animated take on Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Now he’s returning to the medium for the idiosyncratic Isle Of Dogs.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 film is due in cinemas March 2018. Take a look at the trailer below.