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  • First Trailer for Wes Anderson's Stop-Motion Animated Film “Isle of Dogs”

  • Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for a stop-motion animated dystopian adventure comedy-drama film "Isle of Dogs".
    Directed by Wes Anderson, who created "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014) and "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009).
    The film stars the voice cast of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Harvey Keitel, Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson, Bob Balaban, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, and Yoko Ono.
    It is scheduled to be released on March 23, 2018.

    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 a boy named Atari Kobayashi who ventures to the titular island to search for his dog, Spots. Atari receives help from five local dogs named Rex, King, Duke, Boss and Chief who are fed up with their isolated existence and must protect the boy from the Japanese authorities who have come to retrieve him.
  • Director Wes Anderson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "The Royal Tenenbaums"(2011), "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012) and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014). Also "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was nominated for Academy Award nomination for Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
    In 2009, he was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the the Academy Award with "Fantastic Mr. Fox".
    The style of "Isle of Dogs" is the same as "Fantastic Mr. Fox" with the stop-motion animated.

    Interestingly, Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray had connections with Japan on 2003's film "Lost in Translation", as well as Edward Norton used to be a English teacher in Osaka in Japan.
    Also Scarlett Johansson appeared on "Ghost in the Shell", which was based on Japanese comic.
  • source : Pitchfork
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