Pack your quirkiest clothes and your sense of adventure as we’re journeying back to Wes Anderson country. Three years on from the marvellous Grand Budapest Hotel, Anderson returns to our screens with another animated oddity, Isle of Dogs.
For those of you that loved Anderson’s adaptation of Fantastic Mr Fox, you are in for another treat. Set in Japan, a young boy begins a quest to find his lost dog (voiced by Edward Norton), so prepare yourself for whimsy, a dash of melancholy, and an unforgettable soundtrack.
Here’s the official 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.
Naturally, Wes Anderson has assembled a mighty fine voice cast that features plenty of his regular collaborators, and some new ones.
Isle of Dogs features the voices of (deep breath) Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Harvey Keitel, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, F. Murray Abraham, Yojiro Noda and Yoko Ono.
Isle of Dogs will be released in cinemas March 23, 2018.