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Stop-Motion Filmmaking Mixed with Stellar Cast in “Isle of Dogs”

  Years after captivating audiences with The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox, acclaimed director Wes Anderson has again begun wowing audiences in his latest masterpiece “Isle of Dogs” starring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

ISLE OF DOGS cast with director Anderson

                Led by an all-star voice cast such as Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Scarlett Johansson (“Lucy”), Yoko Ono, Bill Murray (“Ghostbusters”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards in Ebbing Missouri”) and Liev Shreiber (“X-Men”).

                “Isle of Dogs” details the story of Atari Kobayashi, when an outbreak of the canine flu spreads in Japan, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump. a scrappy pack of exiled dogs who’ve banded together to survive makes an amazing discovery:  the crash-landing of a little human pilot who will take them on a life-changing journey.

                Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island 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.

director Wes Anderson _ ISLE OF DOGS


(From L-R): Bill Murray as “Boss,” Jeff Goldblum as “Duke,
(From L-R): Bill Murray as “Boss,” Jeff Goldblum as “Duke,” Edward Norton as “Rex,” Bob Balaban as “King,” Liev Shreiber as “Spots,” Harvey Keitel as “Gondo,” Koyu Rankin as “Atari Kobayashi” and Bryan Cranston as “Chief” in the film ISLE OF DOGS. Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

                Written by Wes Anderson who also directs the film, he detailed the writing process of the film and said that coming up with “Isle of Dogs” was a continuous process, “It’s just always changing and once we reach the end, we start reworking it”

                Considered to be more complex and ambitious than Anderson’s first foray into stop-motion animation with the 2009 hit, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Composer Alexandre Desplat who marks his 4th time working with Anderson in “Isle of Dogs” has nothing but praises for the film.

                “It’s an even more ambitious film than Fantastic Mr. Fox and it doesn’t look like anything else you’ve seen.  The animation is wild and the amount of detail packed into every frame is astonishing.” Said Desplat.

                Featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest names, the film includes the voices of Edward Norton (“The Incredible Hulk”), Bob Balaban (“Moonrise Kingdom”), Jeff Goldbum (“Thor: Ragnarok”), Tilda Swinton (“Doctor Strange”), Harvel Keitel (“Pulp Fiction”) and Ken Watanabe (“Inception”).

                From 20th Century Fox, catch Wes Anderson’s newest animation masterpiece in select Ayala Malls Cinemas starting May 30.

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