Fox Searchlight released the first trailer for Wes Anderson‘s new animated film, “Isle of Dogs.”
The director’s second animated film “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.”
Anderson has been nominated for six Academy Awards. His first came for the original screenplay for “The Royal Tenenbaums,” which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Owen Wilson. Anderson’s most recent film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture.
“Isle of Dogs” features an all-star voice cast that includes other frequent collaborators Edward Norton (“Moonrise Kingdom”), Frances McDormand (“Moonrise Kingdom”), Jeff Goldblum (“Jurassic Park”), and Bill Murray (“Ghostbusters”). Other voice actors include Scarlett Johansson (“The Avengers”), Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), and Tilda Swinton (“Okja”).
In addition to directing, Wes Anderson also wrote the screenplay. Similar to his earlier film, “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Isle of Dogs” utilizes stop-motion animation.
“Isle of Dogs” will be released on March 23, 2018.