Wes Anderson‘s return to stop-motion animation with Isle of Dogs is one of 2018’s most anticipated films. It’s been four years since Anderson premiered his masterwork The Grand Budapest Hotel and it’s been almost a decade since Anderson’s last foray into animation, The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Today brings the first clip of Anderson’s animated fable of canines exiled to an island following an outbreak of dog flu, and the results are, well, absolutely charming.
Fox Searchlight will sic Isle of Dogs into theaters on March 23, 2018. Wes Anderson has assembled an incredibly impressive vocal cast for his animated tale, including Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunicki Nomura, Akira Takayama, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Mari Katsuki, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Liev Schreiber, and Courtney B. Vance. Am I forgetting anyone?
Check out this debut clip from Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, and if you’re a good boy you’ll get a treat when it lands in theaters on March 23rd.
The official synopsis for Isle of Dogs:
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.