Set in a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on the remote eponymous island due to a “canine flu”, Isle of Dogs follows five local dogs—Chief, Rex, Boss, Duke, and King. They are fed up with their isolated existence until a boy named Atari Kobayashi ventures to the island to search for his dog, Spots. Atari receives their help and protection from the Japanese authorities who have come to retrieve him.
Isle of Dogs is an upcoming American stop-motion animated adventure film written and directed by Wes Anderson. Produced by Indian Paintbrush, the film features an ensemble voice cast, featuring Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, and Bob Balaban, among many others. The film is scheduled to open the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on February 15, 2018 and be released in the United States on March 23, 2018, by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Tilda Swinton
Screenplay by: Wes Anderson
Production Design by: Paul Harrod, Adam Stockhausen
Cinematography by: Tristan Oliver
Film Editing by: Edward Bursch, Ralph Foster, Andrew Weisblum
Art Direction by: Curt Enderle
Music by: Alexandre Desplat
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and violent images.
Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: March 23, 2018