Award-winning director Wes Anderson's latest feature film, Isle of Dogs, is his second journey into the world of stop-motion animation, following 2009's Fantastic Mr. Fox. The movie will hit theaters this weekend. Set in Japan, the Akira Kurosawa and Rankin/Bass-inspired film tells the story of a boy's search for his dog and features an ensemble voice cast including Bryan Cranston and some of the usual Wes Anderson players such as Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, and Bob Balaban.
This video gives a glimpse into the staggering amount of work that goes into this style of animation:
Fans are impressed with the work that went into the film:
the effort that wes anderson and his team has put in making the "isle of dogs" is remarkable— k *:･ﾟ✧ (@idkatewut) March 17, 2018
Isle of Dogs harnessed the skills of no fewer than 27 animators and 10 assistants in a meticulous process Anderson describes as, “muscle memory in ultra slow-motion.”
I love the decision to put the animation team credits at the end - celebrating everyone involved.— Will B (@will_becher) March 18, 2018
Already making its mark, Isle of Dogs won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.
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