From the unique mind of director Wes Anderson, the creator of such idiosyncratic delights as THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, MOONRISE KINGDOM, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, and his previous animated film, THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX, comes the even more fantastic ISLE OF DOGS.
“4 paws up! Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Greta Gerwig are among the voice cast of Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated adventure about a boy and his faithful pet out to stop a canine genocide. Anderson took his fascination for obsessively detailed hermetic worlds, meticulous visual compositions, oddball characters and idiosyncratic storytelling quirks to a heightened level in 2009 with his delightful stop-motion animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Returning to the form, the director delivers an even wilder, more distinctive experience with Isle of Dogs, the thoroughly captivating tale of a 12-year-old Japanese boy’s quest to rescue his beloved pet, and indeed an entire outcast canine population, from the genocidal scheme of a crooked mayoral regime” —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter. PG-13. 101 Min.