It’s a welcome return for Wes Anderson, who is creating his first stop-motion animation after almost a decade. Vulture released a minute-and-a-half clip of his latest feature-length comedy Isle of Dogs. The clip shows Anderson’s quintessential style of dioramic worlds, obsessively symmetrical composition, unusual characters, and trademark quirk.
The shot opens with a bag of rubbishing being dropped on Trash Island. Two rival dog packs with teeth bared square off for this mystery bag. Just before fighting one dog suggests seeing the contents of the bag, to determine if it’s even worth fighting for. After seeing “two banana peels, a moldy rice cake, some sardine bones, a pile of broken egg shells and rotten gizzard with maggots all over it” the dogs begin to scuffle. The tenseness and humorous dialogue detours give an indication of the possible tone of the entire film.
This film is planned to be released on 23 March in US cinemas and April internationally. It was shown at the Berlinale and has been hailed by some as his most political movie yet. Proving dogs bite and not just bark.
It boasts an impressive cast starring Bryan Cranston, Yoko Ono, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton.