Wes Anderson announces next film, a star-studded stop-motion movie called Isle of Dogs


Yesterday Wes Anderson release a video announcing his next movie, a stop-motion feature called Isle of Dogs. The movie will come out some time in 2018, released by Fox Searchlight.

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs is about a boy’s epic search for a dog. This will likely bring him to an island of dogs. Just a hunch. Andersonian twee will ensue.

Here’s the special video announcement Anderson put out, which includes information on a contest involving the film.

Wes Anderson presents his new feature film 'Isle of Dogs'

That’s right. The packed voice cast includes:

  • Bill Murray
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Yoko Ono
  • Edward Norton
  • Harvey Keitel
  • F. Murray Abraham
  • Liev Schreiber
  • Bob Balaban
  • Bud Cort
  • Akira Ito
  • Kunichi Nomura
  • Koyu Rankin
  • Akira Takayama
  • Frank Wood

And possibly you.

Working through Crowdrise, Anderson is holding a contest to benefit the Film Foundation, an organization founded by Martin Scorsese committed to worldwide film preservation. The grand prize winner will win a trip for two to London, a meet-up with Wes Anderson, a small voice role in Isle of Dogs, and one of the puppets used in the film. 75 other winners will receive signed Criterion Collection DVDs and books.

For more information on the Isle of Dogs contest, click here.

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