Welcome to our review of Isle of Dogs, the new film by Wes Anderson. After being fortunate enough to go to an advanced screening, Jonathan and Jason are here with the latest on this film, all before it goes into wide release on April 13th.
Isle of Dogs tells the story of a dystopian near-future Japan, where a dog flu virus spreads throughout the entire dog population. The mayor of Megasaki signs a decree banishing all of the dogs to Trash Island. After crashing on the island, it is up to a young boy named Atari to help save the dogs.
Isle of Dogs is Wes Anderson’s latest foray into the medium of stop motion animation. After the success of Fantastic Mr. Fox, it was only a matter of time before we saw another animated film from Anderson, and Isle of Dogs does not disappoint. With an all-star cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeff Goldblum, this film is sure to pack a punch. Isle of Dogs has already done quite well for itself just in its limited release, grossing $12 million in the United States and Canada alone as of April 8th.
Join Jonathan and Jason as they discuss the film’s plot, characters, and animation in this special advance review. Don’t wait to see the film that the Chicago Sun-Times calls “smart and different.”