Watch The Cast of Wes Anderson's ISLE OF DOGS Talk about the Film as Their Dog Characters
You've got to watch this unique promo video for Wes Anderson's upcoming film Isle of Dogs. What I love about this is that it features interviews with several members of the cast, but as the dog characters that they play. Wes Anderson actually had the stop-motion animation created for these interviews and it turned out wonderfully entertaining and playful. I'm sure many of you will appreciate the thought, work, and effort that was put into making this great promo video.
The actors interviewed in the video include Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Liev Schriber, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Bob Balaban, and Tilda Swinton.
Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire prefecture.
After Fantastic Mr. Fox, this new work marks Wes Anderson’s second animation film. Once again, the director has created a meticulously detailed universe that functions according to its own unique realities and laws. But even when wicked villains appear and brutally hunt down the four-legged friends, the film remains essentially a fable. Miraculously, we are able to understand the animals, whilst almost everything the humans say is translated for us. Atari and his quirky canine companions King, Duke, Rex, Boss and Chief confront us with those most quintessential of questions that concern us all, namely: ‘Who are we? And who do we want to be?’
The movie also features the awesome voice cast of Koyu Rankin, Kunicki Nomura, Akira Takayama, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Akira Ito, Harvey Keitel, Yoko Ono, Ken Watanabe, Mari Katsuki, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, and Courtney B. Vance.
Isle of Dogs opens on March 23rd.