Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs Gets A Release Date

The Anticipated Animated Film’s Artwork and Release Date Unveiled

By Catalina Barrios


Do you remember “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, “The Royal Tenembaums” and “Moonrise Kingdom”? Wesley Wales Anderson, or better known as “Wes Anderson” recently announced the poster and the release date of his upcoming film, “Isle of Dogs”. And it’s been a long time coming!

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The animated film is being shot in England and is set in Japan. I love animated films, and when I hear animation plus Japan, I naturally start thinking about “Manga”characters.

You may be wondering what the plot of “Isle of Dogs” is. Not many details have been released yet about this anticipated film. All that is known is that it is about the journey of a boy searching for his beloved dog. That’s enough for me to know I’ll be watching.

Have a look at the recently released artwork:

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The American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor said the inspiration to create his latest movie came from the works of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa (known for films like Seven Samurai and Ran) as well as stop motion animations from his childhood. With Anderson’s imagination and signature style, we’re sure this film with be both visually stunning and eccentric in its narrative.


You will see some of Hollywood’s favorites in the movie including Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schrieber and Yoko Ono, who is one of the movie’s biggest surprises. Every actor starring in the film even has their name written in Japanese on the movie poster.


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The movie’s release date is set for April 20, 2018.

Hopefully the dogs in this move don’t have the same fate as the dog in one of his movies, “The Royal Tenenbaums” where Buckley, the family beagle was t hit by Owen Wilson’s convertible.

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We’re hoping “Isle of Dogs” satisfies all of our animation ideals, and becomes a beloved classic. I am very intrigued to find more about the boy’s journey of finding his dog.

Have a look at Wes Anderson discussing the film below: