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Wes Anderson imagines a dark future in stunning ‘Isle of Dogs’ trailer

A boy and his dog. And an island of garbage. And a dystopian future.


Ramon Ramirez


Posted on Sep 21, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 4:40 pm CDT

If you’re looking for a quick-witted, family-minded spiritual successor to Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson’s upcoming Isle of Dogs isn’t quite it. But at least the trailer, released Thursday, features gorgeous stop-motion animation.

In previous Anderson films like Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom, dogs are unceremoniously killed off. Here, Anderson imagines a bleak near future where dogs are banished to place called “trash island.” But don’t worry: There’s plenty of wry wit and dark one-liners.

The voice actors are reliably A-list, too: Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Courtney B. Vance, and Ken Watanabe are all here.

And fear not: Anderson likewise found something for recurring collaborator Bill Murray to do, but we won’t spoil the surprise.

Isle of Dogs lands in theaters March 23.

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*First Published: Sep 21, 2017, 1:52 pm CDT