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.