The trailer for Isle of Dogs dropped yesterday, and it looks as whimsical, intelligent and sweet as any movie in Wes Anderson’s back catalogue.
Anderson’s first film since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs is set in a dystopian future Japan where, following an outbreak of canine flu, all dogs have been banished to an island made of rubbish.
The film follows a little boy on a mission to find his lost pup.
Anderson’s movie uses the same stop-motion animation as in his 2009 Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr Fox, and features a star-studded voice cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono.
The film, however, has already been criticised for its whitewashing because of its casting of mostly white American actors for a story told in a Japanese setting.
New Wes Anderson film set in Japan starring ScarJo and Tilda Swinton. We're getting trolled.