I’m ready for a new animated delight with Isle of Dogs

The wonderful writer/director Wes Anderson follows his marvellous version of Fantastic Mr Fox with a new animated delight – ISLE OF DOGS.

What a superbly innovative film-maker Wes Anderson is. Not content with creating amazing movies with humans, he’s gone and followed up his 2009 animated film of my favourite (and his) Roald Dahl children’s tale Fantastic Mr Fox with a new adventure, ISLE OF DOGS. This time, Anderson takes us to Japan to tell what looks like an absolutely enchanting tale of a boy searching for his beloved lost dog. We’re back in the dizzying world of stop-motion animation as the film-maker has returned to Three Mills Studios in London where Fantastic Mr Fox was shot. And from the look of the first trailer that’s just hit the web, the new movie has the same mixture of comedy and action as its predecessor. But that’s not all…

With a vocal cast to match, or even exceed, the amazing one he assembled for his sublime The Grand Budapest Hotel we have (deep breath and not in alphabetical order)…

Bryan Cranston
Edward Norton
Bill Murray
Jeff Goldblum
F. Murray Abraham
Scarlett Johansson
Frances McDormand
Greta Gerwig
Ken Watanabe
Tilda Swinton
Liev Schreiber
Harvey Keitel
Fisher Stevens
Bob Balaban
Courtney B. Vance
Yoko Ono!


So get ready for next year’s April release date by watching that first trailer. It’s a doozy!