Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

2018 film directed by Wes Anderson
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Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs (Japanese: 犬ヶ島, Hepburn: Inugashima) is a 2018 stop-motion science-fiction comedy-drama adult animated film written, produced, and directed by Wes Anderson. It features the voices of Bryan Cranston as the dog Chief and Koyu Rankin as a young human called Atari. The film's large ensemble cast features Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Akira Ito, Greta Gerwig, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, F. Murray Abraham, Courtney B. Vance, Yojiro Noda, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Nijiro Murakami, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel, and Frank Wood.

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Wes Anderson
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Tristan Oliver
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  • Ralph Foster
  • Edward Bursch
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  • February 15, 2018 (2018-02-15) (Berlin)
  • March 23, 2018 (2018-03-23) (United States)
  • May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10) (Germany)
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101 minutes
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  • United States
  • Germany
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English
Japanese
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Chief: Was... was I the runt? Spots: Not anymore.
  • The name of the character Major-Domo is Spanish or Italian for Butler (written as Mayordomo and Maggiordomo, respectively).
  • In the exact opposite of this film's backstory of the cat loving evil Kobayashi dynasty, historically there was actually a Japanese Shogun known for his love of dogs. Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1646 - 1709) was known for instituting animal protection laws, particularly for dogs. This earned him the nickname of "the dog shogun".
  • In the scene where Tracy continues her investigation into the suspicious death of Professor Watanabe, she confronts a devastated Yoko to confirm that the cure exists. The song playing in the background is Tokyo Shoe Shine Boy, which was also used prominently in the movie version of M.A.S.H.
  • The trailer features the song is "Midnight Sleigh Ride" by a '50s band named Sauter-Finegan.
  • All the shots in the movie have straight on camera angle, either horizontal or vertical as it moves only 90 degrees. Also, all the buildings, characters are viewed from either straight on, side on or above.

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