With Wes Anderson’s forthcoming stop-motion film Isle of Dogs is set for release on 30 March, Fox has released a mini behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the new picture.
The three-minute short documentary gives an insight into the breathtaking time, effort and detail involved: “Even if you have the best sets and the best puppets all ready to go, the animator is really the one who has to go behind a black curtain and turn this scene into something that has life and has emotion and has vitality,” says Jeremy Dawson, the film’s producer.
Featuring many of the familiar actors we’ve become accustomed to when watching an Anderson film, the animated story is one of turmoil and political deceit… oh, and dogs. A lot of dogs.
The follow-up to 2014’s Moonrise Kingdom sees a young boy search for his dog Rex. Set in Japan the story is one of expected heartwarming joy with a dapple of saddening realism—as is often Anderson’s way.
Isle of Dogs, much like his hugely successful Fantastic Mr. Fox, will add a whole host of Anderson favourites to voice the whimsical characters. Stars include Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johannson, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, and more.
Here’s a little glimpse at how it was made: