If you say “stop-motion” and “Wes Anderson” in the same sentence, you definitely have our attention. Once you say those things and then put together the cast list that Wes Anderson has for Isle of Dogs, you’ve guaranteed yourself that us two podcast hosts will be seeing your movie. It’s no secret that Fantstic Mr. Fox is a favorite of ours, so seeing that same whimsy set in the world of Isle of Dogs gives us hope that we may soon have another favorite stop-motion film making its way onto our lists.

Watch the TrailerTown here and then check out our top 5 thoughts about it below:

Top 5 Things About the Isle of Dogs Trailer

  1. Wes Let the Dogs Out – The best thing about this TrailerTown (and the best thing about Isle of Dogs) is the quirky touch of Wes Anderson. While we aren’t unfamiliar with stop-motion tropes, when Fantastic Mr. Fox came out we realized that the sensibilities that Anderson brings to a script mixed with the beauty of stop-motion are a match made in heaven, and we can’t wait to see how that plays out in his newest feature.
  2. The Pack – At the beginning of this TrailerTown, it’s stated that “canine populations have reached epidemic proportions” in Japan. From the look of the cast list, it seems like the amount of talent in this movie is nearing those proportions as well. Here’s a short list of people in this movie: Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Greta Gerwig, Liev Schreiber, and Yoko Ono (and that’s not even naming them all).
  3. Language Barrier – This TrailerTown for Isle of Dogs gives the impression that, unlike some talking animal movies, in this movie, the humans and dogs won’t be speaking the same language, so the connection will be a mutual bond via the quest for the main boy’s quest for his lost dog.
  4. Sound Scapes – All Wes Anderson movies have brilliant scores that match up with what’s happening on screen. The music hinted at in this TrailerTown assure us that the musical aspects of Isle of Dogs will be on point.
  5. Cartoons Within Cartoon – Early on in this TrailerTown we see that images on TVs are actual cartoons and not stop-motion. The mixture of animation styles gives us warm feelings in our hearts because we love when filmmakers sidesteps normal impulses and create something more whimsical.

Will you be venturing to the Isle of Dogs when it releases in 2018? We know we will!