Isle of Dogs

Released April 2018 | 1 hour 41 minutes | Box Office: 62 million worldwide | Rentable DVD.com | Reviewer: Bill Braier

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Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs - Amazing, Funny, and Totally Original

From writer/director Wes Anderson (Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zisso, The Budapest Hotel) and nominated for nine academy awards comes a lovable, quirky, funny, and totally original stop-action animated film starring the voices of Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, Jeff Goldblum and Edward Norton.

A dog-hating mayor of Megasaki Japan uses an outbreak of dog flu to demand all dogs to be exiled to Trash Island. A young boy named Atari (12 year old actor Koyu Rankin) sets out to find his lost dog, Spots (Bryan Cranston), eventually joining the group of outcast strays and formerly pampered indoor dogs to rebel against the political system and return to the mainland.

Visually fascinating this fast paced, witty PG-13 sci-fi fantasy appeals to adults who appreciate Wes Anderson’s creativity and teens who love its adorable cast of dogs.

The film opened the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, where Anderson was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director, and was given a limited release in the United States on March 23, 2018, by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Witty screenplay, fascinating stop action, never boring. Loved it. Worthy of a Friday rental.

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