Isle of Dogs: trailer for stop-motion Wes Anderson movie about dogs


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/21/isle-of-dogs-trailer-for-stop.html


New Trailer: Isle of Dogs
#2

Can’t get here fast enough.


#3

I absolutely loved Fantastic Mr Fox, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting this for a long time.

Two thoughts on watching the trailer, though:
• I hope he doesn’t get any crap about use of Japanese culture for this, but I bet he will.
• Wow, Wes Anderson is really doubling down on his signature “center everything in the frame” aesthetic.


#4

Still need to see Mr Fox, but this looks very good. Will take the kiddo.


#5

Oooh. See Mr. Fox. Maybe on your own first. Depending on age of kiddo.


#6

Fantastic Mr. Fox is, well, fantastic. Well worth seeing!

Also, this movie couldn’t possibly be any more Wes Anderson.


#7

… which will very likely include his Kodachrome-like colors and slow-motion shot endings.


#8

Why not? I don’t get too excited about the appropriation talks these days; however, I admit it was tough for me to watch what looks like a Japanese movie where they all speak English and have English names. It’s more of a suspension of disbelief thing for me and less appropriation abuse, but it still makes me cringe. I don’t care for it.


#9

Fantastic Mr. Fox fell into the uncanny valley for me, but this doesn’t creep me out that way for some reason. Shut up and take my money!


#10

The main human character of the movie has a Japanese name and only speaks Japanese.


#11

It’s missing Anderson’s Father/Son- Freud dynamics.


#12

Ah thank you! Missed that I was trying to sneak a viewing at work. So the dog’s language is English… kind of cute!


#13

The animation in FMF was great, but I was hoping that Anderson would ‘upgrade’ to employing the LAIKA production company; their stop-motion is the best I’ve ever seen (ref: Caroline, et al).


#14

Their stop-motion is astonishingly good; the artistry of KUBO is probably the best stop-motion I’ve seen on screen. But Wes Anderson’s said that he really likes the handmade, less-polished look of the old Rankin Bass specials, with fur that jiggles around from frame-to-frame.


#15

Whoa! I was afraid that might have been the reason. (Perhaps cost-related, also? LAIKA’s stuff looks to be much more ‘fluid’.)


#16

I remember seeing some making-of special in which the animators talked about telling him that there’s no way they could do the foxes and animals in Mr Fox stop-motion, because their clothes and fur would shift around frame-to-frame and it’d look messy and rough, and he was like exactly, that’s how I remember stop-motion looking when I was a kid, make it look handmade. So the clouds & smoke are made from cotton balls, etc. It’s a fun aesthetic :slight_smile:


#17

Like… Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

I get it. :wink:


#18

Yup, and almost entirely from his fellow Gaijin.


#19

It’s already started. The Birth, Movies, Death comment thread is a dumpster fire.


#20

good for any age above 5. cc @Mister44

Every film Wes Anderson has done has been fantastic. My fave is The Grand Budapest Hotel.