The latest poster for “Isle of Dogs” is chock-full of very good dogs
Wes Anderson knows the only thing better than a pack of adorable animated dogs is a pack of adorable animated dogs voiced by all our favorite celebrities. We knew that’s what Anderson had planned for his upcoming Isle of Dogs, but now that we’ve gotten a look at the latest pup-filled poster advertising the stop-motion movie, the scope of canine cuteness is so staggering we may actually be more excited about this than our own dogs are when we get home from work (hint: VERY EXCITED).
In case an image crowded with scruffy-but-charming-looking doggos wasn’t precious enough, the people behind the movie animated it so all the canine characters in the new poster are sneezing when they posted it on Twitter. “On the Isle of Dogs, every season is #DogFlu season,” the caption reads. All the different dogs are surrounding human protagonist Atari Kobayshai, a 12-year-old boy who makes his way to Trash Island in the movie to track down his beloved dog Spots after all the dogs in Japan are exiled by the government (um, rude).
Anderson framed the Isle of Dogs poster with an extensive list of celebrities who lent their voices to the movie’s characters.
Anderson movie regulars like Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, and Tilda Swinton are on there, and so are Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Ken Watanabe, Harvey Keitel, Yoko Ono, and Courtney B. Vance. We would have loved it if each name circling the image was linked with a handy arrow to the actual dog the celeb is voicing so we could see if Anderson followed the pets-sort-of-look-like-their-people rule, but we’ll let it slide this time.
If Isle of Dogs is anything like Anderson’s last animated animal movie, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, it’s going to be a heartwarming hit. The movie drops at the Berlin Film Festival on February 15th. It hits U.S. theaters March 23.