The Japanese poster for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” drawn by “Akira” creator Katsuhiro Otomo.

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the Japanese poster for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” drawn by “Akira” creator Katsuhiro Otomo. Says Otomo: “When I first saw Isle of Dogs, I thought it might be difficult to make a poster that would add something to the movie. It is filled with homage to Japanese cinema, including music directly from Kurosawa, and seemed fully realized already, with all its details in place. It was its own complete world. Then I had an idea: to paint a very traditional Japanese dog to represent the island itself, and a very traditional Japanese wooden floor as the sea. I hope my drawing will be a meaningful way to help share this film with the world.”

ISLE OF DOGS trailer

ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

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Cast:

  • Bryan Cranston as Chief, the leader of the dogs
  • Edward Norton as Rex, a gold dog
  • Bill Murray as Boss, a dog
  • Jeff Goldblum as Duke, a grey and white dog
  • Bob Balaban as King, a dog
  • Koyu Rankin as Atari Kobayashi
  • F. Murray Abraham as Jupiter, a dog
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Frances McDormand
  • Courtney B. Vance as the narrator[3]
  • Fisher Stevens
  • Mari Natsuki

 

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