Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Concept Poster Features Some Unexpected Artwork
Last week, Wes Anderson (with special guest Edward Norton) released a video promoting a charity campaign for his new animated project, Isle of Dogs. Every $10 donation to Crowdrise counts as one sweepstakes entry, and gives Anderson fans (Fandersons?) the opportunity to lend their voice to the film. That’s a pretty sweet deal, but if you’ve got $10,000 laying around, you can also snag a limited edition concept art print — which just happens to give us another look at Anderson’s new animated aesthetic.
The video released last week featured a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sneak peek at the animation in Isle of Dogs, but this concept art print gives us another preview of the film’s style. It might not be what you’re expecting, which is to say that it’s nothing like Fantastic Mr. Fox’s aesthetic:
And that seems about right for the film, which is set in Japan and follows a young boy’s journey to find his missing dog. The voice cast features Anderson regulars like Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Edward Norton, along with recent favorites Bob Balaban, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and F. Murray Abraham. They’re joined by Anderson newcomers Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig (hopefully this means we’ll see them in a future live-action project), Bryan Cranston, Yoko Ono, Bud Cort, Akira Ito, Liev Schreiber, Kunichi Nomura, Koyu Rankin, Akira Takayama and Frank Wood.
Whew. Now that’s a cast.
Isle of Dogs will hit theaters in 2018 — is it too much to hope for another Wes Anderson film between now and then?