|Directed by||:||Wes Anderson||Produced by||:||Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin||Screenplay by||:||Wes Anderson||Story by||:||Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola||Starring||:||Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum||Cinematography||:||Tristan Oliver||Production company||:||Indian Paintbrush, American Empirical|
Isle of Dogs is a 2018 stop-motion animated comedy film written, produced and directed by Wes Anderson. Set in a dystopian near-future Japan, the film follows a young boy who goes in search of his dog after the whole species is banished to an island due to an illness outbreak. The film's ensemble voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Harvey Keitel, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, Frank Wood and Yoko Ono.
A US-German co-production, Isle of Dogs is produced by Indian Paintbrush and Anderson's own production company, American Empirical Pictures. The film opened the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, where Anderson was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director. It was given a limited release in the United States on March 23, 2018, by Fox Searchlight Pictures, with a wide release set for April 13, 2018. The film has received critical acclaim, with critics especially praising its animation, story and deadpan humor; some, however, accused it of cultural appropriation.