The First Trailer For Wes Anderson’s New Film Is Here And Wow, Hope You Like Dogs!


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The first trailer for Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion film Isle of Dogs is out, and in true Wes Anderson style, it’s visually stunning.

It’s the highly acclaimed director’s first feature film since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, so it’s been a while since we’ve been treated to Anderson’s unique eye for composition. Feast your eyes on the selection of frames below, which do not disappoint:

The film is set in Japan 20 years from now, where an outbreak of dog flu has led to all dogs being exiled to, you guessed it, the Isle of Dogs. The story follows a kid who travels to that island in search of his lost pup, and looks equal parts heartwarming, dystopian, and just plain weird. Oh, and dogs. So many dogs.

It’s also got a pretty extraordinary cast — the list of names involved includes Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, and even Yoko Ono. There are honestly too many big names to list here, but there’s a pretty star-studded slide in the trailer you can peruse if you want to see them all.

The trailer release hasn’t been without slight controversy, though. While nothing overtly problematic has surfaced so far, a number of people have raised concerns about how the film will treat language and race — a worry that makes a lot of sense given how often Asian countries are used as a pretty two-dimensional backdrop for films made almost entirely by white people.

Given that the film itself won’t be released until March 2018, we’ve got a while to wait to see how those concerns play out. For now, we’ve just got two minutes and 35 seconds of gloriously beautiful trailer to pore over. Here it is for your viewing pleasure — have fun watching it like eight times and pausing every two seconds to soak up every frame.