Anderson's last foray into animation was 2009's "Fantastic Mr. Fox", a critically acclaimed film based on Roald Dahl's novel that earned Anderson an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature.
The follow-up to 2014's Moonrise Kingdom sees a young boy search for his dog Rex. In an hour-long Masterclass with ARTE Cinema, Anderson cited two influencers who couldn't seem more different: filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, and the stop-motion Christmas TV specials created by Rankin-Bass. Following an outbreak of dog flu in the Japanese city of Megasaki, the dog population is exiled to a place called "Trash Island".
In today's world, the only thing we can rely on to be continuously and above all else GOOD are the dogs. Watch the new trailer above.
Fox Searchlight Pictures will release Isle of Dogs on March 23, 2018.
Anderson announced the film late a year ago, but his announcement was light on plot (basically only dropping the obvious point that it would indeed be an animated film about dogs) and heavy on cast announcements. With the help of a pack of newly-found four-legged friends, he begins a journey that will ultimately decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.