If you are a dog lover, Wes Anderson is bringing you all a movie you are sure to love – Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs is about a 12 year old boy who goes in search of his dog on Trash Island following Japan’s Megasaki City banishing all their dogs due to the epidemic of a dog flu. With its witty dialogues, colourful characters and retro-futuristic textures, this movie has a lot to offer to the world.
Here are 5 facts one must know about Isle of Dogs :
Isle of Dogs is set in a futuristic Japan
Isle of Dogs is set against a futuristic Japanese backdrop where the alpha dogs help the little one find his best friend. As Japan celebrates this year as the year of Dogs along with China starting February 16, 2018, the film might be deliberately set to release this year.
It inaugurated the 68th Berlin Film Festival
The 68th Berlin Film Festival was inaugurated with Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs. First premiered at this International Festival, it is also the first ever animated film to open the ceremony.
It is the second longest stop-animation film
Isle of Dogs is the second longest stop-animation film after Kubo and The Two Strings differing in just a minute. It took around 144,000 frames to complete the 101 minutes that the audience will witness on-screen.
Megasaki city is created like Tashirojima Island
Tashirojima Island of Japan has more cats than humans and feeding these stray cats is supposed to bring growth and fortune. Inspired by this knowledge, Wes created the city of Megasaki that adores cats but despises dogs due to their age old controversy, thus isolating them on an island when the virus spreads.
It held a special screening for human and dogs
Post its release in Berlin, there was an exclusive screening in San Francisco for humans as well as their dogs.
Here’s a little trivia for you guys:
Isle of Dogs is actually a wordplay on I Love Dogs.
Catch Isle of Dogs in cinemas on 6th July 2018, in select cities in India.