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‘Isle of Dogs’ First Trailer: Wes Anderson Unleashes Animated Tale of Quirky Dogs in Japan (Video)

Stop-motion movie is set to open on March 23, 2019

Wes Anderson welcomes you to the “Isle of Dogs” in the first trailer for his upcoming stop-motion film.

The trailer reveals that the film is set 20 years in the future, where an outbreak of dog flu has infested Megasaki City, and the Mayor calls the quarantine of all dogs, sending them to the vast garbage dump called Trash Island for exile.

Atari Kobayashi, the 12-year-old war to the corrupt Mayor, flies it to the island to find his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of the other dogs, he begins a journey to locate his furry friend.

Among the cast members are Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Yoko Ono.

The project marks Anderson’s fifth collaboration with Indian Paintbrush. The team behind “The Grand Budapest Hotel” — Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson — return as producers.

Anderson is following up his most successful film to date, 2014’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which grossed $175 million worldwide and garnered four Academy Awards, including wins for Best Achievement in Costume Design and Alexandre Desplat’s original score.

“Isle of Dogs” is set to open on March 23, 2019.

Watch the trailer above.