It’s no secret filmmaker Wes Anderson is working on a stop-motion animated movie about dogs, not unlike the one he made with “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Some of the cast has already been announced: Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban and Bryan Cranston. Today, in a video announcement, Anderson revealed the title of the film, “Isle Of Dogs,” and the rest of the cast including Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton and Greta Gerwig.
The voice cast also includes F, Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand and Yoko Ono alongside Japanese actors Kunichi Nomura, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama and Koyu Rankin. Anderson once called the movie a “Japanese story” so presumably the isle in the movie is set somewhere in Japan and this explains the new group of actors joining Anderson’s troupe.
Currently shooting In England, in the video message, the director revealed a quick moment of Norton’s lead character Rex and explained the purpose of his clip: supporting The Film Foundation, a charity started in 1990 by Martin Scorsese which is dedicated to film preservation. Through Crowdrise, the makers of the video, if you support the Foundation you can win a “Isle of Dogs” experience which will include your voice in a small role. Watch the clip below.