Stop-motion animation is an incredibly detailed art form. While technology has helped stop-motion animators plan out scenes, and make their animation look better than ever before, there are no real short-cuts that computers have created, as with other forms of animation. Every movement is painstakingly created by hand. Every character, sculpted by hand. So, when you get a chance to watch the stop-motion animators do their craft, you should watch.
In preparation for the release of Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” Fox Searchlight has released another featurette for the film. This time, fans are given a chance to go behind-the-scenes to see just how much work went into the creation of the film. In the video, you see the work that goes into making the dogs in the film convey the emotions and give the performances that are required for a film like this to work. Viewers also get a glimpse at just how many sculpts go into each human face. It’s incredible.
Needless to say, with every bit of marketing that comes out for “Isle of Dogs,” our anticipation for the film increases that much more. The film is sure to be well-acted, well-crafted, and hilarious. How can you go wrong with a film featuring the vocal talents of Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, and Edward Norton? And honestly, that’s just half of the big names associated with this film.
“Isle of Dogs” will be released March 23.
Here’s the official synopsis:
ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.