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Isle of Dogs (Japanese: 犬ヶ島, Hepburn: Inugashima) is a 2018 stop-motion-animated science-fiction comedy film written, produced and directed by Wes Anderson. Set in a dystopian near-future Japan, the story follows a young boy (Koyu Rankin) searching for his dog after the species is banished to an island following the outbreak of a canine flu. The film's ensemble voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Harvey Keitel, Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, Frank Wood, Kunichi Nomura, and Yoko Ono.

Isle of Dogs
IsleOfDogsFirstLook.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWes Anderson
Produced by
Screenplay byWes Anderson
Story by
Starring
Narrated byCourtney B. Vance
Music byAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyTristan Oliver
Edited by
  • Ralph Foster
  • Edward Bursch
Production
company
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures
Release date
  • February 15, 2018 (2018-02-15) (Berlin)
  • March 23, 2018 (2018-03-23) (United States)
  • May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10) (Germany)
Running time
101 minutes[1]
Country
LanguageEnglish
Japanese[1]
Box office$64.2 million[6]

A US–German co-production, Isle of Dogs was produced by Indian Paintbrush and Anderson's own production company, American Empirical Pictures, in association with Studio Babelsberg. The film opened the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, where Anderson was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director. It was given a limited release in the United States on March 23, 2018, by Fox Searchlight Pictures, and went on wide release on April 13. It has grossed over $64 million worldwide, and received praise for its animation, story, and deadpan humor. A manga adaptation of the film by Minetarō Mochizuki was published in 2018, beginning with the May 24 issue of Weekly Morning.[7][8] The film received nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, 72nd British Academy Film Awards, and 91st Academy Awards, all for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score.

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PlotEdit

In the Japanese archipelago, 20 years into the future, an outbreak of canine influenza spreads throughout the city of Megasaki, with a risk of crossing to humans. The city's 6-term authoritarian mayor, Kenji Kobayashi, authorizes a decree banishing all dogs to Trash Island, which is officially approved after his political party rejects the insistence of professional scientist and political opponent Professor Watanabe that he is close to developing a serum for the dog flu. The first dog officially deported from the city is a white and black-marked pink-nosed dog named Spots Kobayashi, who served as the bodyguard of 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi, the orphaned distant-nephew and ward of the mayor. But this is gradually revealed to be part of a conspiracy by Kobayashi and his political party, who are seeking to finish what their ancestors attempted long ago in removing dogs from Japan.

Part 1: The Little Pilot

Six months later, Atari hijacks a plane and flies it to Trash Island to search for Spots. After crash-landing, Atari is rescued by a pack of dogs led by an all-black dog named Chief, who is a former stray. The pack decides to help Atari locate Spots, although Chief refuses to join because of his inability to fraternize with humans. Together, they fend off a rescue team accompanied by a band of robot dogs that Kobayashi sent to retrieve Atari. Kobayashi claims Atari was kidnapped by the dogs and vows to kill them as punishment. At the insistence of a female purebred ex-show dog named Nutmeg, Chief reluctantly decides to accompany the group on their search.

Part 2: The Search For Spots

During their journey, while the dogs reminisce on the foods their owners once fed them, Chief admits that he was once owned by a family, until he bit the youngest child out of fear. They seek advice from two sage dogs, Jupiter and Oracle, who warn them of the existence of an isolated tribe of dogs rumored to be cannibals. Meanwhile, Professor Watanabe develops a serum and shows the results to Kobayashi, who still refuses to lift the dog ban. The professor is put on house arrest for criticizing Kobayashi and is then killed by poisoned wasabi in sushi. An American exchange student, Tracy Walker, suspects a conspiracy and begins to investigate.

During the journey, Chief and Atari are separated from the others. Atari gives Chief a bath, which reveals that his coat is actually white with black markings. Noticing the similarity between Chief and Spots (the distinction being that Chief has a black nose), Atari realizes they both must be of the same extremely rare breed: short-haired Oceanic specked-ear/sport hound mix. Chief remembers being part of a nine-dog litter of which all but one died. He bonds with Atari as they continue their journey.

Part 3: The Rendezvous

They rejoin the group, but are ambushed by Kobayashi's men. Spots then arrives at the last second and leads the strays in fending off the assailants before they and Atari's group escape together, causing Kobayashi in publicly announcing Atari to be dead. Spots confirms that he is Chief's older brother by five minutes, and reveals that he was rescued by the tribe, who were not actually cannibals, became their leader and mated with a female dog named Peppermint, whom is currently pregnant with their first litter. Because of these circumstances, Spots asks permission to transfer his protection duties for Atari to Chief, which Chief grants.

An owl brings word that Kobayashi plans to order the extermination of all dogs on Trash Island and replace them with the robot dogs. Atari and the dogs prepare their journey to the mainland.

Part 4: Atari's Lantern

Tracy confronts Watanabe's former colleague Yoko Ono, who confirms Tracy's suspicions and gives her the last remaining vial of the serum. At his re-election ceremony, Kobayashi prepares to give the order when Tracy presents her evidence of his corruption. But Kobayashi dismisses Tracy's evidence as foreign propaganda and orders her immediate deportation back to the United States. Chief, Atari and the dogs soon arrive, and confirm the cure works. Atari then presents a haiku, dedicated to Kobayashi, that signifies the sympathy that previously existed between dogs and humans. Kobayashi has a change of heart and revokes the decree to allow dogs back into Japan, but right-hand Major Domo is enraged at Kobayashi for reneging on his campaign promise and is left with no choice but to trigger the extermination. A fight ensues with Kobayashi and Domo in which the "execute" button is pressed, but the poison backfires on the captors thanks to the help of a hacker from Tracy's high school, which in turn causes the extermination electronics to malfunction and abruptly shut down.

During the fight, Atari and Spots are gravely injured by one of the robot dogs. Spots loses an eye and a leg, and is knocked unconscious. Atari's remaining kidney fails, but a regretful Kobayashi donates one of his own to save his nephew. Atari becomes mayor of Megasaki due to a ruling and he decrees the dogs' reintegration into society while Kobayashi and his co-conspirators (including Major Domo) are jailed for their corruption. Tracy and Atari become a couple, and Chief reunites with Nutmeg and takes up the role of Atari's bodyguard. Meanwhile, Spots, assumed to be dead and now having had most of his injuries treated, secretly resumes raising his litter with Peppermint in the basement of the Kobayashi manor.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

 
Isle of Dogs press conference at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, February 2018

In October 2015, Anderson, who had previously directed the animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox, announced he would be returning to the art form with "a film about dogs"[11] starring Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston and Bob Balaban.[12][13] Anderson has said that he was inspired by seeing a road sign for the Isle of Dogs in England while Fantastic Mr. Fox was in development.[14] Anderson said that the film was strongly influenced by the films of Akira Kurosawa, as well as the stop-motion animated holiday specials made by Rankin/Bass Productions.[15]

FilmingEdit

Production began in October 2016 at the 3 Mills Studios in East London.[16][17][18]

The animation department included a number of people who had worked on Fantastic Mr. Fox.[19]

20,000 faces and 1,105 animatable puppets were crafted by "12 sculptors working six days a week" for the film.[20] 2,000 more puppets were made for background characters. The detailed puppets of the main characters took an average of two to three months to create.

Virtual realityEdit

Concurrently with the film, Félix and Paul Studios and FoxNext VR Studio collaborated on Isle of Dogs: Behind the Scenes (in Virtual Reality), an immersive video film which places the viewer directly inside the animated world.[21] The virtual reality film was released on the Google Pixel platform.[22]

ReleaseEdit

On December 23, 2016, Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film, with plans for a 2018 release.[23][24] A trailer was released on September 21, 2017.[25]

The film premiered as the opening film of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on February 15, 2018, and had its North American premiere as the closing film of the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, on March 17, 2018.[26] Isle of Dogs began a limited release in the U.S. on March 23, 2018.[27] It was released nationwide in the United States on April 13, 2018.[28][29][30]

Isle of Dogs was released on digital on June 26, 2018, and on DVD and Blu-ray on July 17, 2018.[31]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

Isle of Dogs has grossed $32 million in the United States and Canada, and $32.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $64.1 million.[6]

In its first weekend of limited release, the film made $1.57 million from 27 theaters (an average of $58,148 per venue). It was the best per-theater average of 2018 until it was overtaken by Eighth Grade in July.[28][32] Sixty percent of its audience was under the age of 30.[33] In its second weekend the film made $2.8 million from 165 theaters (an increase of 74 percent), finishing 11th.[34] The film entered the top 10 in its third weekend, making $4.6 million from 554 theaters.[35] The film expanded to 1,939 theaters the following week and made $5.4 million, finishing 7th at the box office.[36]

Critical responseEdit

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 90% based on 323 reviews, and an average rating of 8.04/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "The beautifully stop-motion animated Isle of Dogs finds Wes Anderson at his detail-oriented best while telling one of the director's most winsomely charming stories."[37] On Metacritic, which assigns normalized ratings to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 82 out of 100, based on 55 critics, indicating "universal acclaim."[38] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale,[33] while PostTrak reported filmgoers gave it an overall positive score of 88 percent.[39]

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars, praising it for taking risks, and saying: "It's smart and different and sometimes deliberately odd and really funny—rarely in a laugh-out-loud way, more in a smile-and-nod-I-get-the-joke kind of way."[40]

Portrayal of Japanese cultureEdit

Some critics have argued that the film is an example of racial stereotyping and cultural appropriation, and that one of its characters aligns with the trope of the "white savior".[41] The Japanese characters speak unsubtitled Japanese, with their dialogue instead being translated by an interpreter or a machine. Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times wrote "It's in the director's handling of the story's human factor that his sensitivity falters, and the weakness for racial stereotyping that has sometimes marred his work comes to the fore ... Much of the Japanese dialogue has been pared down to simple statements that non-speakers can figure out based on context and facial expressions". Angie Han, writing in Mashable, calls the American exchange student character Tracy a "classic example of the 'white savior' archetype—the well-meaning white hero who arrives in a foreign land and saves its people from themselves".[41]

While this critique has created some furore on the film's release, Chang has said that his review had been taken out of context and turned into a "battle cry" on Twitter, adding, "I wasn't offended; nor was I looking to be offended".[42] Another Japanese-American perspective was provided by Emily Yoshida, writing in New York magazine, that these concerns had been "seen before in debates about Asian culture as reflected by Western culture—perspectives can vary wildly between Asian-Americans and immigrated Asians, and what feels like tribute to some feels like opportunism to others".[43]

Writing for BuzzFeed, Alison Willmore found "no overt malicious intent to Isle of Dogs' cultural tourism, but it's marked by a hodgepodge of references that an American like Anderson might cough up if pressed to free associate about Japan—taiko drummers, anime, Hokusai, sumo, kabuki, haiku, cherry blossoms, and a mushroom cloud (!). ... This all has more to do with the ... insides of Anderson's brain than it does any actual place. It's Japan purely as an aesthetic—and another piece of art that treats the East not as a living, breathing half of the planet but as a mirror for the Western imagination".[44] She continued, "in the wake of Isle of Dogs' opening weekend, there were multiple headlines wondering whether the film was an act of appropriation or homage. But the question is rhetorical—the two aren't mutually exclusive, and the former is not automatically off the table just because the creator's intent was the latter".[44]

Conversely, Moeko Fujii wrote a favorable review for The New Yorker, complimenting the film's depiction of the Japanese and their culture, as well as pointing out that language is the key theme of the movie. Fujii wrote,

Anderson's decision not to subtitle the Japanese speakers struck me as a carefully considered artistic choice. Isle of Dogs is profoundly interested in the humor and fallibility of translation ... This is the beating heart of the film: there is no such thing as "true" translation. Everything is interpreted. Translation is malleable and implicated, always, by systems of power ... [the film] shows the seams of translation, and demarcates a space that is accessible—and funny—only to Japanese viewers.[45]

Fujii also deconstructed the criticisms of the character of Tracy Walker being a "white savior," and how this relates to the film's language theme, writing,

At a climactic moment, the movie rejects the notion of universal legibility, placing the onus of interpretation solely upon the American audience ... This is a sly subversion, in which the Japanese evince an agency independent of foreign validation. Indeed, to say that the scene dehumanizes the Japanese is to assume the primacy of an English-speaking audience. Such logic replicates the very tyranny of language that Isle of Dogs attempts to erode.[45]

SoundtrackEdit

Isle of Dogs: Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMarch 23, 2018 (2018-03-23)
StudioAir Studios, London, UK[46]
GenreSoundtrack
LabelABKCO 18771849322
Producer
Wes Anderson film soundtrack chronology
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014)
Isle of Dogs: Original Soundtrack
(2018)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Backseat Mafia7.5/10[47]
Drowned in Sound7/10[48]
Pitchfork7.3/10[49]

The film's score was composed by Alexandre Desplat, who had previously worked with Anderson on Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. The soundtrack also features various original and selected songs from a variety of musicians, mainly from Japan. Some songs had origins in classic Japanese cinema such as the Akira Kurosawa films Drunken Angel (1948) and Seven Samurai (1954). The soundtrack comprises 22 tracks in total, 15 of which were composed by Desplat.[50]

All tracks written and performed by Alexandre Desplat, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Shinto Shrine"1:56
2."Taiko Drumming" (written and performed by Kaoru Watanabe)0:50
3."The Municipal Dome"2:29
4."Six Months Later + Dog Fight"2:05
5."The Hero Pack"1:08
6."First Crash-Landing"0:56
7."Kanbei & Katsushiro – Kikuchiyo's Mambo" (from Seven Samurai) (written by Fumio Hayasaka, performed by Toho Symphony Orchestra)0:52
8."Second Crash-Landing + Bath House + Beach Attack"4:07
9."Nutmeg"0:48
10."Kosame No Oka" (from Drunken Angel) (written by Hachirō Satō and Ryōichi Hattori, performed by David Mansfield)1:06
11."I Won't Hurt You" (written by Michael Lloyd, Shaun Harris and Bob Markley, performed by The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band)2:23
12."Toshiro"1:07
13."Jupiter and Oracle + Aboriginal Dogs"2:05
14."Sushi Scene"1:41
15."Midnight Sleighride" (from Lieutenant Kijé Suite) (written by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by Sauter-Finegan Orchestra)3:01
16."Pagoda Slide"1:08
17."First Bath of a Stray Dog"0:26
18."TV Drumming" (written and performed by Watanabe)0:31
19."Kobayashi Canine-Testing Laboratory"1:57
20."Tokyo Shoe Shine Boy" (written by Seiichi Ida and Tasuku Sano, performed by Teruko Akatsuki)3:02
21."Re-Election Night, Parts 1-3"5:00
22."End Titles"4:51

AccoladesEdit

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Academy Awards February 24, 2019 Best Animated Feature Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson Nominated [51]
Best Original Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists January 10, 2019 Best Animated Feature Film Wes Anderson Nominated [52]
Best Animated Female Greta Gerwig as Tracy Walker Nominated
Annie Awards February 2, 2019 Best Animated Feature Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven M. Rales and Jeremy Dawson Nominated [53]
Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production Jason Stalman Nominated
Outstanding Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production Adam Stockhausen and Paul Harrod Nominated
Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Bryan Cranston Won
Art Directors Guild Awards February 2, 2019 Excellence in Production Design for an Animated Film Adam Stockhausen and Paul Harrod Won [54]
Atlanta Film Critics Circle December 6, 2018 Best Animated Feature Isle of Dogs Won [55]
Berlin International Film Festival February 25, 2018 Silver Bear for Best Director Wes Anderson Won [56]
[57]
Golden Bear Isle of Dogs Nominated
British Academy Film Awards February 10, 2019 Best Animated Film Wes Anderson Nominated [58]
Best Original Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards December 7, 2018 Best Animated Feature Wes Anderson Nominated [59]
Cinema Audio Society Awards February 16, 2019 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Animated Darrin Moore, Christopher Scarabosio, Wayne Lemmer, Xavier Forcioli, Simon Rhodes and Peter Persaud Won [60]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards January 11, 2019 Best Animated Feature Wes Anderson Nominated [61]
Best Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association December 17, 2018 Best Animated Feature Isle of Dogs Won [62]
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards December 21, 2018 Best Animated Feature Isle of Dogs Nominated [63]
Golden Globe Awards January 6, 2019 Best Animated Feature Film Wes Anderson Nominated [64]
Best Original Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated
Golden Trailer Awards May 31, 2018 Best Animation/Family TV Spot Isle of Dogs: ":30TV 'Sic Em" Nominated [65]
[66]
Best Motion Poster Isle of Dogs: "Sneezing" Won
Isle of Dogs: "Wild Post" Nominated
Best Animation/Family Isle of Dogs: "Domestic Trailer #1" Won
Hollywood Music in Media Awards November 14, 2018 Original Score – Animated Film Alexandre Desplat Won [67]
Humanitas Prize February 8, 2019 Family Feature Film Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Kunichi Nomura Nominated [68]
Music City Film Critics Association January 10, 2019 Best Animated Film Isle of Dogs Nominated [69]
Nevada Film Critics Society December 19, 2018 Best Animated Film Won [70]
North Carolina Film Critics Association January 2, 2019 Best Animated Film Nominated [71]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards December 17, 2018 Best Animated Film Runner-Up [72]
Kansas City Film Critics December 16, 2018 Best Animated Feature Runner-up [73]
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards December 14, 2018 Best Animated Film Isle of Dogs Won [74]
Online Film Critics Society January 2, 2019 Best Animated Feature Nominated [75]
Best Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated
Phoenix Critics Circle December 17, 2018 Best Animated Feature Isle of Dogs Nominated [76]
Best Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards December 18, 2018 Best Animated Feature Isle of Dogs Won [77]
Producers Guild Awards January 19, 2019 The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures Isle of Dogs Nominated [78]
Satellite Awards February 17, 2019 Best Animated or Mixed Media Film Wes Anderson Won [79]
San Diego Film Critics Society December 10, 2018 Best Original Screenplay Nominated [80]
Best Animated Feature Isle of Dogs Won
Best Visual Effects Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle December 9, 2018 Best Animated Feature Nominated [81]
Seattle Film Critics Society December 17, 2018 Best Animated Feature Wes Anderson Nominated [82]
South by Southwest Film Festival March 17, 2018 Audience Award: Headliners Isle of Dogs Won [83]
St. Louis Film Critics Association December 16, 2018 Best Animated Feature Runner-up [84]
Toronto Film Critics Association December 9, 2018 Best Animated Feature Won [85]
Visual Effects Society Awards February 5, 2019 Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Mark Waring, Jeremy Dawson, Tim Ledbury, Lev Kolobov Nominated [86]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards December 3, 2018 Best Animated Feature Wes Anderson Won [87]
Best Animated Voice Performance Bryan Cranston Won
World Soundtrack Awards October 17, 2018 Soundtrack Composer of the Year Alexandre Desplat[a] Won [88]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Also for his work in Endangered Species, Suburbicon, The Shape of Water, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

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