Fox Searchlight has shared the first official clip for writer-director Wes Anderson’s highly anticipated return to animation, Isle of Dogs! In the footage, rival packs square off over an enticing bag of trash. When a voice of reason pipes up, the dogs take a different approach to the situation… for a moment.
The film is set in a dystopian future Japan, where dogs have been quarantined to the remote “Trash Island” due to a canine flu. When his bodyguard-dog Spots is exiled, 12-year-old Atari sets off to search the island in a miniature plane, where he teams up with a pack of mongrels and ends up on an epic journey that will decide the fate of the entire Prefecture. Isle of Dogs arrives in theaters March 23.
The all-star voce cast features Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunicki Nomura, Akira Takayama, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Mari Katsuki, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Liev Schreiber and Courtney B. Vance.