VIDEO: Wes Anderson Details ‘Isle of Dogs’ Stop-Mo Project

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Wes Anderson is returning to the stop-motion animation realm nearly a decade after he first boarded Fantastic Mr. Fox. In a video released through Vimeo, The Grand Budapest Hotel director reveals the cast list and a first look at one of the main canine characters of his latest (yet undated) project: Isle of Dogs.

In the video, Anderson rattles off a cast list which includes regular accomplices Bill Murray, Bob Balaban and Edward Norton (who makes a charmingly self-conscious cameo in the clip), newcomers Scarlett Johansson and Greta Gerwig (voice of Pony Merks in China, IL), plus F. Murray Abraham, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, Kunichi Nomura, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama and Courtney B. Vance.

Mr. Fox collaborators Ian Mackinnon and Peter Saunders will once again be the puppet masters, returning along with composer Alexandre Desplat and cinematographer Tristan Oliver.

Anderson is also partnering with Crowdrise, which released the video, to give fans the chance to voice a character in the film and visit the set in London. Viewers can donate $10 to The Film Foundation — Martin Scorsese’s film preservation organization — to enter the sweepstakes.

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs