ISLE OF DOGS (2018)
Isle of Dogs || In a futuristic Japan, an outbreak of canine influenza spreads throughout the (fictitious) city of. Megasaki with the risk of becoming contagious to humans. The city’s authoritarian mayor, Kenji Kobayashi, ratifies an official decree banishing all dogs to Trash. Island, which is immediately approved despite the insistence of Professor. Watanabe, the mayor’s political opponent who states he is close to creating a cure for the dog flu. The first canine deported from the city is a white and black-spotted dog named Spots Kobayashi, who served as the bodyguard dog of 12-year-old orphan Atari Kobayashi, the mayor’s distant nephew and ward.
Six months later, Atari hijacks a plane and flies it to Trash Island (now nicknamed “Isle of Dogs”) to search for Spots. After that crash-landing, Atari is rescued by a dog pack led by an all-black canine named Chief, a lifelong stray. With their help Atari first finds a locked cage that presumably contains Spots’ skeleton, but learns that it is not him. They then fend off a rescue team sent by Mayor Kobayashi to retrieve Atari. Atari decides to continue his search for Spots, and the pack decides to help him, but Chief declines because of his refusal to have a human “master”. He is then convinced by Nutmeg, a female ex-show dog, to help the boy out of obligation. However The pack seeks advice from sage-like dogs Jupiter and Oracle, who surmise that Spots might be held captive by an isolated tribe of dogs rumored to be cannibals.
Meanwhile, Watanabe finally develops a successful serum and shows the results to Kobayashi, who dismisses the results and refuses to lift the dog ban.
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Actors: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton
Directors: Wes Anderson
Production: Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush
Duration: 101 Menit
Release Date: 23 March 2018
Countries: Germany, UK, USA