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WATCH: Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Trailer

Acclaimed director’s second animated feature due in theaters March 23 from Fox Searchlight.

Fox Searchlight has released a trailer for Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated feature Isle of Dogs, due in theaters March 23.

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Here’s how Fox Searchlight describes the movie:

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.

Fox Searchlight is distributing the film in partnership with Indian Paintbrush, a motion picture development, production and financing company based in Santa Monica. The voice cast includes F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bud Cort, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Kunichi Nomura, Edward Norton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama and Frank Wood.

This is Anderson’s second animated feature, following the Oscar-nominated 2009 release Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Source: Fox Searchlight

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.