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Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Set for 2018 Release

Stop-motion animated feature from the director of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ arrives in theaters on April 20, 2018.

Fox Searchlight has announced a North American release date for Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated feature, Isle of Dogs, which is now set to arrive in theaters on April 20, 2018.

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog. The voice cast, led by Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban and Bryan Cranston, also includes Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand and Yoko Ono alongside Japanese actors Kunichi Nomura, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama and Koyu Rankin.

Along with a release date, Isle of Dogs also got a new poster, which depicts a broken-down fighter plane and its pilot along with a group of dogs.

Isle of Dogs will come on the heels of the director’s 2014 feature, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which earned nine Oscar nominations and won four statuettes, including Best Picture Best Achievement in Production Design, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Achievement in Costume Design. Grand Budapest Hotel made an $8.5 million domestic debut in March 2014 for distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures, eventually earning $174.6 million globally. Fantastic Mr. Fox, the director’s stop-motion adaptation of the Roald Dahl book distributed by 20th Century Fox and featuring the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep, debuted to nearly $7 million and went on to make $21 million at the domestic box office and $25.5 million internationally for a worldwide total of $46.5 million following its release in November 2009.

Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.