In a surprise video posted on social media channels earlier today, Wes Anderson officially announced the title, voice cast and start of production for his latest stop-motion animated feature film, Isle of Dogs.
As seen in the film above, Isle of Dogs’ impressive voice cast includes the likes of Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Kunichi Nomura, Harvey Keitel, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Kofu Rankin, Yoko Ono, Courtney B. Vance, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban, Liev Schreiber and Edward Norton (who plays Rex, the dog seen in the exclusive sneak-peak image, above).
Anderson also revealed he has teamed up with Norton and Crowdrise to offer a special Isle of Dogs experience in support of The Film Foundation. Raffle tickets are priced at just $10, with prizes as follows:
ONE LUCKY WINNER will win a trip for 2 to London for two nights to…
• Meet Wes
• Get a tour of the Isle of Dogs sets and production to see how the film is being made
• Record the ‘voice’ of a dog in the film, directed by Wes (barking, howling & whimpering may be required)
• Receive one of the puppet miniatures of a dog from the film, after production has wrapped
50 LUCKY WINNERS will receive a Criterion collection DVD signed by Wes
25 LUCKY WINNERS will receive a signed DVD and signed copy of “The Wes Anderson Collection” book
Proceeds from Wes’s raffle will go to the Film Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore nearly 700 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world. The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project has restored 25 films from 19 different countries representing the rich diversity of world cinema. The foundation’s free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people – over 10 million to date – about film language and history.
For more information, and to enter the raffle, please Click Here.