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Isle of Dogs (2018)

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Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

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... Atari (voice)
... Rex (voice)
... King (voice)
... Boss (voice)
... Duke (voice)
Kunichi Nomura ... Mayor Kobayashi (voice)
... Major-Domo (voice)
... Tracy Walker (voice)
... Interpreter Nelson (voice)
... Professor Watanabe (voice)
... Nutmeg (voice)
... Gondo (voice)
... Jupiter (voice)
... Assistant-Scientist Yoko-ono (voice)
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An outbreak of dog flu has spread through the city of Megasaki, Japan, and Mayor Kobayashi has demanded all dogs to be sent to Trash Island. On the island, a young boy named Atari sets out to find his lost dog, Spots, with the help of five other dogs... with many obstacles along the way. Written by Mike202

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images | See all certifications »

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13 April 2018 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,615,269, 25 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,932,075, 12 July 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,798,603, 5 July 2018
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As of 2018, since his debut film Bottle Rocket (1996), director Wes Anderson had used one cinematographer for his live-action films (Robert D. Yeoman), and one for his stop-motion films (Tristan Oliver). See more »

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Many of the signs contain incorrect or awkward Japanese, as though produced by an advanced (but non-native) speaker. See more »

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Chief: Don't ask me to fetch that stick.
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Kosame No Oka
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A dog is a friend of man
7 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

If you watched such films as "Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Kingdom of the Full Moon", then for sure you know what created these wonderful films Wes Anderson. And if you are a fan of his work, it's enough to say that he is the director and scriptwriter of the cartoon "Island of Dogs".

First of all, the visual component of the cartoon, unusually distinguished against the background of frankly children's Pixar and Disney, attracts attention.

This puppet cartoon event takes place 20 years later in the Japanese city of Megasaki, where, as a result of the epidemic of canine influenza, the ruling kitten party led by the mayor Kobayashi moved all the dogs to a garbage island, condemning them to death from disease and hunger. However, one 12-year-old boy decides to save his dog and goes in search of him.

The cartoon is wonderful, touching, funny and sad at the same time. This kind of anti-utopia, which shows the impartial nature of people. Some plot scenes are very similar to the modern reality and are perceived as a political satire. The highlight of the cartoon is that conversations of people are not translated, except for the necessary cases and the audience hears the Japanese speech, while the language of the dogs is translated into Russian.

The dogs are the main characters of this story, in the original they are voiced by movie stars: Cranston, Norton, Murray, Goldblum, McDormand, Johanson, Swinton, Yoko Ono and many others. Unfortunately in dubbing we do not hear their voices and maybe because of this the dogs came out not so individual, stand out and bright.

Despite this, the cartoon is extremely positive emotions, there is something to mourn and laugh about, what to think about. The cartoon raises issues of ecology, political structure, rights and freedoms of people and animals, so do not take this picture as entertainment for children, there are enough tough and unpleasant scenes.

Occurring on the screen is accompanied by colorful music with pronounced Asian notes, complementing the picture with a certain emotional color.

A wonderful cartoon and I hope that against the background of the "Avengers" he will not get lost and find his audience.


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