Wes Anderson’s ninth feature and second stop motion film takes us to a future Japan, ravaged by dog flu and a Machiavellian mayor. While attempting to rid the city of all disease—and return cats to supremacy—the wrong dog is exiled, sending a 12-year-old to Trash Island in search of his beloved pet.
Anderson’s Boy’s Writing Room:
Roman Coppola: Fan of Godfather’s and Fox’s.
Jason Schwartzman: Actor first, scribing on The Darjeeling Limited, second.
Kunichi Nomura: All Wes, all the time!
The Boy Dogs:
Bryan Cranston as Chief
Edward Norton as Rex
Bob Balaban as King
Murray as Boss
Goldblum as Duke
Schreiber as Spots
The Girl Dogs:
Scarlett Johansson as Nutmeg
Tilda Swinton as Oracle
Anjelica Huston as Mute Poodle
Koya Rankin as Atari (First Film!)
Greta Gerwig as Tracy Walker (the exchange student)
Frances McDormand as Interpreter Nelson
Kunichi Nomura as Mayor Kobayashi
The things we talked about: