Not Enough Podcast breaks down Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, the stop-motion animation film.
A boy and his dog are meant to be at the heart of Isle of Dogs, the Wes Anderson stop-motion film. It seems, though, that while gorgeously animated, the feel of cultural insensitivity distracts from this relationship. When Atari (Koyu Rankin) meets the dog Chief (Bryan Cranston), the language barrier is pointless to them, but for us it closes us off. We understand Rex and his friends (Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum), but our disconnect from Atari, the Mayor (Kunichi Nomura), the Major (Akira Takayama), and all of the Japanese characters is offputting. Especially when an American character like Tracy (Greta Gerwig) plays one of the most important roles other than the dogs.
Director- Wes Anderson
Writers- Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura
Cinematographer- Tristan Oliver
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