Isle of Dogs: West Anderson New Animation and its Large Cast

Wes Anderson posted a video to announce the large voice cast of his upcoming animated movie Isle of Dogs.

The cast includes many of his regular names, as well as some new names: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Koyu Rankin, Courtney B. Vance, Liev Schreiber and Yoko Ono round out the ensemble.

Isle of Dogs is Anderson’s first film since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and his second animation after 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.

The director’s video announced the cast, confirmed the title and included an appearance from Edward Norton in the background.

Anderson gave a glimpse of Rex, the dog that Norton is voicing, but did not reveal any of the plot details.

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Production companies are Annapurna Pictures and Indian Paintbrush. The film has not yet been given a release date.

Anderson’s video also contains a fundraising pitch via a contest with proceeds going to the Film Foundation, Scorsese’s film preservation organization.

Anderson has teamed up with the Crowdrise platform for the contest. The winner will receive a trip to the London set and voice a character. Entering the contest costs a $10 donation.

Get a sneak peek of Wes Anderson’s next film ISLE OF DOGS by checking out the video here: www.crowdrise.com/wesanderson