Isle of Dogs Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how the weather and other elements were created in the stop-motion animated canine adventure Isle of Dogs. Plus, learn how the beloved Saturday Night Live character Stefon was created, and check out some confessions from Stephen Colbert and Cookie Monster. Read More »

isle of dogs spoiler review

Isle of Dogs could have been set anywhere, but Wes Anderson chose Japan. A dystopian future version of Japan, that is, where the dog flu outbreak is so severe that all the doggos are banished to Trash Island.

His ninth feature, it’s also a thoroughly Wes Andersony Wes Anderson movie that borrows several design and musical trappings from Japanese culture, generating much controversy.

However, this film offers us a great opportunity to check out a cornucopia of Japanese movies that echo Anderson’s stop-motion style, canine subject matter and his favorite themes: family tension, daddy issues, and dry comedy.

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Isle of Dogs Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a close look behind the scenes of the creation of the extensive sets used for Isle of Dogs. Plus, watch a nearly two-hour fascinating and insightful lecture about screenwriting from the writer of The Darkest Hour, and prepare for Avengers: Infinity War with the final countdown. Read More »

Isle of Dogs Toys

Love or hate Isle of Dogs, you can’t deny that it is filled with Good Dogs. And yes, I mean capital Good.

Which is why it’s genius that a line of collectible Isle of Dogs toys is being released in conjunction with the new stop-motion Wes Anderson movie. And you’ll definitely want to…fetch yourself at least one of these cute little puppers — though maybe not as a chewable toy for your own dog.

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Isle of Dogs Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a close look at the making of the various stop-motion puppets in Isle of Dogs. Plus, learn everything you ever wanted to know about voice acting from a recent panel at C2E2, and relive the day that the character of Superman was created, despite some objections to making a character so powerful. Read More »

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Isle of Dogs Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special edition, learn about the real dogs on the set of the stop-motion animated production of Isle of Dogs. Plus, director Wes Anderson guides us through the animation process of a particular scene, and he sits down with several members of the cast for a revealing Q&A about the making of the film. Read More »

isle of dogs spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs.)

With Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson returns to the magical world of stop-motion for the first time since Fantastic Mr. Fox. The results are frustrating. On one hand, Anderson has crafted a genuinely emotional, frequently funny adventure focused on man’s best friend. On another hand, Anderson has, for some inexplicable reason, decided to use the film to turn Japanese culture into a punchline.

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Jeff Goldblum Plays with Puppies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, we shine a spotlight on Jeff Goldblum as he sits down for a career retrospective from his decades spent on the big screen. Plus, Goldblum talks about Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs while playing with puppies, and he talks about his sexy new Funko POP vinyl figure from Jurassic Park. Read More »

The 11 Greatest Animated Movie Dogs

Best Animated Dogs

With the release of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogsthere is an important question that has been stuck in the center of my mind: who are the best animated dogs in movie history?

There is no shortage of options. From Disney’s personal collection of pups, to those created by other studios, who are the best of the best when it comes to animated canines? Let’s take a look at some of those fantastic four-legged friends. Some you will know instantly, while others deserve so much more respect than they’ve been given over the years. So sit back, grab a bone, and let us explore the greatest animated dogs!

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isle of dogs cultural appropriation

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: a writer grapples with her love of Wes Anderson and the question of Isle of Dogscultural appropriation.)

“I wish somebody spoke his language.”

Those droll words uttered by one of Isle of Dogs’ many English-speaking dogs, Duke (Jeff Goldblum), in response to Atari Kobayashi’s (Koyu Rankin) impassioned Japanese ramblings, get to the heart of what makes Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film so charming — and so troubling.

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