Annie Awards Nominations 2018

The Annie Awards Nominations are in, and Incredibles 2 is cleaning up. This year’s awards, which are presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association to recognize excellence in animation in film and television, have singled out Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet –  both Disney properties – with the most nominations. But Isle of Dogs and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are in the race as well. See the full list of nominees below.

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oscars 2019 animated feature

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially announced the 25 animated films qualified to compete in this year’s Oscar race. The competing films for the Oscars 2019 animated feature category include Pixar’s superhero sequel Incredibles 2, Disney’s irreverent comedy Ralph Breaks the Internet, Sony’s eye-popping Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Wes Anderson’s quirky Isle of Dogs. But there are a handful of anime films jostling for a slot that may just earn the rare non-U.S. studio nomination.

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Jurassic Park Video Essay

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, watch a Jurassic Park video essay on how the themes of the film (and book) also allow for characters to have interesting and opposing viewpoints. Plus, go for a ride in the Batcopter from the Batman television series from 1966, and check out 10 minutes from Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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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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