Be in to win an Isle of Dogs prize packby The Listener
From the mind of Academy Award-winning director Wes Anderson comes Isle of Dogs, a star-studded stop-motion masterpiece.
When corrupt Mayor Kobayashi announces an Executive Decree declaring that all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage dump, his 12-year-old ward Atari Kobayashi sets off alone to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard dog, Spots. With the assistance of a pack of newly found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire prefecture.
The all-star ensemble voice cast includes Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson and Frances McDormand.
Fantastical, heartfelt and at times barking mad, Isle of Dogs opens in cinemas on May 3.
The Listener has three prize packs, worth $250 each, to give away. Each pack includes: 1 double pass to Isle of Dogs, a limited-edition set of 6 Isle of Dogs figurines, The Grand Budapest Hotel DVD and a Fantastic Mr. Fox DVD.
Q&A with Wes Anderson
Where did this idea begin?
Well, it started with two ideas. I had this idea for some years that I wanted to do a second stop-motion animated film. I’d done one before, Fantastic Mr. Fox. I wanted to do one that was about dogs and I had this thought of a group of alpha dogs, named Chief, Duke, Boss and King, that they were living on a garbage dump. I don’t really know why I thought that was good, but that was my feeling. I brought this to Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, two of my closest friends – we’ve worked together on other stories. We started talking about it as something to write together. We had talked before about wanting to do something in Japan and we sort of smashed these two things together. We’ve made a movie with a Japanese setting without going to Japan. The movie is actually filmed in East London, in a place called Bromley-by-Bow.
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