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Wes Anderson's Stop-motion 'Isle Of Dogs' Enters Production

Wes Anderson's second foray into animation- following Fantastic Mr Fox has officially entered production, it has been announced. As with Mr Fox, the stop-motion film is being produced in London (the puppets on the first film were produced by the experts at the UK-based Mackinnon and Saunders).

Anderson announced the news in a video which also contained other crucial information. Perhaps most notably we now know that Anderson's "Japanese story about dogs" will go by the name of Isle Of Dogs.

The cast will feature Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johannson and (of course) Bill Murray and Jeff Goldblum. It also, however, will feature a number of Japanese actors including Akira Ito, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama, Koyu Rankin and  Yoko Ono.

In the video, you can also get a tiny look at one of the models (apparently the lead dog, to be played by Norton). Anderson has also announced a fundraising campaign via the platform Crowdrise, offering rewards to raise money for the charity The Film Foundation. You can be in with a chance of winning the chance to visit the set and voice a dog in the film by donating $10 or more (or if you happen to have $50,000 lying around you can buy the prize instead).

[ via Skwigly]