Wes Anderson is widely known for his unique directorial style, which includes an obsessive attention to detail and symmetrical compositions. You know almost immediately that you’re watching one of his movies, whether it’s Rushmore or 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Among his works, and one I think is often overlooked, is Fantastic Mr. Fox, a stop-motion animated comedy based on the Roald Dahl classic. It’s charming, hilarious, and shows a different side of the director not seen through his live-action films.
We already knew Anderson’s next film would be stop-motion, and now we have an official title: Isle of Dogs. (Plus, a fun cameo from Edward Norton, who apparently plays a mean dog named Rex.)
Anderson announced the news in a video on Wednesday, which also brings attention to CrowdRise, a platform that allows people to donate to worthy causes. In this particular case, a $10 entry will go to the Film Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese.
“By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore nearly 700 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world,” the contest page reads.
Here are the prizes
One lucky winner will get a trip for two to London, a tour of the Isle of Dogs sets, and the chance to meet Wes. Additionally, the winner will get to record the voice of a dog in the film.
There are other prizes, too, which you can see by visiting the CrowdRise website. Every $10 is an entry to win, according to the website.
Isle of Dogs will star plenty of Anderson’s regulars, including Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, and Harvey Keitel. Others, including Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, F. Murray Abraham, and Liev Schrieber are also among the voice cast.
The film currently doesn’t have a release date.