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'Isle of Dogs' (Mar. 23)

Wes Anderson is no stranger to animation – see his dazzling 2009 adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox. But his newest venture finds him working from an original (and pretty bleak) concept: a dystopian future in which dogs live on a quarantined island. Their unhappy existence is interrupted by the arrival of a boy (voiced by Koyu Rankin) in search for his own wayward mutt. Utilizing the same stop-motion style that gave Fox its handmade charm, this new project has a more epic feel, aided by voice work from Bryan Cranston and Anderson veterans Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Jeff Goldblum. It may be too dark for kids, but Anderson's fans are already wagging their tail with anticipation. TG