Isle of Dogs (2018)

# 14685 IMDb PG-13 

Isle of Dogs (2018

By Wes Anderson (directed by)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy (1h 41min)

Germany Germany, USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.0 after 75,657 votes on 21-Oct-18.

7 wins & 5 nominations


An outbreak of dog flu has spread through the city of Megasaki, Japan, and Mayor Kobayashi has demanded all dogs to be sent to Trash Island. On the island, a young boy named Atari sets out to find his lost dog, Spots, with the help of five other dogs... with many obstacles along the way.

Popular faces

Wes Anderson (director) Bryan Cranston Koyu Rankin Edward Norton Bob Balaban Bill Murray Jeff Goldblum Akira Takayama


From the same director


Bryan Cranston (Chief (voice)), Koyu Rankin (Atari (voice)), Edward Norton (Rex (voice)), Bob Balaban (King (voice)), Bill Murray (Boss (voice)), Jeff Goldblum (Duke (voice)), Kunichi Nomura (Mayor Kobayashi (voice)), Akira Takayama (Major-Domo (voice)), Greta Gerwig (Tracy Walker (voice)), Frances McDormand (Interpreter Nelson (voice)), Akira Ito (Professor Watanabe (voice)), Scarlett Johansson (Nutmeg (voice)), Harvey Keitel (Gondo (voice)), F. Murray Abraham (Jupiter (voice)), Yoko Ono (Assistant-Scientist Yoko-ono (voice)), Tilda Swinton (Oracle (voice)), Ken Watanabe (Head Surgeon (voice)), Mari Natsuki (Auntie (voice)), Fisher Stevens (Scrap (voice)), Nijirô Murakami (Editor Hiroshi (voice) (as Nijiro Murakami)), Liev Schreiber (Spots (voice)), Courtney B. Vance (The Narrator (voice)), Satoshi Yamazaki (Taiko Drummer Voice (voice)), Gen Ueda (Taiko Drummer Voice (voice)), Roman Coppola (Igor (voice))...


Wes Anderson (story by), Roman Coppola (story by), Jason Schwartzman (story by), Kunichi Nomura (story by), Wes Anderson (screenplay by)

Produced by

Ben Adler (associate producer), Wes Anderson (producer (produced by)), Eli Bush (co-producer: Scott Rudin Productions), Molly Cooper (consulting producer), Jeremy Dawson (producer (produced by)), Christoph Fisser (executive producer), Henning Molfenter (executive producer), John Peet (associate producer), Octavia Peissel (co-producer), Simon Quinn (animation producer)...


IMDb Comment

If you watched such films as "Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Kingdom of the Full Moon", then for sure you know what created these wonderful films Wes Anderson. And if you are a fan of his work, it's enough to say that he is the director and scriptwriter of the cartoon "Island of Dogs".

First of all, the visual component of the cartoon, unusually distinguished against the background of frankly children's Pixar and Disney, attracts attention.

This puppet cartoon event takes place 20 years later in the Japanese city of Megasaki, where, as a result of the epidemic of canine influenza, the ruling kitten party led by the mayor Kobayashi moved all the dogs to a garbage island, condemning them to death from disease and hunger. However, one 12-year-old boy decides to save his dog and goes in search of him.

The cartoon is wonderful, touching, funny and sad at the same time. This kind of anti-utopia, which shows the impartial nature of people. Some plot scenes are very similar to the modern reality and are perceived as a political satire. The highlight of the cartoon is that conversations of people are not translated, except for the necessary cases and the audience hears the Japanese speech, while the language of the dogs is translated into Russian.

The dogs are the main characters of this story, in the original they are voiced by movie stars: Cranston, Norton, Murray, Goldblum, McDormand, Johanson, Swinton, Yoko Ono and many others. Unfortunately in dubbing we do not hear their voices and maybe because of this the dogs came out not so individual, stand out and bright.

Despite this, the cartoon is extremely positive emotions, there is something to mourn and laugh about, what to think about. The cartoon raises issues of ecology, political structure, rights and freedoms of people and animals, so do not take this picture as entertainment for children, there are enough tough and unpleasant scenes.

Occurring on the screen is accompanied by colorful music with pronounced Asian notes, complementing the picture with a certain emotional color.

A wonderful cartoon and I hope that against the background of the "Avengers" he will not get lost and find his audience.

Memorable quotes

Nutmeg: Will you help him, the little pilot?
Chief: Why should I?
Nutmeg: Because he's a twelve year old boy, dogs love those.

15 total 


All shots from the dogs' perspective show no red or green as dogs are partly colorblind and can't see these colours.

44 total 


7 wins & 5 nominations 
Berlin International Film Festival • Golden Trailer Awards • International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) • SXSW Film Festival • Titanic International Film Festival

Other titles

Isla de perros (Argentina; Spain; Mexico; Peru; Uruguay (original subtitled version)) • Островът на кучетата (Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)) • Ilha dos Cachorros (Brazil) • Isla de Perros (Chile) • Quan zhi dao (China (Mandarin title)) • Psí ostrov (Czech Republic) • Ataris Reise (Germany) • Koerte saar (Estonia) • L'île aux chiens (France) • Το νησί των σκύλων (Greece) 



Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images


Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Canada:PG / Canada:PG / France:Tous publics / Germany:6 / Hong Kong:IIA / Hungary:12 / Ireland:PG / Ireland:12PG / Japan:G / Malaysia:U / Mexico:A / Netherlands:6 / New Zealand:PG / Norway:9 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Russia:12+ / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:A / Sweden:7 / United Kingdom:PG / United States:PG-13



Added on


15,189 movies | 9,228 in HiDef | 249 of TOP#250 | 15,189 posters | 79,697 photos | 172,000 biographies