This is gonna be enormous – Isle of Dogs wins Silver Bear

Exciting news from Berlin, Wes Anderson has won the Silver Bear for best director. The grand prize, the gold bear was hotly contested with many in the press speculating Isle of Dogs to be a strong candidate, but unfortunately that went to another movie. However a silver bear is still an excellent achievement, and shows promise for the movie and the awards it might win.

Predicting things seems to have become somewhat of a tradition on this site, and so we think there’s a very good chance of picking up some Oscars, in particular the award for Best Animated Feature. Wes Anderson is still yet to win an Oscar himself, though his films have in the past.

I like the pastel hues of Jeff Goldblum – That’s the title of something
-Wes Anderson

First 90 seconds of Isle of Dogs released

As the Berlinare premiere of Isle of Dogs draws nearer, Vulture has exclusively released a 90 second long clip from the actual, finished movie. The animation style and music will be very familiar to anybody who’s seen Fantastic Mr Fox, Wes Anderson’s previous animation, but this one looks much more violent, perhaps aimed at an older and less easily frightened audience his movies usually gather. An animated film not for the youngest audience, but for Wes  Anderson loving teens &  adults alike.

Isle of Dogs sure looks damn exciting to us, what do you think?

Isle of Dogs to premiere in Berlin

As we speculated back in April, Isle of Dogs will open at the 68th Berlin film festival. Isle of Dogs will see daylight on February 15th 2018 at the film festival, shortly after which it’ll be released in theatres in the US, UK and Australia.

I’m most delighted that Wes Anderson will kick off the Berlinale Competition again. Isle of Dogs will be the first animated film to open the Festival – a film that will capture audiences’ hearts with its Wes Anderson charm
-Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.

 

Upcoming Wes Anderson Funko vinyl figures

From the new Vnyl line:

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See Fantastic Mr. Fox Funko action figures in our store.

Moonrise Kingdom reunion in Tuscany

From Edward Norton’s Instagram account:

When we made ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, Wes, Roman, Jason, Bill Murray and I all shared a big old house in Newport. It was about as fun as it gets. Like making home movies with your friends in middle school, except it ends up Opening Night at Cannes. We didn’t want it to end so after the premiere we went to Italy for a hang and we’ve kept it up. ‘Grand Budapest’ got handed out for a read the first summer and ‘Isle of Dogs’ was outlined the next. Bill wasn’t with us this summer but we wore his #WilliamMurrayGolf shirts to infuse the idyll with his spirit of fun. And #BMW loaned us incredible rides to get the growing families over the dusty bumpy Tuscan roads to gelato at the town on the hill. If I had to get stranded with a group on an island, I could make it work with these cats.

 

The Childhood Whimsy of Wes Anderson

More at Fandor.

Wes-tory?

I have been working on a little project to document the history of the online Wes community, starting with this site, which started in 2000 and owes much to a site that came before it called the Lawnwranglers.

Here’s a little taste…

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Accidental Wes Anderson


Speaking of locations…

As reported at The Onion A.V. Club, IndieWire, and elsewhere, there is a sub-reddit dedicated to locations that evoke the aesthetic and sensibilities of Wesley Wales Anderson.

Which are your favorites?