From the director of the Oscar-nominated film Fantastic Mr. Fox comes Isle of Dogs. The animated film is set in Japan 20 years in the future after a canine flu outbreak, which prompts the relocation of all dogs to a garbage dump known as Trash Island.
The movie opens with a prologue that shows how wild dogs became domesticated over time to serve as household pets. But when the cat-loving Kobayashi dynasty sets off a citywide alarm about an outbreak of "snout fever," or dog flu, all pooches are ordered to be quarantined before the disease can infect humans.
Trash Island is later invaded by Atari (Koyu Rankin), a 12-year-old boy who crash-lands his aircraft at the dump in search of his dog, Spots. While Spots is initially presumed dead, rumors surface that he may have joined a pack of cannibal canines inhabiting an abandoned experimental plant at the far tip of the island.
Atari joins Rex (Edward Norton) and gang to solve the mystery of his missing dog. The star-studded pack is voiced by Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban.
Ahead of the movie's theatrical release Friday, read more about the cast and their characters below.