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Witness the Amazingly Technical and Meticulous Creation of ‘Isle of Dogs’ (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - March 19, 2018

The amount of work that goes into the average film is staggering, but when you consider the work that goes into creating a stop-motion animated feature, it might blow your mind. The filmmakers must compile 24 still shots for every one second of film, so the sheer number of shots becomes overwhelming to think about for a film that runs a little over an hour and a half. Thankfully, the art is not yet dead and that's thanks to a small but dedicated number of filmmakers who return to the format, as Wes Anderson has for his second animated feature, Isle of Dogs.

Anderson found himself running into a bit of controversy with the animators on his last feature, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, so this featurette seems to be an olive branch extended from the director to the animators who bring his film to life. And what a load of work they had to do in order to actualize so meticulous and fastidious a vision as Anderson's.

I'm glad to see the director taking a more hands-on approach to the filmmaking process this time around, and I certainly cannot wait to see what insane details he and his team have dropped into this one. Isle of Dogs opens in North America on Friday.

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