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‘Isle of Dogs’ Behind the Scenes: 27 Animators Build A Wes Anderson World From Scratch — Watch

It truly takes a village to pull off a Wes Anderson movie.

"Isle of Dogs"

“Isle of Dogs”

Fox Searchlight

Building an entire Wes Anderson world from the ground up is no easy task. Just ask the 27 head animators and 10 assistants who constructed the entire stop-motion universe of Anderson’s latest feature, “Isle of Dogs.”

Entertainment Weekly has debuted a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s production, which provides some amazing insight into all of the challenges the animators had to overcome while filming. Just before the film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, Anderson teased some of the production challenges the team faced when dealing with stop-motion animation

“With animation, there are peculiar problems like, for instance, it turns out this puppet doesn’t really smile,” Anderson said. “That could be like two-and-a-half years into the process and suddenly your faced with that. There’s many things like that. But here’s always a way around it. You add to the puppet, you modify the puppet, whatever.”

Fox Searchlight opens “Isle of Dogs” in select theaters March 23. Watch the behind-the-scenes video below, courtesy of EW.

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