Wes Anderson’s much anticipated new animated feature Isle of Dogs made a big splash at the Berlin Film Festival yesterday. The film which opened the prestigious cineaste event pays homage to the culture of Japan, films of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as the 1960s-era movies of directed Fantastic Mr. Fox, assembled a top-notch group of voice actors (including Bill Murray, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Live Schreiber, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton and Yoko Ono) to bring his vision to animated life.
We’ve seen King Kong on film before – several times – but not like this. In past outings, the famous ape has been achieved with stop motion, full and partial scale animatronics, and via motion capture and cg. But in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ new Kong: Skull Island, Kong is a 100-foot-tall keyframed cg creature with very specific design features.