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Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs - Watch a sizzle real of London exhibition and canine featurettes

Isle of Dogs

In celebration of the release of Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs, fans in London were treated to an exclusive exhibition with original sets and puppets from the film at 180 The Strand.

The exhibition, which was extended an extra weekend due to high demand, saw over 50,000 visitors who were able to see up close to the 17 visually stunning sets.

The exhibition closed on April 8, 2018, but those who missed it can now catch a glimpse of the exhibition in the sizzle below as well as behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of this spectacular stop motion world.

Watch the exhibition sizzle

Isle Of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots.

There, with the assistance of a pack of newly found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Set in Japan, 20 years in the future, Isle Of Dogs was largely filmed at 3 Mills Studios in East London. Curated by Wes Anderson and the production team the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see 17 original sets plus many of the puppets and experience the world of this highly acclaimed and masterfully crafted film.

Alongside sets and puppets from the film the exhibition will feature a life-size recreation of one of the sets: a ‘Noodle Bar’ where visitors will be able to enjoy traditional Japanese Ramen, created by acclaimed chef Akira Shimizu – executive chef at Soho’s Engawa restaurant – and Sake cocktails during late night openings Thursday/Friday.

All against a background of the original score by Academy Award®-winning composer Alexandre Desplat plus classic Kurosawa soundtrack music and the psychedelic sounds of The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band from the Isle Of Dogs soundtrack.

Watch an ode to dogs on set

Watch the making of the puppets