5 things we loved at the free Wes Anderson Isle of Dogs exhibition

Whatever happened to our love for man’s best friend? It’s a question posed by a dissenter in Wes Anderson’s latest film, Isle of Dogs, which tells of a struggle between people and canines. In the stop-motion film, dogs are exiled to a vast garbage-dump island – but if the exhibition for Isle of Dogs is anything to go by, the love for our four-legged friends is as strong as ever.

Located in The Store X on The Strand in London, the Isle of Dogs exhibition saw fans of the film queuing up in droves to get a closer look at the film’s leads. The animation – which was shot over 445 days at East London’s 3 Mills Studios, with a crew of more than 670 people – features over 240 sets and 1,097 puppets. An extensive amount of work went into creating the 144,000 still frames that make up the 100-minute film.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.