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ISLE OF DOGS (2018)

ISLE OF DOGS <span>(2018)</span> artwork

ISLE OF DOGS (2018)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 99

Release dates 06/08/2018, 30/03/2018

BBFCInsight mild threat, violence, language

Genre(s) Drama, Animation

Director(s) Wes Anderson

Cast includes Bryan Cranston (voice), Koyu Rankin (voice), Edward Norton (voice), Liev Schreiber (voice), Bill Murray (voice), Bob Balaban (voice), Jeff Goldblum (voice), Scarlett Johansson (voice), Kunichi Nomura (voice), Tilda Swinton (voice), Greta Gerwig (voice), Akira Ito (voice), Frances McDormand (voice), Akira Takayama (voice), Courtney B. Vance (voice), F. Murray Abraham (voice), Fisher Stevens (voice), Yojiro Noda (voice), Mari Natsuki (voice), Frank Wood (voice)

Summary ISLE OF DOGS is a US animated comedy drama in which a boy tries to rescue his dog from an island to which all dogs have been sent after a 'dog flu' outbreak.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/03/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ISLE OF DOGS is a US animated comedy drama in which a boy tries to rescue his dog from an island to which all dogs have been sent after a 'dog flu' outbreak.

Threat

Characters face dog catchers, robot dogs and other dogs who are rumoured to be cannibals in scenes of mildly intense threat. A plot to exterminate the dogs with poison does not succeed.

Violence

A dog's ear is torn off in a fight, resulting in a small amount of blood, but the dog does not express pain or distress. Another dog receives a black eye in a fight with a robot. A stylised painting shows a decapitated samurai, with only minor bloody detail.

Language

There is infrequent use of mild bad language ('son of a bitch', 'balls'). Very mild terms include 'damn'.

There are brief references to suicide, bereavement and animal experimentation and euthanasia, but these issues are handled with restraint.

Human patients' internal organs are briefly visible during a scene of surgery. A piece of metal debris becomes embedded in a child's head, causing a small trickle of blood, but the child survives. There is further very minor bloody detail when some fish are cut up to make sushi. There are also images of the skeleton of a dog who died after being trapped in a cage.

Infrequent very mild sex references include a mention of two characters having 'made it' together.

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Details

Title
ISLE OF DOGS
Also known as
RSPCA - ISLE OF DOGS
Year
2018
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd,Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
26/06/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF356779

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