If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson, or stop frame animation you need to ‘pup’ down to the free exhibition featuring the puppets, models and sets used for his new film, Isle of Dogs.
It’s a rare chance to walk into the world of Anderson and savour the pop-up exhibition featuring 17 original sets from the movie. While your eyes feast on the intricate displays, your can also treat your tastebuds to ramen noodle paradise at a life-size recreation of the noodle bar featured in the film. And to complete your walk into Anderson Land the original score by Alexandre Desplat sets the scene.
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.
It’s probably best to to watch the movie beforehand, but the experience is just as magic without. The exhibition runs til Thursday 5 April and is open daily from 10am – 7pm (Thursday and Friday until 10pm).
Can’t make it? Or not bothered by the queues? Here’s some snaps to tempt you.