That Masterful Stop-Motion Sushi Scene from Isle of Dogs


If you’ve not seen Wes Anderson‘s Isle of Dogs, you should make a point to. Set in Japan and starring a great cast of furry friends, the movie is entirely made with stop-motion animation, giving it a beautifully hand made feel.



There is a somber tone to some of the movie, but also a number of funny, exciting parts as well. One particularly beautiful scene is of an evil character making sushi. It stuck out to us as an impressively crafted and choreographed scene, and we’re happy to see it getting the recognition it deserves.  The scene took a full 32 days of professional animating to create.

Check out the making-of scene below, and also a Variety feature about the movie’s complex stop-motion. Via Colossal: