All shots from the dogs' perspective show no red or green as dogs are partly colorblind and can't see these colours.
Writer and director Wes Anderson hosted a competition for someone to be a member of the voice cast for this film. The only requirement was that they donated ten dollars or more to the Film Foundation, a non-profit founded by Martin Scorsese, which specializes in the preservation and restoration of film around the world.
Jeff Goldblum recorded his lines over the phone in California. Because of scheduling conflicts, he could not go to England to record his lines with the rest of the cast.
Since she speaks fluent French, Greta Gerwig reprised her voice role as Tracy Walker for the French dub version.
The movie was influenced by the work of Akira Kurosawa and Rankin-Bass stop-motion Christmas specials.
At the end of the movie, Anjelica Huston, who is a long time collaborator with Wes Anderson, is credited as the "Mute Poodle."
The title "Isle of Dogs" is a play on words. Said quickly and fluidly it sounds like "I love dogs." However, the play on words only works in English and loses that meaning in the Japanese pronunciation of the kanji, "Inu ga shima."
Although he only contributed to the story, this was the second screenplay that Jason Schwartzman had collaborated with Wes Anderson on. They previously wrote The Darjeeling Limited (2007) together.
The film opened the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, where Anderson was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director, and was given a limited release in the United States on March 23, 2018, by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
The dogs eating on a metal beam resembles the famous photo "Lunch Atop A Skyscraper," showing construction workers having their lunch break on a metal beam high above Manhattan.
The five main dogs, Chief, Rex, King, Duke and Boss, all have names that mean some kind of "leader."
Produced at 3 Mills Studio in East London, England which is 3 miles away from an area actually called "Isle Of Dogs"
As of 2018, since his debut film Bottle Rocket (1996), director Wes Anderson had used one cinematographer for his live-action films (Robert D. Yeoman), and one for his stop-motion films (Tristan Oliver).
This was the first Wes Anderson film since The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) to not feature Jason Schwartzman.
The song in the first trailer is "I Won't Hurt You" by The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band.
The film cast includes four Oscar winners: F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Fisher Stevens and Frances McDormand, and seven Oscar nominees: Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig and Bob Balaban.
Director Wes Anderson said the character design of Tracy Walker was inspired by Kerry Fox's character Janet Frame in An Angel at My Table (1990).
The trailer has music by a '50s band named Sauter-Finegan, whose song is "Midnight Sleigh Ride." It can be heard on YouTube.
Along with Moonrise Kingdom (2012), this Wes Anderson film did not have any involvement with Owen Wilson.
It was said that the film was strongly influenced by the films of Akira Kurosawa, as well as the stop-motion animated holiday specials made by Rankin/Bass Productions.
This is Wes Anderson's first movie to be set in the future. All his other movies have been set in either the 20th century or the present day.
Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson also both appeared in Lost in Translation (2003) and The Jungle Book (2016).
Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban all appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
This was the third consecutive Wes Anderson movie to include both Harvey Keitel and Edward Norton, following Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Kara Hayward, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, and Tilda Swinton appeared in Moonrise Kingdom (2012).
This film reunited Harvey Keitel and Edward Norton, after appearing in Red Dragon (2002), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
This was Bryan Cranston's first stop-motion movie, although he worked on Robot Chicken (2001) and SuperMansion (2015).
Atari slides down the Pagoda slide. Longtime Wes Anderson movie collaborator Kumar Pallana's character is named Pagoda in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).
This was Jeff Goldblum's first animated movie since The Prince of Egypt (1998), not counting Zambezia (2012).
Fellow director Mike Le, former assistant to Wes Anderson and Luke Wilson, once advised Gaetano Martino that his music would be best suited in a Wes Anderson film.
This was Edward Norton's third animated film after The Guardian Brothers (2016) and Sausage Party (2016).
This was the second PG-13 animated film to be release in 2018. The first was Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015), which was released in U.S. theaters on February 2.