Wes Anderson is a director who does nothing like the others. His latest film, Dog Island (2018) is a real head of'artwork entirely shot in stop-motion, who tells us a singular story as only the American director knows how to tell them.
We quickly summarize the pitch: because of an epidemic of canine flu, the mayor of the city of Megasaki the Japan order the quarantine of all dogs in the city. These are then sent to a baptized island"Dog Island". That's when Atari, a 12 year old boy, flies a plane and goes to the island in search of his faithful companionspots.
Beyond its ambience singular which bears witness to a Wes Anderson at the peak of his art, Dog Island impresses especially by the quality of its realization in stop-motion. And one scene in particular stands out from all the others of the film: it's the famous "Sushi scene" in which we can see, through a view from above, a sushi master to practice his culinary art.
And if we're talking about all of this today, it's because secrets of making this famous "Sushi scene" were unveiled with a making-of absolutely impressive. We can see the animators Andy Biddle and Tony Faurquar Smith carefully adjusting each puppet to create all the plans of the stop-motion and give life to this memorable moment of the film.
Work that required more than 32 days of work and which, once again, testifies to the thoroughness and from that perfectionism, at the limit of the obsession, so specific to the achievements of Wes Anderson. We propose you to discover below the original scene, then the making-of (It's even more enjoyable if you take the time to find out in this order). Good viewing !
The famous "sushi scene"
Imagined by:Andy Biddle and Tony Faurquar Smith