5 Dog Movies To Look Forward To In The Year Of The Dog

Wes Anderson's highly-anticipated film, Isle of Dogs, is part of a pack of canine adventures being released this year

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What better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog than by watching canine tales all year round?

  1. Isle of Dogs

  1. Wes Anderson returns to stop-motion animation with Isle of Dogs, a dystopian tale set in the future, in the fake Japanese town of Megasaki. After a bout of canine flu, the mayor of Megasaki banishes all dogs to an island garbage dump. When 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi heads there to find his banished dog, Spots, “a pack of scary, indestructible alpha dogs” (with names like Chief, Boss, King, Duke etc) team up to help him on his mission. Naturally, you can expect nothing short of spectacular attention to detail, arresting visuals and a cast of Anderson favourites lending their voices to the show, including Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton, along with new names like Lady Bird director, Greta Gerwig.
  2. Isle of Dogs opens in theatres March 23, 2018.

Show Dogs

Singing and talking dogs? Where do we sign up? Will Arnett leads a team of well-groomed canines (voiced by the likes of Ludacris, Jordin Sparks, Stanley Tucci et al) to save a panda by going undercover at a prestigious dog show in Las Vegas.

Show Dogs opens in theatres May 18, 2018.


Forty-four years after the original movie was released, Brandon Camp (son of Joe Camp, who created abd directed the first film) and Netflix bring us a modern retelling of the classic tale. Join Benji the street dog, and Carter and Frankie on an adventure where the rescued ends up becoming the rescuer.

Benji premieres on Netflix on March 16, 2018.

Dog Days 

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Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard, Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens and more make up an ensemble cast of L.A residents looking for more in life while looking to their furry friends for support.

Dog Days is set to open in theatres August 2018.

Dog’s World

Dog's World

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Clearly, 2018 is the year of talking animals. Six-year-old Willie and his best friend, Wilbur, find themselves in Dog’s World, where animals don’t just talk, but also drive their own cars and more. The pair then have to try and save Sweet Water Animal Shelter before the bad guys shut it down.

Dog’s World is set to open in theatres in 2018.

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