Magazine article Screen International

'Isle of Dogs' Scoops Top Prize at FIDO Awards

Magazine article Screen International

'Isle of Dogs' Scoops Top Prize at FIDO Awards

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The prize was presented at an exhibition of the film’s craft in London.

Andy Gent and Charlie

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation Isle Of Dogs has been awarded the first ever Fi-Dogmanitarian award at the Fido Awards (For Incredible Dogs On Screen).

The film, which depicts a group of dogs fighting extermination on an island of trash in Japan, was recognised for its ‘celebration of the human bond with canines in the Year of the Dog’.

The award is modelled on the Palm DogManitarian Award at sister ceremony the Palm Dog awards, which take place during Cannes Film Festival.

Andy Gent, head of the puppets department on the film, accepted the award at an exhibition of the film’s sets currently running in London, accompanied by his labrador Charlie. Gent, who modelled characters including Chief, Boss, Duke and Spots, said Charlie “inspired the look in the film and was in my thoughts when creating the characters. He can actually be seen in the film as one of the pack. …

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