Wes Anderson's latest, the stop motion animated "Isle of Dogs," premieres March 23. Photo: Fox Searchlight

We can’t wait to see Wes Anderson’s latest. "Isle of Dogs," the stop motion animated tale of a dog gang (voiced by Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray and more favorites) banished to a trash island in Japan, comes out on March 23, and tickets are already on sale for screenings at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema nationwide. Until then, the national theater chain has planned a fun Instagram contest for dog owners who are also Wes Anderson fans. 


We can not WAIT for ISLE OF DOGS. To celebrate, and to alleviate our need for looking at as many cute dogs as possible, we want to see your pups dressed up as your favorite Wes Anderson characters -- from Steve Zissou to Eli Cash, we want to see your furry friends in all their four-legged, tail-wagging glory. ⠀ ⠀ The best-dressed pooch will win a moment in the spotlight, being featured in a trailer playing before ISLE OF DOGS in Alamo Drafthouses ACROSS THE NATION so everyone can see how freaking ADORABLE your dog is. ⠀ ⠀ Want to win the chance to show off your dog? Just post your costumed canine on Instagram and use the hashtag #WesAnderDogs. We'll pick our top 3 favorites for our audience to decide the ultimate doggy winner. You have until Sunday, March 18 to enter so get snapping! Now here is all that legal stuff our lawyers say we have to include: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 50 US or DC who are 18 or older. Ends 1159PM CST 3/18/2018. Limit 1 entry per person. Sponsor: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Entrants are providing information to Sponsor and not to Instagram. #isleofdogs#dogs #dogsofinstagram ⠀

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Here’s how it works: Post an Instagram photo of your dog dressed up as your favorite Wes Anderson character and tag it #WesAnderDogs. Alamo will select the best dressed pup and feature its photo in a trailer that will air before “Isle of Dogs” screenings across the country. 


You have until Sunday, March 18 to enter, which should give you ample time to brainstorm whether your dog’s a Margo or a Richie, a Steve Zissou or a Max Fischer — hell, maybe even a Mr. Fox? 

If you do end up attending the film at Alamo, you can look forward to a special menu of Japanese eats, like veggies with soba noodles, chicken yakitori and matcha green tea cookies, plus dog treats to take back home to your own woofer. If you happen to be in San Francisco on March 19, you’ll get the chance to see the film with pup-in-tow at Roxie Theater, which is hosting a Bring Your Own Dog advance screening.

The storyline, the dogs, the cast and the fact that it’s been four years since we were last immersed in the Anderson aesthetic (2014's “The Grand Budapest Hotel”) make us ready to temporarily mute everything that's problematic about the director's work and dive back into his world of quirk with fresh eyes. Although, if we've learned anything from his movies, we can expect at least one of the dogs won't make it to the closing credits. 

Check out the trailer below:

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