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One of the few live-action directors to successfully transition into the world of animation, Wes Anderson is reportedly starting pre-production on his second animated feature. The movie will star a cast of dogs, according to Indiewire’s The Playlist, which first reported the news.

Anderson’s first animation project was a charming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Although the film wasn’t a big box office draw, it earned a devoted following, plenty of critical acclaim, and an animated feature Oscar nomination in 2009.

Details about his new canine cartoon are unavailable at this point. All we know is that it will be stop motion, and like Fantastic Mr. Fox, the production will take place in the UK. In fact, the project is already hiring some production personnel, according to this tweet:

The Playlist pointed out the irony that Anderson would choose dogs as subject matter considering his fraught cinematic history with pooches. Dogs have been harmed so frequently in Anderson’s movies that the New Yorker once published a tongue-in-cheek commentary asking, “Does Wes Anderson hate dogs?” Audiences may find out the answer soon.

Amid Amidi

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