What if famous Wes Anderson characters….BUT DOGS?

We’ve taken inspiration from Isle of Dogs and given some of his classic characters a doggy makeover. You’re welcome.

Who???s a good boy? Wes Anderson is. Yes he is. The four-times Oscar nominated director is getting loads of love for his new stop-motion film Isle of Dogs, in which stars from his previous films like Bill Murray and Ed Norton all play four-legged furballs. So for fun, here are four more characters from Wes Anderson films turned into dogs. But can you guess who they are?

Oceanographer dog

Hates sharks. Lives in a submarine. Likes kibble.

Wes Anderson dog (Steve Zissou from Life Aquatic)

Extracurricular dog

Head of the drama society. Has a crush on teacher. Sniffs lampposts.
Wes Anderson dog (Max Fischer from Rushmore)

Former child prodigy dog

Has divorced parents. Lives in a big New York house. Chases sticks.
Wes Anderson dog (Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums)

Runaway from home dog

Big into scouting. Loves the girl next door. Barks at squirrels.
Wes Anderson dog (Sam from Moonrise Kingdom)


Steve Zissou was the main dog - sorry, person - in Anderson’s charming 2004 adventure The Life Aquatic. Played by Bill Murray, Steve was an underwater filmmaker on a mission to find the shark that killed his partner - helped by an eccentric crew including Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson and Anjelica Huston.

Max Fischer was the doggedly self-promoting schoolboy in Anderson’s first big hit Rushmore (1998). Played by Jason Schwartzman, he was academically dim but head of the drama, fencing, flying, debating, beekeeping, calligraphy, astronomy, stamp collecting and kung fu clubs and ended up vying with Bill Murray for the attentions of a pretty teacher.

Margot Tenenbaum (Gwyneth Paltrow) was the middle child with the hangdog expression in Wes Anderson’s 2001 dysfunctional-family tale The Royal Tenenbaums. Stuck with writer’s block, neurotic brothers, separated parents and a 50-something husband, she spent most of the film sneaking off to the bathroom to chainsmoke and roll her eyes.

Sam Shakusky was the 12 year-old gone walkies in Moonrise Kingdom (2012). With a corncob pipe, raccoon-skin hat and an air rifle, he went on the run with his pretty neighbour Suzy, causing his foster parents, Suzy’s folks, the scouts and various government agencies all to come looking for them in the yellow-tinged summer of 1965.

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