Very interesting and astute reading of the film. I veer more towards the Wes Anderson is an inadvertent racist/Asian fetishist explanation for Isle of Dogs, but your view certainly raises some interesting thoughts to consider. Is it possible Isle of Dogs is a modern day Pigs and Battleships? (There is a weird bit about cannibalism in both films.)

Eric Coyote earned his Master of Arts degree in critical theory from the University of Southern California. He writes about movies, Hollywood, and culture.

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