Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs premieres March 23, which also happens to be National Puppy Day.
Coincidence? We don’t think so, especially after seeing these shots from the Paw Prints screening of the film in New York City.
Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton and Liev Schreiber, all of whom voice dogs in the new film, attended the screening and walked the “adoptable red carpet.” And who better to strut down the carpet with than a canine looking for a forever home?
Goldblum, Swinton and fellow Isle of Dogs co-stars Courtney B. Vance, Koyu Rankin and Bob Balaban, all had an adoptable pooch from Best Friends Animal Society as their plus-one for the event.
Schreiber brought his own former shelter pup Woody. The actor recently adopted the Hurricane Harvey rescue dogs, including Woody, after meeting the puppies on an episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan.
With the level of puppy power in the theater, the Isle of Dogs cast was all smiles.
The screening was put on by Paw Prints in partnership with Fox Searchlight Pictures and Best Friends Animal Society. Paw Prints is a not-for-profit screening series created by a group of animal loving film professionals. All the proceeds from these screenings are donated to animal rescue.
“Our mission is to combine our love for film with our passion for animal rescue. When we heard Wes Anderson was making a film about dogs, we knew it’d make for the perfect fundraiser,” Paw Prints co-founders Lauren Schwartz and Emilie Spiegel said in a statement about the screening.
For the Isle of Dogs screening, the proceeds were donated to Best Friends Animal Society.