By Mettie Ostrowski
September 21, 2017 at 06:09 PM EDT
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Wes Anderson fans had reason to celebrate on Thursday when the first trailer for his latest feature, the stop-motion adventure Isle of Dogs,was unleashed. The project marks his first feature film since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, and the newly-released footage is filled with Anderson’s signature touches. While we count down the days until Isle of Dogs is released (183 to be exact — it arrives on March 23, 2018), let’s take a closer look at the new trailer to see just how many Wes Anderson-esque characteristics we can spot.

Symmetrical compositions

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If there’s one thing that Wes Anderson is known for, it’s his perfectly framed compositions.

Carefully thought out color palettes

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His beautiful, specific color schemes are significantly associated with his style.

A narrated introduction

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Courtney B. Vance sets up the story for us in true Wes Anderson narration fashion.

A quaint 1960s folk rock song

We’ve already added The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band’s “I Won’t Hurt You” to our Wes Anderson playlists.

A score by Alexandre Desplat

Desplat has been creating the music for Anderson’s films since 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Some familiar voices…

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Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Jeff Goldblum are among many returning favorites.

…and a new one

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Like Jason Schwartzman in Rushmore and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in Moonrise Kingdom, this is Koyu Rankin’s first feature film. He voices the 12-year-old boy who sets out to find his beloved dog, Spots.

Animals vs. Humans

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Much like Fantastic Mr. Fox, I have a feeling we’ll be rooting for the animals in this story.

A plot built around a journey of epic proportions

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As Steve Zissou once said, “This is an adventure,” and it looks like Isle of Dogs is no exception.

Isle of Dogs

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