Cryptozoo

Opens Sep 3, 2021


Visionary comic book writer/artist/filmmaker Dash Shaw's vibrant, fantastical animated feature follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku — a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature — and begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.

Featuring the voice talents of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, Grace Zabriskie and Angeliki Papoulia, Cryptozoo is written and directed by Shaw, with Jane Samborski directing the stunning animation.




"one of the most gorgeous works of American animation in ages."
–Juan Barquin, The Film Stage

"echoes of Yellow Submarine and Fantastic Planet"
–Fiona Underhill, JumpCut Online

"a colorful, kaleidoscopic film about the dangers of corporatizing magic"
–Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm

This film is available with Open Captions, Captiview personal captioning device, and Fidelio personal descriptive audio device.