Cryptozoo Trailer: A New Psychedelic Animated Film by Dash Shaw

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Dash Shaw’s animated film Cryptozoo made a big splash at Sundance earlier this year where it earned Shaw the NEXT Innovator Award. This is his follow-up to the 2016 film My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, which also had a very unique visual style but seems somewhat restrained by comparison. Cryptozoo takes place in a surreal world where a group of cryptozookeepers are attempting to capture a legendary creature called a baku but soon find themselves questioning whether it should be brought to a zoo or remain hidden from public view. With a voice cast that includes Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Angeliki Papoulia, Zoe Kazan, Peter Stormare, Grace Zabriskie, Louisa Krause, Thomas Jay Ryan and Alex Karpovsky, Cryptozoo arrives in select theatres and on VOD on Aug. 20th. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.