Cryptozoo, one of the most arresting animated features of the year so far, opens in North America on Friday. Ahead of the release, we’re presenting an exclusive clip of the film.
The Cryptozoo is described as “a sanctuary … a place for all the unloved animals in the world,” and the film follows cryptozookeepers as they attempt to capture the dream-eating baku, who is highly coveted by multiple parties.
Cryptozoo is directed and written by Dash Shaw. It is the comics artist and filmmaker’s sophomore feature, following 2016’s My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea. Jane Samborski served as animation director, and the voice cast includes Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, and Grace Zabriskie.