Dash Shaw’s Cryptozoo, a tale of humans fighting over the fates of mythical creatures come to life, is an emphatically indie, exuberantly experimental work of psychedelic animation. But it has more in common with Hollywood than meets the eye, says the director, who compares it to “a weird dream version of a big movie” like Jurassic Park.
Shaw and animation director Jane Samborski spoke to INBTWN Animation Fest, the online event partner of Cartoon Brew, about their new film, which is now in theaters and on video on demand. They discuss everything from their research into legendary beings, to the influence of Hollywood and pop art, to their experience of working with a team for the first time.
Watch the interview with Shaw and Samborski below: