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‘Cryptozoo’s Legendary Cryptids Now Available on Blu-Ray and VOD

Dash Shaw’s visually stunning Sundance award-winning animated film follows the hallucinatory world of cryptozookeepers as they struggle to capture a legendary dream-eating baku.  

From visionary comic book writer, artist, and filmmaker Dash Shaw (Discipline), the strange and hypnotic animated tale Cryptozoo is now available on Blu-ray and video on demand. The stylized feature premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2021, winning the Innovator Award, and for good reason. The vibrant and fantastical story follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku, a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature. Portrayed with stunning visuals, the cryptozookeepers begin wondering if they should display these rare beasts within the zoo’s confines, or let the mythical creatures remain hidden. Along with the film, the home release offers special bonus features including a Cryptids GIF Gallery.

Enjoy a peek into the world of the baku:

The film features the voice talents of Lake Bell (BoJack Horseman); Michael Cera (Superbad); Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick); Louisa Krause (Billions); Angeliki Papoulia (A Blast); Thomas Jay Ryan (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind); Peter Stormare (American Gods); and Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks). Cryptozoo was written and directed by Shaw; Jane Samborski (13 Reasons Why) directed and produced the animation.

Source: Magnolia Pictures

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