Cryptozoo Coming to Mubi This October

Chris Olson

Chris Olson

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 14:55:02 UTC

Cryptozoo Coming to Mubi This October

CRYPTOZOO WILL BE RELEASED ON MUBI ON 22 OCTOBER 2021


Having made a splash at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, filmmaker Dash Shaw's upcoming fantasy animation Cryptozoo is a highly anticipated film coming to Mubi later this year. With stunning animation direction from Jane Samborski and the vocal talents of Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Zoe Kazan, and more, Cryptozoo should be a memorable watch.


Set in a world inhabited by both humans and rare mythical creatures known as “Cryptids”, it tells the story of Lauren, a zookeeper who has dedicated her life to finding and bringing these controversial beings under the protection of her sanctuary – the titular Cryptozoo. When she attempts to track down an elusive, dream-eating beast and bring it to safety, she enters into a dangerous mission to find it before it is captured and exploited by the military.


A vibrant and fantastical critique of capitalist values and the efficacies of utopias, Dash’s wondrous second feature blends awe-inspiring visuals with an unbridled imagination that makes for a truly unique cinematic journey. The film features vocal performances from Lake Bell (In a World, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Juno), Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick, Ruby Sparks), Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks), Alex Karpovsky (Girls), Peter Stormare (American Gods), and Louisa Krouse (Billions), and a freewheeling score by John Caroll Kirby.