Psychedelic animation thriller about a veterinarian’s struggle to keep a group of magical creatures out of the hands of the military-industrial complex.

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As cryptozookeepers struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) they begin to wonder whether they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or whether these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.

CRYPTOZOO is a vibrant, wondrous, and fantastical feature animation for adults, taking audiences on a sublime journey toward multispecies justice. With penetrating precision and poetic intelligence, filmmaker/animator Dash Shaw explores the complex relationship between idealism, utopian visions, the call to duty, and the alluring power of controlling dreams.

Dash Shaw, USA, 2021, 95 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Zoe Kazan, Peter Stormare, Alex Krpovsky, Angeliki Papoulia, Thomas Jay Ryan, Grace Zabriskie, Louisa Krause.
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