TRAILER: Gkids “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” – Animation Scoop

TRAILER: Gkids “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea”

GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning indie and foreign animation, has announced the release date of Dash Shaw’s first animated feature, My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea. It splashes into theaters on April 14th. Shaw, celebrated author of such graphic novels as New School, Bottomless Belly Button and the recently-released Cosplayers, directs Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, and Susan Sarandon, in a story that combines a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage.

Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of the administration’s cover-up that puts all the students in danger.

As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it-all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. But even as the film piles on brilliant details like a post-apocalyptic cult formed by jocks, video game homages, and an infectious synth soundtrack, it never loses sight of the characters at the heart of the story.

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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  • Cameron Ward

    man the comment section for the video itself is pathetic. It’s like they don’t get a single thing about how animation can be a unique medium/genre or whatever you want to call it.