August 20, 2021

GKIDS UNBOXED: “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea”

Now available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack & Digital Download!

Back to school already!? Class is back in session, and The Unboxer is your teacher! Dash Shaw’s sophomore feature Cryptozoo is out now, so in this edition of GKIDS Unboxed we’re revisiting his dazzling debut, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.

You’re gonna love this hand-drawn, collage style artwork from graphic novelist/writer/director Dash Shaw, who cut his teeth making indie comics for respected publisher Fantagraphics. Of course, we’d be foolish not to mention the star-studded indie cred cast: Jason Schwartzmann, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Lena Dunham, Susan Sarandon, John Cameron Mitchell, Margo Martindale.

Dash and his best friend Assaf 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. 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 of 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 and a lunch lady 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.

The film is in English, and contains English SDH and French subtitles. The Blu-ray and DVD contain a locker full of bonus materials, including The Art of My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, which features interviews with Dash Shaw and Lead Animator Jane Samborski detailing the process of creating the film. Also included are several shorts from Dash Shaw: “Baroness,” “Cosplayers,” “New School Trailer,” “Bottomless Belly Button,” and “Bodyworld.” Shaw also recorded a full commentary track for the film, which you can access from the menu.

Wait— it seems our regularly scheduled blog post is being interrupted by a special bulletin from Dash Shaw himself. “Just climb, dude”? What could that mean? You’ll have to watch the full episode of GKIDS Unboxed below to find out! Remember to like the video, subscribe to our channel, and ring-a-ding-ding that school bell to be notified of every new upload from the GKIDS YouTube. School’s out!


My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is now available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and Digital Download.

Bonus Features:

  • The Art of My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
  • Dash Shaw Shorts – Baroness, Cosplayers, New School Trailer, Bottomless Belly Button, Bodyworld
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Dash Shaw
Run Time

77 min

Aspect Ratio


Release Date

January 23, 2018







Production Date



English SDH, French







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