WATCH: Netflix releases first trailer for new Christopher Guest film "Mascots"

Guest's latest mockumentary features familiar faces battling for the crown of "Best Mascot in the World"

By Scott Eric Kaufman
Published September 1, 2016 10:02PM (UTC)
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On Thursday, Netflix released the first trailer for "Mascots," the new film by acclaimed mockumentary director Christopher Guest.

The film follows the exploits of participants in the 8th World Mascot Association Championships as they take their "big heads and furry suits [and] compete to win the prestigious Gold Fluffy Award and be crowned Best Mascot in the World."


"Mascots" stars Guest's regular crew -- Jane Lynch, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey, Ed Begley Jr., etc. -- as well as some new faces, including "Silicon Valley"'s Zach Wood.

The film debuts on Netflix October 13th.

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