Disney animation has a long history of anthropomorphizing the cute and cuddly animals of the world and setting them in familiar stories. The next animated animal entry from from Walt Disney Animation Studios will take that to a new level in Zootopia.
Sly con-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) and rookie rabbit cop Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) are forced to work together in this buddy comedy story. Today we get our first look at the character designs for the pair:
USAToday has an interview with the movie’s creators and more details.
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure is directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”).
Zootopia opens nationawide on March 4, 2016.