Disney Animation releases first look at Zootopia
It’s not quite time for us to be introduced to the animal world of Zootopia, the upcoming film from Disney Animination that centers on a sly-talking fox and a do-good rabbit. But thanks to USA Today we have our first official look at characters that we’ve only previously seen depicted in concept art: con artist Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) and rookie cop Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin).
According to Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) who directs the film along with Byron Howard (Tangled), the film centers on two animals “who would naturally never hang out or like one another in the beginning, but over the course of the movie develop a relationship and become friends.” Like all good buddy-cop films, the two put aside their differences after they realize they need each other.
The film was first announced at 2013’s D23 Expo, where it was revealed that Zootopia’s metropolis will include places like Tundratown, Sahara Square, Little Rodenta and Burrowborough. And according to Goodwin, the fictional world captures that Disney Animation magic by being “fully immersive as though you walked into Disneyland. This movie is begging for an entire division of the theme park.”
Zootopia is set to open March 4.