Disney’s Zootopia brings back anthropomorphic characters for an all new adventure. The film will put a twist on the buddy cop genre by pairing two characters — the sly con artist fox Nick Wilde and by-the-book rabbit cop Judy Hopps, who are normally associated as predator and prey — together to help solve a huge mystery taking place in the titular city of Zootopia.
The anthropomorphic metropolis is home to areas like Sahara Square, which was built for desert animals; Tundra Town, a snowy and cold structures for cold animals; the humid Rainforest District; and The Bunny District, home to millions of rabbits living in bunny-shaped houses, with an ever-growing population. Now Disney has released a brand new poster giving us an idea of how their world isn’t that much different from our own. Check out the full poster below.
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time) provide the voices for Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps, respectively. International pop sensation Shakira was recently added to the voice cast, and was confirmed to provide the film’s song, “Try Everything.”
The footage that we saw at D23 revealed how animals make use of the lack of hands, and for the most part it looks like it works. Ice cream parlor elephants use their trunks to scoop and roll the ice cream, etc. But it is just how strikingly similar Zootopia is to any metropolis like New York City or Los Angeles, that will have you laughing. And I think that the poster below does a great job of showing it.
Zootopia‘s newest poster shows their version of what Times Square, where advertisements have more animal-based puns. Like Nike’s “Just Do It” has been replaced by “Just Zoo It.” And it’s not Burberry, but Bearberry. We even get to see Shakira’s Gazelle at the center of the poster in an ad for Preyda. See, fun animal-based puns.
Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and co-directed by Jared Bush, Zootopia opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, itâ€™s a melting pot where animals from every environment live togetherâ€”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 (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isnâ€™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 (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studiosâ€™ â€œZootopia,â€ a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (â€œTangled,â€ â€œBoltâ€) and Rich Moore (â€œWreck-It Ralph,â€ â€œThe Simpsonsâ€) and co-directed by Jared Bush (â€œPenn Zero: Part-Time Heroâ€), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.