If you were a fan of Disney’s recent animated release Zootopia—and a whole lot of people were; the movie has made over $800 millions worldwide in the one month since its release—a new video will be of interest to you.
The video is a huge making of documentary titled “Imagining Zootopia,” and it runs over 45 minutes long and covers the entire process of developing and making the movie.
Obviously it’s very likely that this will be a bonus feature on the Blu-ray release of the movie, so you might prefer waiting for that to watch this. But if you can’t wait that long be sure to continue below to give it a watch.
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 rookie 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.
What did it take to bring the world of ‘Zootopia’ to life? Fusion spent two years with the production team of Disney’s smash hit film. In ‘Imagining Zootopia,’ you will travel with the team to Africa to explore the animals in their natural habitat and find out how the storytellers and animators dealt with the very real themes of prejudice and bias.