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‘Zootopia’ Trailer Rings In The New Year With Shakira’s New Song “Try Everything”
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It’s New Year’s Eve, but that isn’t stopping the news cycle from spinning. And for the Disney marketing team, they are going to change the way we see the day before we ring in the new year with a trailer from Zootopia to help celebrate “Zoo Year’s Eve.”

The studio has released a brand new trailer for the film, unlike the trailer that masqueraded as a clip of the two leads at the DMV – which actually worked if you think about it – this trailer is a mash up of new scenes, complimented with a brand new song “Try Everything,” written by singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate and performed by Grammy winner Shakira. Check out the new trailer and hear the song below.

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Disney In Depth: 2016 Walt Disney Studios Film Preview
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Following a strong 2015 slate, The Walt Disney Studios continues its eclectic lineup of original productions, branding via Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and Disney, and a few remakes. 2016 should once again demonstrate Disney’s prominence in the film business, though Universal is experiencing a creative and critical resurgence to some degree. What Disney holds in its favor is consistency (in quality, generally) and accessibility (familiarity with properties). Consumers know (almost) precisely what they receive in buying a ticket to a Disney movie – even if Disney now has its hands in Lucasfilm and Marvel films.

Here is a preview of 2016 films from The Walt Disney Studios.

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‘Zootopia’ Co-Director Jared Bush and Writer Phil Johnston Talk Perfecting Script Over and Over Again
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Zootopia

Last fall, a group of journalists were invited to sit down to talk to the creative team behind Disney’s upcoming film Zootopia. The film is an animated play of the buddy cop genre that pairs a naive bunny with a con artist fox. That sort of predator and prey dynamic would really help make the buddy cop feel more fun to watch.

We’ve already posted reports on the design and functionality of how Zootopia could exist in real life, and our sit down with directors Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) and Bryon Howard (Bolt, Tangled). But we also got to learn about what goes into a Disney script. Below is our chat with co-director Jared Bush, screenwriter Phil Johnston, story lead Mark Smith, and editor Fabienne Rawley. During out sit down with them we learned about the importance of story boarding, how much a story can evolve before a scene gets animated, and how many iterations of a scene from film can get done before they decide on one.

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‘Zootopia’: How To Create A Fun-Filled Animal Metropolis For The Modern World
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Disney is bringing back the animated talking animal movie in a big way that you have never seen “be-fur.” Zootopia will bring a whole new meaning to the term Animal Kingdom, that’s because in this world, there are no humans, and the city of Zootopia was built by the animals themselves. While there are some modern day designed buildings, other neighborhoods and sectors of the city are inspired by the various climates like Sarhara Square, Tundra Town, and the Rain Forest District.

Geeks of Doom was invited to join a group of journalists to sit down and talk with the various creative members of the team that helped put Disney’s latest film together. We’ve already talked about how the screenplay gets put together, and will post our sit down with the film’s directors Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) and Bryon Howard (Tangled, Bolt). But before we get to that, we present to you our talk with art director Matthias Lechner, who has been with the project for over three years and whose past credits include Escape From Planet Earth and Space Chimps; and Lance Summers, head of environment look development, whose past credits include Frozen. Check out how these two designed a believable animal world that was created by animals.

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Disney’s ‘Zootopia’: Making A Movie That’s Never Been Seen “Be-Fur”
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Zootopia

Disney’s upcoming animated Zootopia is a buddy cop comedy that sees the return of talking animals. But it is something unlike anything you have seen before. That’s because this film will feature anthropomorphic, bipedal animal characters in a modern world with no humans.

But directors Bryon Howard (Tangled, Bolt), co-director Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph), and producer Clark Spencer (Lilo and Stitch, Winnie The Pooh) didn’t just set out to make another generic talking animal film. They wanted to give Disney fans and audiences of all ages something substantial, something a person could believe in if a place like Zootopia actually existed.

So they set off to do research on almost everything from the way an animal moves all the way down to the individual strands of fur on their body. And when you combine that with a great story, and the classic Disney tradition, you get the makings of a film that is not only entertaining, but has the potential to be great.

Earlier this Fall, Geeks Of Doom was part of a group of journalists who were invited to see how a film like Zootopia comes together, the amount of research that is put into the film to design the look and feel of the characters and their surroundings, and what it takes to get the story just right. Below you will get to see what we learned about the 2016 film, the tour that we took on their temporary campus while the original animation studio underwent renovations, and much more.

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‘Zootopia’ Trailer: Even Animals Hate Waiting At The DMV
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Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming film Zootopia from directors Bryon Howard (Bolt, Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph). The film is a play on the buddy cop genre that pits two mismatched characters together. So Disney took a spin on that, and paired a con artist fox named Nick Wilde and a rookie cop rabbit named Judy Hopps together. Normally these two would be predator and prey, but as you can see, Disney really wanted to have some fun with it. And like most buddy cop genre films, our characters have a very limited amount of time to solve a crime before either one of them suffers some sort of consequence whether its them losing their job or going to jail.

You may think the whole talking animal animated movies are played out, but believe me, Zootopia looks funny. And so far it hasn’t been disappointing, so give it a chance.

While Disney calls this a trailer, it is really a clip, and one that you might have seen if you have attended D23. Check it out below.

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‘Zootopia’ Adds J.K. Simmons, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer & more
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By the time the first teaser was released for Zootopia, Jason Bateman has already been cast as the sly con artist fox Nick Wilde, and Ginnifer Goodwin as the by-the-book rookie police officer Judy Hopps. During the animation portion of this year’s D23 Expo, it was announced that Shakira would be voicing Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Zootopia.

Now with about five months left until the release of Disney’s latest anthropomorphic film, the studio has announced the newest voice talent to sign on. From Academy Award winners like J.K. Simmons and Octavia Spencer to the the hilarious Alan Tudyk and Tommy Chong. Find out who they will be playing, and who else will be joining the cast here below.

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Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Poster Teases Animal City’s Times Square
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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.

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D23 Expo 2015: ‘Zootopia’ Introduces Us To A World Of Anamorphic Disney Fun
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Disney's Zootopia Gazelle voiced by Shakira

Walt Disney Animation Studios opened up their panel on Friday at the D23 Expo with Zootopia, the anamorphic film that brings back talking animals to the Disney animation studios, but with a buddy cop twist.
Disney Animation’s Zootopia is set in a sprawling metropolis built, run, and populated by non-human animals. We’ve already got a hint at what is to come from the film, but no real story.

For Zootopia, directors Rich Moore and Byron Howard went to the Animal Kingdom theme park at Disney World in Orlando, FL, to do research, and and were sent to Kenya to get a real sense of animal movement and their behavior in a natural environment. They soon developed an idea of how these animals would move without thumbs or hands. For instance, if a camel were to walk on hind legs, it would be more of a wonky walking stance due to their leg structure. And for an elephant to grab a scoop of ice cream, they would roll it using their trunks.

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‘Zootopia’ Trailer: Jason Bateman Explains Disney’s Animal Buddy Cop Comedy
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Following a string of animated hits, Disney will be doing something that “you’ve never seen be-fur.” Zootopia is their latest animated film that likens to the great buddy cop comedies of the past, but with that Disney Animation twist.

Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) plays a sly con artist fox in the movie, while Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time) plays a bunny police officer assigned to arrest him. If you are wondering how a film like this will look, Disney has released the first teaser for the film, in which Bateman’s character explains how the various animals in Zootopia co-exist. Check out the trailer below.

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