At the D23 Expo in 2013 I learned about an upcoming project from Walt Disney Animation called “Zootopia.” There are no humans in the movie, just animals living and working together just like we do. I love the concept of the movie because this would be the type of movie I would have dreamt up as a kid.
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 (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy.
I love Ginnifer Goodwin and I think she has a great voice for animation, especially after watching her performance as Fawn in “Tinker Bell and the Neverbeast.”
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 Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure 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 in theaters on March 4, 2016.
— Dawn Cullo (@DawnCullo) June 27, 2015