In slightly less than a year, we will see the next Disney film Zootopia. Set in a world populated only by animals, and based on an original story, not much is really known about the story or the world of Zootopia. In fact, up until Wednesday, we had only seen a simple concept sketch of thew main character and a logo treatment. Exactly one year before the anticipated release date of the film, Disney has released a second concept art piece which gives us a good look at the new world of Zootopia.
Rather than a space animals either live in the natural world or in the human world, Zootopia exists in an animal world where humans have never existed. Zootopia is a whole world which was built by the animals that inhabit the land.
Judy is a police officer ambitious to prove her credibility to the bigger, tougher animals in the field. When Judy finds herself involved in a criminal conspiracy, she must join forces with Nick Wilde, a con artist fox framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Despite rabbits and foxes being natural enemies, they must learn to work together to save the day.
Our first new look at world of utopian society run by anthropomorphic animals was popsted by Walt Disney Animation Studios on their Facebook page:
Disney went on to say:
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.
Zootopia is directed By Byron Howard. who co-directed both Bolt and Tangled for Disney. The script is by Jared Bush, who previously wrote for the Disney XD animated show Penn Zero: Part Time Hero. No official word is out about the voice cast, but Jason Bateman is reportedly going to play Nick Wilde.
The film will release in theaters on March 04, 2016.