Teasing the Anthropomorphic Fun of Zootopia

Disney returns to its anthropomorphic roots with Zootopia (March 4, 2016) and highlights this in the first teaser trailer.

Directors Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) recall memories of Robin Hood, but with a twist: the world is human in metaphor only. John Lasseter described Zootopia as “classically Disney” in Cannes: inspired by the idea of a movie anchored by talking animals who act like humans as they do in The Wind in the Willows.

In Zootopia, animals are divided into classes where they face prejudice based on preconceived notions about their species. The plot focuses on bunny cop Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin), who is sidelined as meter maid because she’s the first rabbit in the police force, but teams with a fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a missing mammal case.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Movies, previs, Tech, Trailers, VFX, Virtual Production

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