‘Zootopia’ Trailer Reveals Disney Animation’s Latest Endeavor

By November 23, 2015

Turns out going to the DMV sucks whether you’re a human or an animal.

The good folks over at Disney Animation have revealed an all new trailer for their newest feature endeavor in Zootopia, which takes place in a “modern mammal metropolis” where all different kinds of mammal animals live. The film itself follows Ginner Goodwin’s Office Judy Hopps, a hopeful bunny looking to make a name for herself as the first bunny on the police force. When she gets her one chance to make her dreams come true however, Judy must team up with a fox conman in Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman).

As you’ll see in the film, Judy’s investigation with Nick throws them into some pretty zany situations, and it looks like the filmmakers behind Zootopia have imbued the citizens of the film with the same kind of mundane frustrations that we humans experience on a day-to-day basis too. Including the dreadful, but necessary visit to your local DMVs.

Check out the new trailer below:

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

“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. 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”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.”

I was actually one of the lucky audience members who got to see the film’s presentation at this year’s D23 Expo, and this Sloth clip not only had basically everyone in the room dying of laughter, but was one of many impressive aspects of the film that they teased. Something that Zootopia is doing that seems to be separating it from some of the other, more recent outings from the studio though is not only its absolutely gorgeous animation, but also its nonstop sense of humor about everything.

The film looks like a light-hearted callback to some of the more iconic talking animal films we’ve seen before, while also overlapping it with more ambition than its predecessors. If this trailer is any indication too, it looks like their ambition is going to pay off.

Zootopia is set to hit theatres on March 4th, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable