It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen be-fur.
Forgive me for putting you through that pun. It’s the trailer’s, not mine. But the teaser for Zootopia, Disney’s next animated feature just announced this week, actually looks more promising than that. It imagines a world where humans never existed and animals were the ones that became civilized, while retaining all of their animal instincts.
The film, planned for March 4, 2016, isn’t a musical so likely veers closer to Wreck-it Ralph than Frozen, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. Zootopia stars Jason Bateman as a fox (I prefer George Clooney as Fantastic Mr. Fox) and Ginnifer Goodwin as a rabbit police officer in Disney’s children’s comedy. Here’s the full 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.
Zootopia is directed by Rich Moore, Byron Howard, and Jared Bush. Watch the first teaser below: