Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t the only big film coming out this March. It seems that every year, we’re getting better movies earlier in the year, instead of waiting until the end of April to see big blockbusters open in theaters. Disney’s Zootopia kicks off March 2016, as it’s certainly one of the more anticipated (animated) films of the year.
Over the past few years, Disney Animation has arguably started to match its sister-studio Pixar when it comes to high quality animated movies for everyone in the family. Starting with Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, Disney is mounting a comeback from the lows of the 2000s with poor outings like Meet the Robinsons and The Wild. Zootopia is Disney’s latest offering, and the Mouse House released a new trailer for its United Kingdom market.
Interestingly, Zootopia is called Zootropolis in England, which makes sense considering the animated film is about different anamorphized exotic animals living together in a large city. The new UK trailer features more of the fast-talking con-artist fox Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) and his schemes to make money. It also features Officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), a small rabbit who enlists in a police force made up of bigger and tougher animals, as she teams up with Wilde to investigate a high-profile case. In addition, the laid-back Yak (Tommy Chong) and his nudist colony might raise a few eyebrows – but then you realize that they’re animals and they’re already naked.
Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Jared Bush all co-directed Zootopia. They are responsible for some of the most recent Disney animated hit movies – Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and Big Hero 6, respectively – so it’s easy to see why people are really excited about Zootopia and its potential to deliver something special to the Disney-loving masses.
At a passing glance, with all of its animal-based puns and related silly hi-jinks, Zootopia might appear to be aimed foremost at small children, rather than family members of all ages. However, from some of the moments in its trailers (namely the DMV Sloths), Disney newest animated film shows the potential to surprise audiences with something more mature and sophisticated. Indeed, all the Disney animated movies released in recent memory have offered entertainment aplenty for the juice box crowd, without ignoring older moviegoers at the same time – so hopefully, as much will hold true for Zootopia.
Disney’s Zootopia hits theaters everywhere in the U.S. on March 4th, 2016. It will open a few weeks later in the U.K. on March 25.
Source: Disney UK