Zootopia, the forthcoming and latest animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios, is already set to feature a buddy cop comedy concerning one wily rabbit cop, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, and one con artist fox, voiced by Jason Bateman. As evidenced by the genuinely fine-tuned comedy at play in the last feature length trailer, and in addition to the clever promotional campaign that cheekily spoofed some of the best films of 2015, Disney Animation’s latest should offer fans of their past successes plenty to sink their proverbial teeth into.
The film is set to be co-directed by Byron Howard, who previously worked on Bolt and Tangled, and Rich Moore, who saw success with the studio in 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph. Based on the latest trailer for their new joint creative venture (see above), Zootopia should prove to be another ringing success for both preeminent animators.
In the latest trailer featured above, Godwin as Judy Hopps enlists herself in the service of the Zootopia Police Department, and soon finds herself tasked with solving a missing persons case, with the help Bateman’s duplicitous Nick Wilde. The footage shown exudes the sort of fish out of water story that has become overly familiar to anyone who has seen a film like this one in the past, though the feature’s uniquely mammalian metropolis is oddly appropriate as a stand-in for any real life human city, and gently mocks urban living with gusto.
You can check out the official Zootopia poster, below:
If you aren’t already on board with Disney Animation’s latest offering, this new trailer tries its very hardest to persuade you to come along for a ride that is sure to please audiences both young and old. With a cast of seasoned voice-actors working behind the scenes, including Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and popular recording artist Shakira, who also provides the film’s latest original soundtrack single, “Try Everything”, Zootopia looks to be capably handled all around, and should be prove to be just as colorful as the talents behind its animated critters.
For anyone who isn’t intrigued by the fairly confined environs depicted in Universal Pictures’ similarly anthropomorphic animated feature The Secret Life of Pets, co-directors Howard and Moore might just have an alternative option to take the youngest moviegoers in your household to instead next year. Disney Animation appears primed to release another stellar animated feature with Zootopia, where urban life has been literally rendered into a zoo.
Zootopia will see theatrical release on March 4th, 2016.
Source: Walt Disney Animation Studios