In little under a month’s time, Disney will invite moviegoers into an entirely new and modernized animal kingdom for Zootopia, and Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s feature is bursting at the seems with personality.
Case in point: Cheetah Officer Clawhauser, who reports for duty in one of two new clips today, while the second has Ginnifer Goodwin’s Judy Hopps tower over Little Rodentia.
As a matter of fact, Goodwin’s lawful bunny is one of the two core characters anchoring Disney’s animation, partnering with Jason Bateman’s cunning scam artist Nick Wild to prove her worth to the local precinct.
Governed by Idris Elba’s no-nonsense Chief Bogo, the police force of Zootopia is comprised of animals of all shapes and sizes – elephants included – and it’s a cast we can hardly wait to learn more about in a few weeks’ time.
Acting as the first of two original new IPs for the company in 2016, with Moana to follow in November, Zootopia‘s star-studded voice cast includes Octavia Spencer, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Firefly alum Alan Tudyk, Raymond Persi, Bonny Hunt and Don Lake.
Co-directed by Jared Bush, The House of Mouse will unleash Zootopia into theaters on March 4, and you can get acquainted with Little Rodentia and the wonderfully sarcastic Officer Clawhauser below.
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 rookie 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 and Rich Moore and co-directed by Jared Bush, opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.