For those unfamiliar with the general set up of the film, Zootopia imagines a world completely devoid of humanity, allowing the animal kingdom to rise up and build their own mega-cities. From towering rhinos to the bouncing bunny rabbits, Disney’s anthropomorphic kingdom is simply thriving with life, though today’s clip introduces us to the more laid-back section of society.
Shedding light on the core dynamic between Jason Bateman’s Nick Wild and Ginnifer Goodwin’s officer Judy Hopps, the footage culminates in a segment that involves the pair engaging in a conversation – or at the very least trying to – with Dash, a sloth that is about as slow with admin duties as one would expect. It’s a heartwarming, if slightly long in the tooth glimpse at the feature film, and we’re more inclined to get excited about the chemistry between Bateman and Goodwin’s opposing characters than anything else.
Directed by Wreck-it Ralph alum Byron Howard and Rich Moore, Zootopia features a who’s who of remarkable talent, with the House of Mouse’s recording booth swinging its doors open for the likes of Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Firefly alum Alan Tudyk, Raymond Persi, Bonny Hunt and Don Lake.
Zootopia is due to scurry into theaters in time for March 4, 2016 – you know, just as soon as Dash finishes telling that joke.
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.