In the build up to its March debut, Disney Animation has been adopting a less-is-more approach with Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s Zootopia – a strategy exemplified by last month’s sloth-centric trailer lingering on a single scene to brilliant effect.
That’s not something you see too often, either, with movie trailers hailing from all genres often favoring a rat-a-tat pace that leaves the viewer teetering on the edge of sensory overload. But today, the House of Mouse continues to hit all the right notes in anticipation of Zootopia‘s arrival, with a new clip that features Idris Elba’s no-nonsense Chief Bogo addressing the literal elephant in the room.
Taking the odd-couple-solves-crime formula and situating it in a lush anthropomorphic kingdom, Disney’s new IP largely centers on the dynamic between Jason Bateman’s Nick Wild and Ginnifer Goodwin’s officer Judy Hopps. It’s the latter character that hails from Bogo’s precinct, one that boasts animals of all shapes and sizes, who is forced to team with Bateman’s scam-artist in order to close a case. Expect animal puns aplenty come March.
Octavia Spencer, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Firefly alum Alan Tudyk, Raymond Persi, Bonny Hunt and Don Lake, Disney’s Zootopia roars to life on March 4.
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.