Bridge of Sloths, Steve Paws, Mad Yax: Furry Road; In today’s latest round of parody posters for Zootopia, Disney’s anticipated animation presents this year’s Oscar contenders with a stylish twist.
Designed as a one-two punch to channel the excitement of this weekend’s 88th Academy Awards and, of course, the actual release of Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s feature on March 4, the gallery of images are a wonderful and timely riff on those films considered to represent cinema’s purple patch through 2015 and early 2016.
As for Zootopia, if the end product proves just as good as the House of Mouse’s marketing campaign, then we’re in for a treat. Centering on Ginnifer Goodwin’s Judy Hopps and Jason Bateman’s cunning scam artist Nick Wild, the animated romp is rooted in bright and colorful mammal metropolis completely devoid of humans.
Among the star-studded voice cast are Octavia Spencer, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Firefly alum Alan Tudyk, Raymond Persi, Bonny Hunt and Don Lake.
Zootopia opens a week from today, March 4. As for the Oscars, expect Hollywood’s finest to descend on the Dolby Theater come Sunday, February 28.
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.