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Twitter Fans Are Going Wild After Disney Teases Zootopia+ Series

It's time to return to everyone's favorite animated furry adventure.

A promotional image for Zootopia+
Image via Disney

Whether or not you’re a fan of funny animals doing funny animal things, there’s no denying that Zootopia is one of Disney’s best 3D animated movies in recent memory. Now Disney is eager to cash in on the 2016 film’s success. Earlier today, the streaming giant finally announced a release window for Zootopia’s upcoming TV series, and fans are eating the idea right up on Twitter.

Zootopia+ is the name of a “short-form series” set for Disney Plus in 2022. Originally announced in late 2020, today’s Disney Plus Day saw an official promo image from the Zootopia Twitter account teasing some of the upcoming TV show’s storylines. Check it out above.

Shortly after the news dropped, fans began deciphering which characters will receive their own episodes in the new show. One eagle-eyed Twitter user realized that we may be getting a backstory to Mr. Big, the Arctic shrew who leads his own gang of polar bear mafiosos.

A tweet speculating that Zootopia+ will discuss Mr. Big. The image reads: "Looks like we’re going to see Mr. Big’s Backstory and Grand mama!"
Image via Twitter

Others are beginning to come up with their preferred ships. Chief Bogo and Officer Clawhauser, Zootopia’s buffalo and cheetah police officers, are apparently getting their own story, and fans think the two are all but confirmed as a couple.

A Zootopia+ fan speculates on a potential ship between two characters
Image via Twitter
A Zootopia+ fan tweets: "Bogo's and Clawhauser's couple status was pretty much confirmed by @DisneyAnimation with this preview pic for the new Zootopia+ show. WOE TO THEM IF THEY'RE JUST PULLING OUR LEGS!!! :O :O :O"
Image via Twitter

Many are just hoping Gazelle, the celebrated pop star voiced by Shakira, makes it into the series.

Zootopia has traditionally been ignored by Disney despite its wide success. The original movie follows Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, an unlikely rabbit-fox police duo as they work together to solve a mystery simmering underneath the titular mammalian city’s surface.

With Zootopia+ on the way, fans are hoping this means that Disney animated franchises beyond Frozen will receive plenty of love and care from the Mouse House.

A Zootopia fan tweets: "I really hope this means Disney is finally gonna be giving it's other animated movies attention"
Image via Twitter

In the meantime, fans are still eager for a second film in the Zootopia series, although the upcoming TV show may have to do for now. Zootopia+ launches in spring 2022.

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Ana Valens

Ana Valens is the former managing editor for We Got This Covered. She is a reporter and published author best known for her work on internet subcultures and sexuality. Alongside her work at WGTC, she has previously contributed to the Daily Dot, Vice, Allure, Fanbyte, Polygon, and Autostraddle.