We are willing to bet that you probably thought the whole Frozen phenomenon had begun to thaw out. Guess again, people. Disney knows a hot (or in this case, cold) commodity when it sees it, and isn’t going to let people forget about it. Even their latest animated feature, Zootopia, features a little homage to the 2013 classic. Check out the image below and see if you can find it.
This Easter egg comes to us courtesy of The Disney Blog, so it seems as though they would be the experts to pick up on something like this. The image above comes from an area of Zootopia known as "Tundra Town." Given the fact that none of the inhabitants of Zootopia can be human, having Elsa and Anna show up wouldn’t exactly make much sense. However, if you look closely at the image you can see a family of elephants walking down the road. The two little elephant children in the family wear costumes paying direct tribute to Anna and Elsa from Frozen. Check out the image below a closer look at the Easter egg.
Can you see it now? It may be a small detail but it goes a long way towards increasing the immersion of the film; that’s the sort of reference hidden in an animated movie that kids and parents love to find. It’s not dissimilar to the Pizza Planet delivery truck from the original Toy Story that somehow manages to find its way into every single Pixar movie.
However, the references to Frozen don’t just stop at the elephant family. The movie also features a weasel character that loves to steal, voiced by actor Alan Tudyk. Any fan of Frozen will be able to tell you that this seems fitting, as Tudyk also voiced the Frozen character Duke of Weselton – who didn’t take kindly to people calling him the Duke of Weasleton.
We will just have to wait and see what other cool Disney references the company managed to pack into Zootopia. The film hasn’t even hit theaters yet and people have already made connections with the elephant and the Alan Tudyk voiced weasel. There’s little doubt that parents and children alike will pick up on many more Easter eggs when Zootopia finally hits theaters on March 4.
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.