A while back, the first trailer for Zootopia gave us all a primer on what an anthropomorphic animal was. Our second look made the human DMV look down right speedy. While both were entertaining, they gave us relatively little regarding what the movie was actually about. Now, with the newest trailer, the plot and the characters are starting to fall into place, and it’s looking like another fun Disney movie. Check out the new trailer below.
The interesting premise of the world of Zootopia is that even though the world is inhabited by various animals that would, under other circumstances, eat each other, that apparently doesn’t happen here. Instead, predators and their prey eat at restaurants together, exactly, thouhg what they eat is not clear, and this latest trailer gives us a good look at the city, the way that the different animals live, and, most fun, the way that the animals of different sizes are all able to inhabit the same space comfortably.
Judy Hopps is the first rabbit on a police force that is full of tougher animals, much larger than she is. In the previous trailer, we were told that she only had a limited amount of time to solve her case, and now we understand that the reason for the artificial time limit is that she made a deal with the chief. If she doesn’t solve it she has to resign. It seems nobody on the force actually wants the "token bunny" around, so they set her up to fail. It’s hardly a new premise, but we’ve never seen it done by an animated rabbit before. Much like the "Mr. Big" joke at the end of the trailer, you saw it coming a mile away, but thanks to the premise it still feels new.
The film has a stellar cast, including Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps and Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde, the con artist fox who is also a material witness to the central crime. The credits also include Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira, who we also get our first look at in the trailer as the pop star Gazelle. This video also includes a new single from the singer that will be part of the soundtrack.
Disney is still the king of the animated film, and thouhg not everything is a Frozen-size smash, you can be fairly confident that you’re getting a solid family film to enjoy. This movie looks to have everything you’ve come to expect from the Mouse House: great visuals, some fun jokes, and possibly even some emotional moments that might have you checking your eyeballs for leaks.
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CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis. Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.