This trailer for Disney’s upcoming animated feature Zootopia isn’t so much a traditional trailer with an assemblage of snippets from the upcoming film from directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Instead it’s a lenghty clip from the film that features a slow-moving sloth working at the DMV. Of course, the kids will enjoy the slow delivery of the sloth at the DMV while the parents will be sympathising with the frustrated characters. After all, who hasn’t had a slow, torturous experience at the DMV? One thing the trailer doesn’t tell us is what Zootopia is about, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing as we can all agree that far too many trailer divulge too much information and usually some of the film’s best jokes.
As happens with every animated feature these days, Zootopia features a robust voice cast, including Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti, and John DiMaggio. I mean, that’s quite an interesting and diverse vocal cast, one that wouldn’t expect to be working together.
Slowly but surely we’re inching closer to March 4th, 2016, when Zootopia opens in theaters.
The official boilerplate for Zootopia:
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 (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.