New ‘Zootopia’ Trailer and Clips Address the Giant Elephant in the Room
Disney’s next animated release is Zootopia, and while the trailers have yet to really sell this thing (save for a couple of solid sight gags), the studio has released two new clips along with the final trailer to get you in the mood for some wacky animal shenanigans. You can watch the full trailer above and check out the two clips below, which do a better job of conveying the film’s sense of humor.
In the first clip below, Idris Elba’s character addresses the big elephant in the room — literally — before getting down to business on the subject of a wave of “missing mammal cases.” The second clip features Jason Bateman’s Nick and Ginnifer Goodwin’s Judy investigating a crime scene that brings them face to face with some mafia polar bears. Even on paper, these scenes sound super silly (in a good way, of course).
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.
Zootopia hits theaters on March 4.