During today’s animated presentation at D23 (according to journalists on Twitter, it’s been going on for approximately 100 hours), the studio revealed new details on the musical Moana (with a surprise appearance from Dwayne Johnson), announced their “definitive” Jack and the Beanstalk movie Gigantic, and presented an extended look at Zootopia. The studio also unveiled a new look at one of the film’s characters, to be voiced by pop star Shakira.
It’s common for early teaser trailers to act as announcements, introducing a the existence of a film before proper previews show up to talk about little things like plot and character. It’s less common for a trailer to give its viewers — ostensibly, in this case, children — the definition of “anthropomorphic” so they can easily digest a high concept. Welcome to the internet, Zootopia trailer. You are certainly one of the more unique teasers we’ve seen in a little while.
Similar to Pixar’s little break last year, Disney Animation is taking a break from releasing a film this year (more time for you to get “Let It Go” out of your head), but the studio will return next year with Zootopia. Disney has released the first look at their upcoming film, which doesn’t hit theaters until next spring.
Disney's upcoming roster of animated pictures already includes projects like Pixar's long-awaited 'The Good Dinosaur,' 'Inside Out,' and 'Finding Dory.' Now the company has officially dated two more projects from its Walt Disney Animation Studios.
'Zootopia' (which is a working title) was announced to be the next big Walt Disney Animation Studios film coming in 2016, announced at this year's D23 Expo.