Zootopia 2 – Are you ready?
Released at the beginning of 2016, Disney’s animated comedy-adventure film “Zootopia” eventually turned out to be a surprising hit of the year. Bearing this in mind, we assume fans are getting impatient to find out if there will be Zootopia sequel and, if so, whether the main characters Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps will become more than friends. If you are among those that want to hear the answer to this question, we have some good news for you. Byron Howard and Rich Moore, the movie directors, talked about “Zootopia 2” at the 2017 Golden Globes and they mentioned that there is enough material to make a sequel.
Before talking about the sequel, Howard first explained how they had made the original Zootopia movie. Their initial idea was to deliver an anthropomorphic film, such as the classic “Robin Hood.” However, Disney wanted them to create a movie which would include animals “like no one has ever seen.” Thus, they decided even to take a trip to the Africa as a part of their two-year research, in order to understand how predators and prey species coexist.
But, the most important point of their preparation for the movie was when they realized that it would provide them with the unique opportunity to discuss fear and death. Here’s how Howard described this: “Our producer, Clark Spencer, reminded us that The Lion King gave parents and children a wonderful opportunity to talk about death. And I remember being shocked when seeing Bambi’s mother die. It was a huge wake-up call when seeing it as a kid.” Furthermore, he explained that eventually they also tackled the issue of “discrimination and racism and the damage that does to our society. The fact that animation allows people to let go of the barriers that we see with just watching humans on screen. It helped them see themselves in Nick or Judy and understand their flaws and how to deal with them” the director concluded.
“Zootopia 2” New Ideas
What Rich Moore and Byron Howard are primarily concerned about when it comes to the sequel is whether it will be worthy enough. They seem rather excited about the project, as Moore said: “From our end, it’s a great world to play in with a wonderful set of characters, and I can’t see why we wouldn’t jump back into that world.”
As we have already mentioned, it seems that there is one question that will have to receive special attention – the relationship between Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde. The directors themselves are still not sure what they are going to do about it. “It’s so weird because half the fans are like, ‘We love WildeHopps, and they need to get together and get married,’ and then there’s this other side that’s like, ‘No! They should not get together. Do male and female characters always have to get together at the end of every movie? Can’t they just stay best friends?’” Moore said.
All things considered, it looks like all the options are still being kept open for now. It’s also too early to talk about the movie release date, but we promise to keep you updated.
Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde (The main protagonist)
Grey DeLisle as Nick Wilde (age 5)
Jason Lee as Nick Wilde (age 11)
Josh Green as Nick Wilde (age 12)
Liam Hemsworth as Nick Wilde (age 13)
Chris Hemsworth as Nick Wilde (age 14)
Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps (The deuteragonist)
Mike Myers as Tadashi Gorki (Upcoming secondary deuteragonist, early villain)
Shawn Ashmore as Ferb Dogfalusi (Upcoming main antagonist)
Jake T. Austin as Joe Catboy (Upcoming main tritagonist)
Rami Malek as Tucker Wilde, Nick’s older brother (Upcoming secondary tritagonist)
Vivianne Jolie Pitt as Tucker Wilde (age 10)
Eric Bauza as Tucker Wilde (age 16-19)
Jenny Slate as Bellwether (The secondary antagonist)
Raymons S. Persi as Flash
Tommy “Tiny” Lister as Finnick
Nate Torrence as Clawhauser
Idris Elba as Chief Bogo
James Franco as Lou Coyote (Upcoming antagonist #3)
Josh Server as Wendell Gorilla (Upcoming antagonist #4)
Don Lake as Stu Hopps
Bonnie Hunt as Bonnie Hopps
Shelley Morrison as Mrs. Wilde, the Nick’s mom
Maurice LaMarche as Mr. Big and Wallace Jame
Craig Anton as Koslov and Joe’s Dad
Lauren Holly as Joe’s Mom
Rich Moore as Larry
David Thibodeau as Gary
J. K. Simmons as Leodore Lionheart
Frankie Muniz as Shaggy Molestone, the shoe seller
Sting as Golden M. Barker, a golden retriever
Natalie Dormer as Layla, Tadashi’s deceased wife and Gabby’s mother who is a mastiff.
Emma Roberts as Gabby, Tadashi’s deceased daughter who is a black german shepherd, but she’s found alive by Judy after she is seen being carried out by Judy and taken by medic.
Alan Tudyk as Duke Weaselton, Tadashi’s formerly minion, Unknown upcoming character
Dennis Bateman as Travis, a black-footed ferret, Unknown upcoming character
John Patrick Lowrie as The Judge, Unknown upcoming character
Fred Stoller as Woodchuck Boy (Adult), Unknown upcoming character
Matthew Ewald as Unknown upcoming character
Jeff “Swampy” Marsh as Unknown upcoming character
Tara Strong as Unknown upcoming character
Eric Bauza as Unknown upcoming character
Dennis Bateman as Mr. Wilde.
Maurice LaMarche as Tadashi’s father
Shakira as Gazelle
Zootopia : Movie Info
Zootopia is a city like you have never seen before. The mammal metropolis which consists of an upmarket neighborhood like Sahara Square and chilly Tundratown is a bubbling volcano of life where animals from every habitat live one with another, from the biggest Polar Bears to the smallest of ants. When a rookie police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) joins the police ranks she discovers that being the first bunny in the police department is not an easy feat. Especially because she is surrounded by large and vigorous animals. To prove herself to her parents, friends, and colleagues she doesn’t shy away from joining forces with swift-talking hustler Nick Wild ( voice of Jason Bateman), who is, by the way, a fox, to solve a mystery case. Zootopia is a comedy-adventure which originated in Walter Disney Animation Studios and was directed by Byron Howard (Bolt, Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It-Ralph, The Simpsons) and co-directed by Jared Bush (Penn Zero: Part Time Hero). The movie opened in theaters on March 4 of 2016.
Rating: PG (for some thematic elements, rude humor and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Directed By: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
Written By: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
In Theaters: Mar 4, 2016 wide
On DVD: Jun 7, 2016
Box Office: $341,264,012.00
Runtime: 108 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Zootopia Official US Trailer #2
Zootopia US Teaser Trailer
Zootopia Official Sloth Trailer (2016) – Disney Animated Movie HD
Zootopia – Review
In the past, animated movies were targeting children as their audience, but that has changed in recent years. Nowadays, most fantasy films contain a political message or talk about the problems in a country or the world. Zootopia is a movie both kids and adults can watch, and it is a tale about a city where predators and prey live together in harmony.
The message of the film is inconsistent and if you think about it is in contradiction to the light and entertaining spirit of the film. Zootopia is about discrimination, and it tells us how discriminating against someone is wrong, but stereotypes are there for a reason, and everyone fights against them, but it takes patience to overcome stereotypes.
Bunny Hopes, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, is a rabbit from a small town and her dream is to become a cop. However, it is hard for her because usually large herbivores and predators join the police forces and there has never been a rabbit in the service. For example, a water buffalo, who is called Chief Bogo, voiced by Idris Elba is a police chief, and even though Hops completes the training, she was assigned to meter maid duty.
When here parents realize that it is time for Hops to go away from home, they give her the fox repellent. They are such caring parents as they know that the fox is rabbit’s nemesis, but they also know that Judy had issues with one fox when she was just a child – The menacing fox insulted her for being a bunny and slashed her face with his claws.
In the city of Zootopia, Hops teams up with a red fox called Nick Wilde, voiced by Jason Bateman, and the dynamic duo tries to crack a case of disappearing predators. For those of you who didn’t watch the movie, we will not talk about what happens next, but Zootopia really makes you think about stereotypes, and it is a great way for parents to talk to their kids about the effects.
Not everything is black and white, though. In real life as well as in the movie, the carnivores do eat herbivores, the sloths are really slow, the fox can go out of the woods, but it will always keep its character, and the rabbits reproduce prolifically. But if you make an analogy to the world of the human beings there are some problems. Who are the “predators” and “prey” in our world?
In Zootopia, there are various situations about discrimination that convey not so good a message. For example, Hops warns a colleague by saying “Only a bunny can call another bunny cute” and Wilde advises Hops “Never let them see that they get to you.” We could notice that people or in this case animals, acknowledge the destructive self-hatred that arises from discrimination.
The movie is filled with self-deprecating jokes as well – Hops wants to do the math for Wilde, and she tells him: “If there’s one thing we bunnies are good at, it multiplying.” Furthermore, Wilde became a cunning fox and a hustler because other animals teased him when he was just a pup and he ended up embracing the characteristics of his species. The jokes and basically everything about the movie is clever, we cannot deny that, but to some extent the stereotypes about animals are true.
Zootopia is directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, while Jared Bush co-directed the movie. It is such an entertaining film with clever jokes, an amazing plot that really keeps your attention and there is no doubt that both adults and kids will fall in love with it. Some sections of the movie are fantastic such as the part where Gazelle shows up and when Hops arrive in the city which consists of different terrains such as rainforest and tundra.
In addition, Bunny Hops also goes through rodent town and in this section, she realizes what it is like to be larger than anyone else. There are funny moments such as when Chief Bogo says that he cannot start the morning without seeing the elephant in the room (implying to a bunny cop). Zootopia is one of the best movies made in 2016, and if you try to think about the metaphor, you will see some contradiction and realize it is not completely successful after all. Still, it is worth thinking about.