Like Nothing You've Seen Be-Fur
"In Zootopia, anyone can be anything." That's the city slogan of the metropolis that's literally gone beast mode. Here you can find all sorts of furry creatures big and small—mammals who reside in neighborhoods such as the freezing Tundratown and the classy Sahara Square. Make no mistake: They're no wild things.
These anthropomorphic characters behave like humans (they walk on two legs, wear clothes, and even use modern technology), have human jobs, and try to solve very human problems. They're also starring in Zootopia, a computer-animated comedy-adventure movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios. It zeroes in on two citizens working on opposite sides of the law: Judy Hopps, a rabbit who's a rookie cop, and Nick Wilde, a fox who's a seasoned scam artist. They team up to solve a case—and they must do so in 48 hours. Getting along with each other is the least of their (very human) concerns. Zootopia is 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). It opens in local cinemas on March 3.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the UK, the title has been changed to Zootropolis, reports entertainment magazine Empire. A Disney rep says, "We decided to change the title… to merely allow the film to have a unique title that works for UK audiences." Good to know: Everything else remains the same.
Meet the citizens of Zootopia!
AS REAL AS IT GETS
Know how Zootopia's characters came to life! The artists behind Zootopia took great pains to make every character as realistic as possible – at least in the way they look.
WHO PLAYED WHO?
Get to know the famous stars behind the voices of the furry citizens of Zootopia.
Gazelle - voiced by Shakira
In a city where you can be anything you want, Gazelle definitely earned the limelight. That's why it's no surprise that the beautiful pop songstress in Zootopia is voiced by the award-winning singer in real life, Shakira. The Colombian singer is known for her hit singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Hips don't Lie".
CHECK OUT THESE EXCLUSIVE SCENES FROM ZOOTOPIA!
(Photo credit: "Walt Disney Studios.")
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