Disney: Zootopia

Itís a Zoo(topia) in here!

"In the world of Zootopia, humans never happened. Which makes Zootopia a modern, civilized world that is entirely animal.
(Nick peeks out from the right and smirks, arrow points at him)
That is an animal."
—From the first trailer

Zootopia is an upcoming film for the Disney Animated Canon (currently clocking at #55) set in a World of Funny Animals.

Jason Bateman stars as Nick Wilde, a fast-talking fox who wants to "make it big", and gets framed for a crime. A self-righteous police officer, a rabbit named Lt. Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), is put on his case, but the two get involved in a conspiracy and are forced to overcome their differences, and ultimately become friends.

The film is currently scheduled to be released on March 4, 2016.

Watch the teaser trailer here.


This film provides examples of:

  • Amusing Injuries: The teaser has Nick tripping Judy because they're "natural enemies", not realizing she's a cop. After Nick tries to escape, she shoots him with an elephant tranquilizer gun that results in him face-planting on the ground from what looks like the ceiling.
  • Animal Jingoism: The teaser implies that some animals, such as foxes and rabbits, are "natural enemies".
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Judging by the trailer, the entire cast. Even characters who wear spats (such as cops, including Judy) have their toes uncovered.
  • Buddy Cop Movie
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Nick Wilde will most likely be an example.
  • Explosive Breeder: The movie plays into this stereotype about rabbits when Judy and Nick visit the Burrows, where most of the city's rabbits live. The population counter is automated and ticking steadily upward.
  • Fantastic Racism: As the trailer states, the world isn't perfect and animals don't get along especially when they're natural enemies. The example used is the two main characters, one being a Fox and the other being a Rabbit.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: If the synopsis is anything to go by.
  • Funny Animal
  • Hartman Hips: Judy
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Judy's hearing is so good that she can pinpoint Nick's location and nail him with a tranquilizer gun without even looking at him. She is a rabbit.
  • Instant Sedation: In the trailer, the tranquilizer dart Judy hits Nick with works instantly. When a wildebeest eats it, it only takes a couple of seconds before the wildebeest also passes out.
  • Lemony Narrator: In the trailer.
  • Market-Based Title: Is getting released in the U.K. as Zootropolis.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Nick and Judy enter a club where animals have discarded clothes in order to return to a "natural" lifestyle.
    • Nick is introduced naked in the trailer only for clothes to be applied later. He even embarrassingly zips up his fly.
  • Nice Hat: Judy wears one as part of her uniform.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: If Judy is an indicator, looks like this will be averted. But she does have a tell-tale curve to her hips.
  • Oh Crap!: Nick gets this expression when Judy shows him her badge, giving him the unpleasant realization that he just tripped a cop. His attempt to run doesn't work out for him either.
  • Righteous Rabbit: Judy.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Nick and Judy to a tee.
  • World of Funny Animals: The teaser outright says that it's set in a world where humanity never happened.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Though, to be fair, Nick probably didn't realize Judy was a girl when he tripped her in the teaser trailer.