On the heels of the incredible success that Walt Disney Animation Studios has enjoyed in recent years with Frozen and Big Hero 6, there is no feature film from the studio on the way this year. That’s the bad news. The rest is great, as there are two Disney Animation films heading to theaters in 2016. After the break, take a look at brand new (and stunning) concept art for the first of those films, Zootopia!
Zootopia, unveiled at the D23 Expo in 2013, is the story of a fox and a rabbit having to learn to work together although they are on opposite sides of the law. The fox is on the run for a crime he didn’t commit, while the rabbit is a cop who is trying to hunt him down.
The only peek into the look of the film that we had was concept art of the fox, released when the film was announced. However, now, we get a more expansive piece of artwork, courtesy of the Disney Insider, which gives us a look at the setting of the film – Zootopia! Study the beautiful concept art below (feel free to click it to see it in higher-resolution):
Zootopia‘s official (and updated) synopsis:
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 optimistic Officer Judy Hopps 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, to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure 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”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.
Zootopia heads to theaters on March 4th, 2016, exactly one year from now!