‘Zootopia+’ Hitting Disney+ in November
During their Annecy Animation Festival presentation, Disney announced a launch date for their upcoming Zootopia spin-off series, Zootopia+.
While we expect to receive additional details on the series, including a first look, Disney, during the festival shared with those in attendance a first look that included a “Godfather-like scene featuring a bunch of rats,” the studio also revealed that Zootopia+ will premiere on Disney+ on November 9, 2022. Guests also got to view the first episode of the upcoming Big Hero 6 Disney+ spin-off series, Baymax!.
Zootopia+ takes a hilarious look at some of the animals we only briefly met in the Oscar-winning film, including Fru Fru, Gazelle’s Tiger Dancers, and our favorite sloth, Flash. We’ll get insight into their lives through the lens of Zootopia’s hottest shows, like The Real Mousewives of Little Rodentia, So You Think You Can Prance, and a show that follows the fast lane of life… at sloth speed.
Directors and creators Trent Corey (Frozen II) and Josie Trinidad (Ralph Breaks the Internet), who were both involved with the original film, will be overseeing Zootopia+.
Released in 2016, Zootopia The film stars the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J. K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira. Taking place in the titular city where anthropomorphic mammals coexist, it tells a story of an unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist as they uncover a criminal conspiracy involving the disappearance of predators.
The film opened to record-breaking box offices in several countries, and earned a worldwide gross of over $1 billion, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2016. The film earned numerous accolades; it was named one of the top ten best films of 2016 by the American Film Institute and received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and Annie Award for Best Animated Feature Film.