Walt Disney Animation studios has been doing a stellar job with their last few releases. Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen and Big Hero 6 have all been massive successes and also hugely original. And although I still cringe when I hear the music for Frozen being played, they have certainly up their level to compete with the likes of Pixar in the animation space.
And it seems like their next release Zootropolis is also going to be a fun movie, with great characters and a lot less singing, so it is certainly something to look forward to. They have released a new UK trailer (as the movie will be called Zootopia in the UK) for the movie and it looks great:
What looks really good about this trailer is the strong characterization who all have very relatable and strong personalities. And although the plot and theme of animals living in a city seems fairly straight forward, the humour looks really sharp and will probably appeal to both kids and adults.
The official synopsis for the film is:
Set in a large city inhabited entirely by talking animals, Zootropolis follows a new police officer, Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin), as she investigates the case of a missing otter. Recognizing that she needs help, she enlists the assistance of Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman), a wily con artist who may have his own motivations for helping her.
Other voices int he film are provided by Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake and Alan Tudyk. Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) share directing duties for the movie which certainly gives me a lot of confidence that they will be able to deliver the right amount of comic action that is required for a film such as this.
Zootropolis will open in South Africa on March 4 this year and should be on your viewing list, especially if you are looking for something that both you and the kids can enjoy.
To whet your appetite further, there are also two more trailers from scenes on the movie which give us some details on the type of humour we can be expecting from the movie.
Last Updated: February 3, 2016