“Sir, I’m not just some token bunny,” newly minted police officer (and rabbit) Judy Hopps, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, explains to her superior. She’s just received the dubious assignment of “parking duty” as the only tiny animal among a force of big, tough guys.
It’s just another day in “Zootopia,” Disney’s upcoming animated film where foxes, sloths, pigs and their ilk intermingle (and wear clothes) in a giant animal metropolis. Hopps agrees to take a case in order to prove herself to her new colleagues, and eventually enlists Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a tie-clad fox who, at first glance, is just as skeptical as everyone else. After Hopps tries to place him under arrest, he jeers, “For what, hurting your feewings?”
If this trailer is any indication, the film will be full of clever nods to the characters’ animalistic tendencies — from hamsters in suits nibbling on ice pops, an elegant panther licking its own leg and a Department of Motor Vehicles office staffed entirely by sloths.
If you missed the sloth-heavy trailer released last month, it’s worth a look too:
The film, directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore and co-directed by Jared Bush, opens March 4.
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