Zootopia+ Comes To Disney+ – Press Junket.Zootopia is back! Yes, the Zootopia you know. But, no, not the film. Instead it is is a series of 6 shorts that tell a tale parallel to the film. Definitively, a reason to get excited this week when we get to start watch the program.
Zootopia+ Comes To Disney+ , Press Junket
Zootopia+ takes us back to the mammal metropolis of Zootopia. And, it gives us more about the lovable and fun residents that we wanted to learn more about.
- Bonnie Hunt / voice of Bonnie Hopps, “Hopp on Board”
- Don Lake / voice of Stu Hopps, “Hopp on Board”
- Josie Trinidad / Director
- Trent Correy / Director
- Nathan Curtis / Producer
- Elyssa Samsel / Songwriter, “Big Time” (“Duke the Musical”)
- Kate Anderson / Songwriter, “Big Time” (“Duke the Musical”)
Here are some of our favorite parts of the Zootopia press conference:
Great Characters We Get To See Again
It was more than the main characters and story. Director Josie Trinidad shared: “It was difficult enough to craft that main story. The original Zootopia evolved so much. But we knew these were great characters that you would want to see again. And that’s when we knew how amazing these this world was, because there was a wealth of material that you wanted to explore.”
Beyond Hobbs and Nick
In Zootopia+ we get a mix of characters we know and love plus new ones. Josie Trinidad elaborated for us: “Zootopia’s like New York City where everyone has a story. And you really wanna delve into each character. I mean, there are so many. It was like, we have to have Mr. Big. We have to have Bonnie and Stu. We have to have Duke Weaselton. We have to have Tru Tru. And of course, everyone’s favorite sloth. It was hard to narrow down, because you kind of discovered that there were other characters, that you [think], “Oh, what if we can add this character and that animal?” But we had to pick and choose.”
“Zootopia+” heads back to the fast-paced mammal metropolis of Zootopia in a short-form series that dives deeper into the lives of some of the Oscar®-winning feature film’s most intriguing residents, including Fru Fru, the fashion-forward arctic shrew; ZPD dispatcher Clawhauser, the sweet-toothed cheetah; and Flash, the smiling sloth who’s full of surprises.
Zootopia+ is now streaming on Disney+