‘Zootopia’ spin-off drama ‘Zootopia+’ released an official trailer and stills, more animal stories are coming, residents of Zootopia, whose story do you care most about? The series will be launched on Disney+ this Wednesday, with a total of 6 episodes.
During Disney’s big investors meeting in December 2020, the company made several announcements of movies and television shows coming to Disney+. Among them was the reveal that Walt Disney Animation Studios was developing short form television shows based on some of their biggest hits.
In June 2022 and it was to soon be followed by a Zootopia series simply titled Zootopia+. Disney hasn’t said much about Zootopia+ ahead of its release this coming Wednesday, November 9.
With Zootopia+’s release in just a couple of days, Walt Disney Animation Studios has finally released a trailer for all to see.
The Zootopia+ trailer gives viewers a glimpse at what’s to come by showcasing that the series is going to follow many of the side characters from the beloved film.
Zootopia+ wil include six episodes featuring Fru Fru and her mice girls being filmed for a reality show, Duke Weaselton starring in a musical, Judy’s parents trying to reunite with one of their children, Mr. Big’s backstory from his youth, Clawhauser’s obsession with Gazelle’s new reality competition show, and Flash going on a rather slow moving date.
Zootopia has garnered a huge following for its world-building, attention to detail, and memorable characters. It also, predictably, struck a chord with the furry community, with Disney even famously reaching out to them to help promote the film.
Still, given how well the film was received and the vast potential to further explore its unique world, a sequel to Zootopia doesn’t appear to be a priority for Disney.
However, the release of Zootopia+ may be an attempt to gauge interest in just such a project.
Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore have both expressed interest in doing a Zootopia 2 and claim to already have ideas for what a sequel could be about.
Previously, Tom Lister Jr., who voiced Finnick, revealed Disney was developing two Zootopia sequels, but nothing came of this. It’s possible, though, that Zootopia+ is what grew from those earlier sequel discussions.
The series does appear as if it will show more of the world of Zootopia, following through on all the potential introduced with the film.
And if Zootopia+ proves a hit for Disney+, then perhaps it could be followed with a feature length sequel to Zootopia that catches up with main characters Judy and Nick.