While Disney continues to dominate worldwide box office numbers and the majority of the year’s top release dates, there are several films that fans have been impatiently waiting to see the light of day.
Disney has long been synonymous with family-friendly animated flicks despite the media giant’s current infatuation with live-action remakes of its animation masterpieces.
Ironically, the mouse house’s animation efforts peaked with Pixar Studios, while Walt Disney Animation Studios, the mouse house’s in-house animation firm, became very uncommon.
However, over the last decade, the odds have shifted in favor of the latter, with global blockbusters such as ‘Frozen’ and ‘Zootopia’ grossing over a billion dollars and, more importantly, the frenzy and impact these films have had on popular culture are unmatched, simply reinstating Disney’s colossal status in the market, even with its animation studio. Regardless, ‘Disney’ laughed all the way to the bank.
Among a slew of remakes, sequels, and a few but very intriguing impending Disney projects, the internet has seen a rise in fan talk for a ‘Zootopia’ sequel. On that front, the cries have been heeded, as it was recently reported that a sequel is very certainly in the works, although unofficially.
Indeed, if you enjoyed the first, you’re in for a treat since Disney has reportedly set aside large funds for at least two other Zootopia films, and all we can say is, keep them coming!
Unfortunately, although nothing is known about this big cartoon smash sequel, we will contribute our insights to evaluate the sequel’s various paths and what we know. Continue reading.
Zootopia 2 Release Date
With Disney+’s success during the epidemic, it’s reasonable to speculate that a streaming release might coincide with a theatrical release of “Zootopia 2.” With their most recent film, “Luca,” Disney opted out of a theatrical release in favor of streaming only on their site.
However, with the popularity of the previous film already established and a guaranteed following of adoring fans, “Zootopia” may fare differently.
Disney has a lot on its plate, from Marvel projects to live-action remakes of old stories to reboots of nostalgic fan favorites.
We don’t yet have a release date for the sequel, but judging by the excitement online, fans are hoping it arrives sooner rather than later to join the ranks of previous long-awaited sequels.
“Zootopia” took two years to design, so patience is required here. However, it is hard to know for certain without formal confirmation from Disney.
Zootopia 2 Plot
As I previously said, the internet and Disney’s leaders have kept deafeningly silent on a ‘Zootopia’ sequel, which is strange given the original film’s tremendous popularity. Although it is not unusual for Disney films to be box office triumphs, ‘Zootopia’ was also popular with its audience.
However, it may still be premature to forecast, given that even ‘Frozen’ brought more than six years to come back with a sequel after the first enchanted the globe, particularly children.
Pixar also produces at a similar pace because, as many animation specialists have shown, the process of creating a digitally animated film is exhausting and painfully lengthy, beginning with storyboarding and development and ending with animation and rendering.
The short version is that, although we believe a ‘Zootopia’ sequel is undoubtedly in the works at the studios, no formal announcement has been made.
Amid this stillness, Tommy Lister revealed at an online meet and greeted that Disney was planning not one but two further sequels. This is the statement he made throughout the session.
“I can confirm that I will return to Disney for another Zootopia. We’re tackling three of them. We [are] Disney’s most ambitious picture to date. The last one totaled 240 million.
According to what I’m hearing, this one will be 300 million. That is the amount they allocated to the budget, not the amount spent on advertising.”
Despite the lack of formal confirmation, this is the closest we can go for the time being, given that Lister voiced Finnick, Nick Wilde’s former companion, and assistant, and would very certainly repeat his role in any future sequels.
Additionally, Disney is investing billions on building a Zootopia-theme park in Shanghai, which, as you and I both know, makes no sense unless Disney intends to grow the ‘Zootopia’ flicks into a franchise.
As an original picture, ‘Zootopia’s most admirable achievement, more than its narrative, endearing characters, and wry humor, is that within the confines of the first film’s duration, you are exposed to a highly inventive universe, replete with inspiration and one to which you will undoubtedly return.
A planet populated by anthropomorphic animals, resembling numerous real-world sociopolitical settings, including, dare I say, factions and divisions that were entirely “human” in origin.
That is the first indication of the sequel’s likely direction. It’s almost a no-brainer, given that any creative filmmaker’s first inclination would be to build on this great universe and the tales of its incredibly likable individuals, in which I, as a spectator, am utterly involved and intrigued.
Beyond Tundra Settlement, Sahara Square, Rainforest District, Savanna Central, Bunnyburrow, and the little town of Little Rodentia.
Because every magical universe needs equally amazing individuals to occupy it, Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ earned aces.
Few would argue that ‘Zootopia’ was a long tease, and we are much more intrigued in seeing what lies beyond the animal city and how much more creatively the filmmakers can bring it all to life. If you will, consider this the tip of a magical iceberg.
The same can be said of the characters, particularly Judy Hopps, whose vivacity and steely determination constituted the film’s soul, along with Nick Wilde’s sly mannerisms and eventual transition into the innate decent person he was, the duo’s chemistry also contributing significantly here.
It gets me to my second suggestion regarding future sequel directions. Because it’s a foregone conclusion that these characters will return in the sequel, anticipate the second Zootopia film to focus heavily on Hopps and Wilde’s romance.
Given that the previous one concluded with Nick getting indicted as Lucy’s partner in the Zootopia Police Department, it would be safe to presume that the second one will take a more straight road toward a buddy cop flick. Zootopia’s set should undoubtedly be entertaining to witness.