Zootopia was one of the most profitable films of 2016. The Disney’s animation adventure film crossed $1 billion mark at box office it was obvious that Zootopia 2 will happen. More than a year later, Disney is yet to confirm the much awaited sequel but we suspect that the production of sequel is just around the corner and we are probably just few months away from Zootopia 2. Here we give you a brief overview of what Zootopia sequel would be about along with all the news surrounding the much awaited sequel.
There were many minor things that made Zootopia a big hit in 2016. First of all everyone enjoyed the adorable chemistry between Officer Judy Hopps (Rabbit, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) and con artist Nick Wilde (Fox, voiced by Jason bateman). The supporting characters of Chief Bogo (Idris Alba), Officer Benjamin Clawhauser (Nate Torrence) and Flash (Sloth, Raymond S. persi) were entertaining. The film ended on a note that Judy and Nick are now the newest cops in town who are going to hunt down all the criminals of Zootopia. However the big question is ‘Will there be romance between Nick and Judy in Zootopia 2?’.
There were many hints in Zootopia that Nick and Judy might become more than just friends but the film cleverly dodged the topic. Ginnifer Goodwin the lead actress of the film stated that she would like to see romance between Nick and Judy but she will also want to switch the morals of the characters as it will be interesting to see on what made Judy to give up on the world and turn into a pessimistic.
Jason bateman, who voice sly fox Nick wilde, had a different opinion. Jason said that he would like the movie to be more like a buddy cop film where the two partners solve the toughest case of the city and become superstars overnight.
Disney Officials are yet to give any update about Zootopia 2. This is probably because the studio is focusing on its live action movies (Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean) this year and may not want to distract audience from the obvious news. Disney might not announce the film till they have a script in hand. Also, the studio is already under pressure to deliver a good sequel of Frozen and make ‘The Lion King’ live-action film a memorable experience.
Disney has a different approach as compared to other studios. Disney hardly goes for a sequel. In fact when compared to its competitive studious such as Dreamwork Animations (Shrek Series, How to Train your dragon series, Kung Fu panda Series) and Fox Studios (Ice Age Series) you will find that Disney rarely mints money on sequels. In fact most of the Disney films are originals and probably that is why the studio is global leader in animation.
According to many critics, Zootopia was a risk taken by Disney and they were highly successful in it. But they might not repeat the risk due to the inevitable romance between Nick and Judy. Many among the audience might not find it relatable.
Also Disney is already focusing on Frozen 2 and Wreck-It-Ralph 2 so the studio might not find time to focus on Zootopia 2. The sequel of Zootopia might happen but it is probably 2 to 3 years away from now.
We will update this page as soon as we get news about the official release date and plot of Zootopia 2 along with star cast.