For the first time in nearly a decade, Disney Animation won’t be releasing a new film this year, but their next new project is just around the corner. Arriving in the spring of next year, Zootopia imagines a world if it was mammal metropolis, specifically focusing on the relationship of a fox (Jason Bateman) and a rabbit (Ginnifer Goodwin).
The first teaser has now arrived, which doesn’t seem to show any actual footage from the film, but rather simply introduces our main characters (and a glimpse at many others). It doesn’t quite have us sold yet, but there’s much more to come. Directed by Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph, The Simpsons) and co-directed by Jared Bush (Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero), check out the trailer below.
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.
Zootopia opens on March 4th, 2016.