It's doubtful that the new Disney animated comedy Zootopia will bring the same fevered devotion and love as fans have for the studio's 2013 blockbuster Frozen. But that doesn't mean the animators can't have a little fun. They've decided to hide a cool Frozen Easter egg away in this animal-lovers paradise. And we have a new image that shows off this cool treat in all it's glory.
Disney has a long and storied history when it comes to scattering Easter eggs throughout any of their animated movies. And it appears that Zootopia is ready to give Frozen a big shout out. And no, we're not talking about the fact that Kristen Bell, who voices Anna in Frozen, also returns to voice a three-toed sloth in this latest animated adventure.
A new image shows off the icy district of Tundratown, one of the many burgs in the animal kingdom of Zootopia. If you look closely, you'll spot an elephant family taking a brisk stroll through the city. Upon closer inspection, you'll notice that the two pachyderm children in the lower left-hand corner are actually wearing the same costumes worn by Elsa and Ann in Frozen!
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 rookie 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.
The supporting voice cast is rounded out by Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Lister, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti and John Di Maggio. It was also announced last month that Michael Giacchino will provide the score, his first collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios. The studio will also release another animated adventure next year, Moana, arriving in theaters one year from today, starring Dwayne Johnson.
Zootopia is 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). The screenplay was written by Jared Bush and Phil Johnston (The Brothers Grimsby), with Clark Spencer (Wreck-It Ralph, Lilo & Stitch) serving as producer. Take a look at this latest image from Zootopia. Do you see the two Elephants dressed as Anna and Elsa?