List of Zootopia Facts:-
Zootopia is a 2016 American animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The movie is directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore and co-directed by Jared Bush.
The original title of the movie was “Zootropolis,” but it was changed to “Zootopia” for the US release.
Zootopia was released on March 4, 2016, in the United States.
The movie has a runtime of 108 minutes.
Zootopia was the 55th animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The movie has a budget of $150 million.
Zootopia grossed over $1 billion worldwide, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2016.
The movie won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 89th Academy Awards.
Zootopia features the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, and Shakira, among others.
The movie takes place in a world where anthropomorphic animals live together in a modern society.
Zootopia is divided into different habitats or neighborhoods, such as Sahara Square, Tundratown, and Rainforest District.
The movie’s main characters are Judy Hopps, a rabbit who dreams of becoming a police officer, and Nick Wilde, a sly fox who becomes her partner.
Zootopia is the first Disney animated movie to feature a rabbit as the main protagonist.
The movie addresses themes of prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes.
Shakira wrote and performed the original song “Try Everything” for the movie.
The movie features a cameo by Disney’s mascot, Mickey Mouse.
Zootopia was the highest-grossing original animated film until the release of Disney’s Frozen II in 2019.
The movie was released in 3D and IMAX 3D formats.
Zootopia was released in over 3,800 theaters in North America.
The movie’s working title was “Savage City.”
The characters’ clothing and accessories were designed to reflect their personalities and species.
The filmmakers consulted with animal behavior experts and visited animal sanctuaries to create the movie’s animal characters.
Zootopia was the second movie to be released under Disney’s “Revival Era” of animated films, after 2014’s Big Hero 6.
The movie’s budget was initially $175 million but was reduced to $150 million after a restructuring of the studio.
The movie’s opening weekend grossed $75 million in North America.
Zootopia was released on home video on June 7, 2016.
The movie was released on Netflix in 2018.
Zootopia has been praised for its animation, story, and themes.
The movie has inspired merchandise, theme park attractions, and a stage adaptation.
Judy Hopps, the movie’s protagonist, is a determined and optimistic rabbit who becomes the first rabbit police officer in the city of Zootopia.
Nick Wilde, a sly and street-smart fox, becomes Judy’s partner in crime-solving.
Assistant Mayor Bellwether is a sheep who initially seems innocent and friendly but later reveals herself to be the movie’s main villain.
Chief Bogo is a Cape buffalo and the stern chief of the Zootopia Police Department.
Clawhauser is a cheetah and a friendly and enthusiastic front-desk receptionist at the police station.
Gazelle is a famous pop star and a gazelle, who performs the movie’s original song “Try Everything.”
Mr. Big is a tiny shrew and the feared boss of the Tundratown mafia.
Flash Slothmore is a sloth and a DMV employee who speaks and moves slowly, providing a comedic moment in the movie.
Finnick is a fennec fox and Nick’s partner in a con-artist scheme.
Yax is a nudist yak who runs a naturalist club in the city.
Bonnie and Stu Hopps are Judy’s parents, who run a carrot farm outside of Bunnyburrow.
Mayor Lionheart is a lion and the mayor of Zootopia.
Duke Weaselton is a weasel and a minor villain who sells stolen animal contraband.
Bellwether’s henchmen are wolves who are manipulated by Bellwether to carry out her evil plans.
Benjamin Clawhauser’s boyfriend is a jaguar who is briefly shown in the movie.
Gideon Grey is a childhood bully of Judy’s who later becomes a repentant doughnut maker.
Mrs. Otterton is an otter whose husband goes missing, sparking the plot of the movie.
Jerry Jumbeaux Jr. is a moose who owns an ice cream parlor and initially refuses to serve Nick and Finnick.
Bonnie Hopps has over two hundred children, which surprises Judy when she returns home.
Judy’s siblings include multiple bunnies, including a brother who is a construction worker and a sister who is a doctor.
Judy’s parents initially discourage her from pursuing her dream of becoming a police officer but later support her.
Nick’s backstory involves being mistreated and discriminated against as a fox, leading to his cynical outlook on life.
Bellwether’s name is a play on words, as a bellwether is a sheep that leads a flock.
Bogo initially doubts Judy’s ability to be a good police officer but later comes to respect her.
Clawhauser is a fan of Gazelle and has posters of her all over his desk.
Yax’s naturalist club is named “Mystic Springs Oasis.”
Duke Weaselton’s name is a play on words, as he sells weasels and weasel-related merchandise.
Gazelle’s signature move is the “Gazelle Hop.”
Flash Slothmore’s license plate reads “4C2H5OH,” which is the chemical formula for ethanol.
Bellwether is revealed to have orchestrated the plot to turn predators against prey in order to become mayor herself.
Nick Wilde’s full name is revealed to be Nicholas Piberius Wilde in the “Art of Zootopia” book.
Nick’s character design was inspired by actor Jason Bateman, who voices him in the movie.
Judy Hopps’ catchphrase, “Zootopia: where anyone can be anything,” was inspired by Walt Disney’s famous quote, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Assistant Mayor Bellwether’s design was based on a combination of a lamb and a poodle.
Chief Bogo’s name is a reference to the Bogo tribe of the Philippines.
Clawhauser’s design was inspired by an overweight cheetah that co-director Byron Howard saw at a wildlife preserve.
Gazelle’s design was inspired by the real-life singer Shakira, who voices her in the movie.
Mr. Big’s name is a reference to the character of the same name in “The Godfather” films.
Flash Slothmore’s design was based on a type of sloth called a pygmy three-toed sloth.
Finnick’s character design was inspired by a mix between a fennec fox and a tanuki (a Japanese raccoon dog).
Yax’s design was inspired by a mix between a yak and a human.
Bonnie Hopps is voiced by actress Bonnie Hunt, who also voiced the character Sally in Pixar’s “Cars” franchise.
Duke Weaselton is voiced by actor Alan Tudyk, who has also voiced characters in several other Disney films including “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frozen.”
Bellwether’s character design was based on a combination of a lamb and a poodle.
Mayor Lionheart’s design was inspired by a mix between a lion and a bulldog.
Benjamin Clawhauser’s character was originally written as a panther but was changed to a cheetah to make him more approachable.
Gideon Grey’s design was inspired by a mix between a fennec fox and a Chihuahua.
Mrs. Otterton’s voice actress, Octavia Spencer, won an Academy Award for her role in “The Help.”
Jerry Jumbeaux Jr. is voiced by actor John DiMaggio, who is also known for his role as Bender in the TV series “Futurama.”
The design for Judy’s mother Bonnie Hopps was based on the character of Maude from “Harold and Maude.”
Nick’s character was originally written as a sidekick to a different protagonist before the decision was made to make him a main character.
Bellwether’s character was initially written as a male ram before the decision was made to change the character to a female sheep.
Chief Bogo’s design was based on a combination of a Cape buffalo and a bulldog.
The design for Gazelle’s backup dancers was inspired by a mix between a hyena and a warthog.
Yax’s design was initially intended to be a hippopotamus but was later changed to a yak.
Bonnie and Stu Hopps were originally written as a more typical suburban family before the decision was made to make them carrot farmers.
Bellwether’s character was based on a combination of a lamb’s innocent appearance and a poodle’s froufrou nature.
Nick’s character design was intentionally made to look like a sly con artist, with a slicked-back hairstyle and a sharp suit.
Gideon Grey’s name is a reference to the character of the same name in the book “
Nick Wilde’s original character design was more realistic, with brown fur and a more fox-like appearance. It was later changed to the more stylized design seen in the final film.
Chief Bogo’s name is a play on the word “bogus,” which means fake or fraudulent.
Bellwether’s character was inspired by the stereotype of sheep being followers rather than leaders.
Nick’s character arc was originally much darker, with him being a more ruthless con artist who had actually committed crimes in the past. This was later softened to make him a more sympathetic character.
The design for Gazelle’s outfit was inspired by traditional African clothing.
Clawhauser’s love for donuts was inspired by co-director Rich Moore’s own love of donuts.
Yax’s character design was inspired by the hippie movement of the 1960s.
Gideon Grey’s character arc was inspired by the classic fairy tale of “The Ugly Duckling.”
Nick’s character was originally going to be a Siberian tiger, but this was later changed to a fox.
Finnick’s name is a play on the word “finicky,” which means overly particular or fussy.
The design for the Night Howlers was inspired by the glowing mushrooms found in real-life forests.
The design for the character of Mayor Lionheart was based on a mix between a lion and a bull.
Assistant Mayor Bellwether’s name is a reference to the bellwether, which is the lead sheep in a flock.
The design for the character of Duke Weaselton was inspired by the weasel characters from the Disney animated film “The Wind in the Willows.”
Nick Wilde’s voice actor, Jason Bateman, has said that he was drawn to the character because he saw him as a reflection of his own sarcastic sense of humor.
The design for the character of Jerry Jumbeaux Jr. was based on a combination of a musk ox and a candy store.
The character of Judy’s father, Stu Hopps, was originally going to be a bumbling farmer before the decision was made to make him a supportive and loving parent.
The design for the character of Dawn Bellwether was based on the breeds of sheep known as Babydoll and Harlequin.
The design for the character of Mayor Lionheart’s office was inspired by the interior of the Chrysler Building in New York City.
The character of Duke Weaselton was originally going to be named Duke Weselton, but this was changed to avoid confusion with the character of the same name in “Frozen.”
The design for the character of Mr. Otterton was inspired by the sea otters found off the coast of California.
The character of Gideon Grey was originally going to be a bully who tormented Judy as a child before the decision was made to turn him into a reformed character.
The design for the character of Stu Hopps was based on the breeds of rabbit known as the Flemish Giant and the Checkered Giant.
The design for the character of Gideon Grey’s carrot pen was inspired by the pencils made from carrots that were used during World War II.
The character of Bonnie Hopps was initially going to be a homemaker who stayed at home to take care of her children before the decision was made to make her a carrot farmer.
The design for the character of Gary, one of the polar bears in the movie, was based on the polar bears found in the Arctic.