Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with the directors of some of your favorite Disney movies? Well, after seeing Disney’s Zootopia while I was in Orlando on my sponsored press trip, I was thrilled to have the chance to chat with directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore. And I got a few fun Zootopia trivia things for you!
Learn Zootopia Trivia from the Directors!
If you’re a fan of film trivia, check out these fun facts that the directors of Zootopia shared with us during our interview!
- Research for the film started at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to study the animals. If they were going to do the film, they wanted to do it right.
- The Zootopia research trip to Africa was life changing for Byron as they had the chance to really immerse themselves in the world of the animals.
- Disney’s John Lasseter loved the idea and was all about supporting a film that had animals wearing tiny clothes! I can stand behind this too!
- Byron and Rich had to consider issues like how a particular animal would put their clothes on. How does an armadillo get dressed? Clothes over the shell? Under?
- Until recently, animation where clothing interacted with fur was a challenge so the animation in Zootopia is a huge development.
- They also had to consider professions for the animals and how they would match up. Ever felt like you were dealing with sloths when you deal with the DMV?
- They worked to develop a balance in the scenes where both kids and adults would be entertained. So parents, watch for some Godfather and Breaking Bad references!
- They wanted to tell the story in a way that the messages would resonate with both kids and adults so they included a moment from Juddy Hopps’ childhood that all ages could relate to. Who hasn’t been through a few tough times growing up?
So be sure to take the family to see Zootopia on March 4th. Then you can ponder just how an armadillo gets dressed in the morning!
You can learn more about Zootopia by visiting the website or connecting on social media!
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- Website: http://movies.disney.com/zootopia