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Disney drops first teaser trailer for Zootropolis

Disney has released the first trailer for next year’s Zootropolis, an animated feature set in a mammalian metropolis featuring every type of animal imaginable. Officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin), a rabbit, leads the film as a newbie to the city who must make her mark as the first bunny on the force.

In order to prove she’s no push-over, she teams up with the quippy, fast-talking fox Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) to crack a mysterious case. According to director Rich Moore, who helmed 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph, the film is “a nod to the great Disney animated animal films we all grew up with, but with a funny, contemporary twist.” Check out the first teaser below and see for yourself.

Bateman’s voiceover leads this tongue-in-cheek teaser, which sets up the world of Zootropolis as opposed to delving into the finer plot points. Addressing the issues of how animals behave like humans in movies is a neat meta-twist - especially with Bateman’s dry delivery as a rather fantastic fox.

Zootropolis opens in the UK on March 25, 2016 and in the US - under the name Zootopia - on March 4.

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.