New ‘Zootopia‘ Images Reveal a Cute ‘Frozen’ Easter Egg
The marketing for Disney’s Zootopia hasn’t exactly hooked us just yet, but early word-of-mouth suggests that the studio’s latest animated adventure is not only smarter and more subversive than the trailers would have you believe, but that Zootopia is right up there with the best of Pixar. Speaking of which: Like Pixar, Zootopia has its own easter eggs connecting it to other Disney films — well, it has at least one easter egg, and you can check it out in this gallery of new, high-res photos from the upcoming film.
The easter egg appears in the first image in the gallery above, courtesy of Stitch Kingdom. Can you spot it? Here:
The little elephants are dressed as Anna and Elsa from Frozen (thanks to Disney Blog and Slashfilm for pointing it out). Big Hero 6 also featured several easter eggs connecting the film to both the Marvel and Disney animated universes, so it’s safe to assume that this won’t be the only hidden reference in Zootopia.
Here’s an official synopsis for Disney’s latest animated effort:
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 film also features the vocal talents of Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, J.K. Simmons, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer and Shakira, with a cameo from Frozen star Kristen Bell. Zootopia hits theaters on March 6.