During the Q1 earnings call on February 9, 2023, Disney CEO Bob Iger shared that the animation studios were currently working on sequels for popular franchises such as Toy Story, Frozen, and Zootopia. He expressed his happiness about this development and highlighted how it aligns with their focus on leveraging their successful brands and franchises. Although there are no further details available at this time, more information about these productions is expected to be announced soon.
Despite the huge success of their previous films such as Frozen 2, which grossed $1.45 billion in 2019, Toy Story 4, which made $1.07 billion in the same year, and Zootopia, which earned $1.02 billion in 2016, Disney’s recent announcement about a $5.5 billion cost-cutting plan and the loss of 7,000 jobs has brought some negative news. Here’s everything you need to know about season 2 of Zootopia.
Zootopia 2 Release Date
If you’re eagerly waiting for the release of Zootopia 2, it’s important to understand that animated films require a considerable amount of time and effort to create, even with the advanced technology available to Disney/Pixar. As of now, there’s no official release date for the movie, but it’s unlikely to hit the screens this year.
Pixar’s schedule currently has three untitled entries slated for June 2025, March 2026, and June 2026. Among the three sequels announced by Iger, Zootopia has the earliest release date, indicating that it might come out first. Therefore, Zootopia 2 could hit theaters in June 2025, which means fans may have to wait for another two years.
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Expected Cast Of Zootopia 2
Although the cast for Zootopia 2 hasn’t been announced yet, it’s hard to imagine a sequel without the iconic duo of Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) and Nick Wilde (voiced by Eddie Murphy).
Apart from them, several other popular characters from the first movie could also make a comeback, including: (additions can be made based on the previous movie’s characters)
- Idris Elba (Chief Bogo)
- Jenny Slate (Bellwether)
- Nate Torrence (Clawhauser)
- Bonnie Hunt (Bonnie Hopps)
- Don Lake (Stu Hopps)
- Tommy Chong (Yax)
- J.K. Simmons (Mayor Lionheart)
- Octavia Spencer (Mrs. Otterton)
- Alan Tudyk (Duke Weaselton)
- Shakira (Gazelle)
Plot Of Zootopia 2
In the movie Zootopia, we are introduced to the bustling city of Zootopia, where animals of all shapes and sizes coexist harmoniously. The story revolves around Judy Hopps, a determined young rabbit who becomes the first of her kind to join the police force. However, she soon realizes that law enforcement is no easy task. Despite the challenges, Judy seizes the opportunity to prove her worth by taking on a complicated case, but her efforts are impeded by the wily and street-smart Nick Wilde, a fox who becomes her reluctant partner.
Although the storyline for Zootopia 2 hasn’t been confirmed yet, it’s highly probable that the two main characters, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, will return since they are the heart of the franchise. Their presence would undoubtedly make the sequel feel complete, and hence, it’s hard to imagine the movie without them.
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The second installment is likely to continue where the first movie left off, with Judy and Nick progressing in their respective careers. Judy, now a well-respected member of the Zootopia Police Department, might have some new challenges to face, while Nick, as the first fox officer of the department, could take on more significant responsibilities as Judy’s partner.