Today is the day we usher in and welcome home Zootopia on Blu-Ray and Digital HD with special bonus content!!! I don’t know what I am most excited for, the movie itself or the incredible bonus content – there is soooo much of it!!!
Zootopia on Blu-ray and more!
Zootopia is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand – however this last option does not include bonus content. Welcome to the world of Zootopia, where the animals live in a society much like our very own, a metropolis of sorts which allows animals to be animals and roam free, on two legs and consume popscicle sticks and prey and predator live and work side by side, you know, totally animal like.
I’ve loved Zootopia since I first saw it. Not only did Zootopia produce lots of laughter from me and my 4-year-old, but everyone else in the theater was in stitches too. When a film can teach you new things, it’s always a winner in my book and Zootopia does just that for little ones. What’s a sloth, just ask Em and she can tell you all about this new animal she learned about thanks to Zootopia. The movie touches on important subjects like bias and how different animals (and ultimately people) can live together and get along, as well as why it’s important never to judge a book by its cover. You can read more about my Zootopia movie review here because I really want to tell you all about this amazing bonus content that is featured with the release of Zootopia on Blu-ray.
Zootopia on Blu-ray Bonus Content
The Zootopia bonus content is incredible. It includes candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind Zootopia, an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes. It also includes a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that make reference to Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters. If you want to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the bonus content, then you’ll need to get one of the Blu-ray/DVD combo packs with the Digital HD – which includes an exclusive International Character Reel – See the variances in news reporters in Zootopia around the world!
BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
Zoology: The Roundtables – Ginnifer Goodwin hosts an in-depth look at the movie’s characters, animation, environments and more. The artists at Disney Animation give a rare and in-depth look at the complexities of bringing an all-animal world to life from the ground-breaking technology behind the characters’ fur and clothing to the varied and vast environments of Tundratown, Sahara Square and the Rainforest District as well as the deep thought and research given to bringing 64 unique animal species to life through animation.
The Origin of an Animal Tale – Follow the story’s development from its origins to a big story shift that turned the film upside down. In this documentary, filmmakers give a candid look into the difficulties of creating the story of Zootopia and the bold decision to switch the main character late in the production process, putting one resolute rabbit center stage.
Research: A True-Life Adventure – The filmmakers traveled the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia. They reflect on the importance of research and how a deep dive into animal behavior at Disney Animal Kingdom theme park and a deep immersion into animal society on the African savanna shaped and inspired the characters of Zootopia and changed the filmmakers’ lives forever.
Z.P.D. Forensic Files – Find the movie’s hidden Easter Eggs. Every city has its hidden gems, especially when it has been created by the filmmakers of Disney Animation who love nothing more than sprinkling hidden references to some of Disney’s greatest animated features throughout the story.
Scoretopia – Academy Award®-winning composer, Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema’s greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his powerful and emotional music score. (on DVD)
Deleted Characters – Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut.
Alternate Opening – Young Judy Hopps rescues a fellow classmate and realizes she can reach beyond a life in carrot farming to a future in law enforcement.
Wild Times! Pitch – Nick desperately pitches the bankers of Zootopia on funding Wild Times!, an amusement park made exclusively for the predators of Zootopia and a sure-fire, money-making scheme for Nick and his friends.
Alternate Homesick Hopps – After a frustrating first day on the force, Judy has a conversation with her parents. See how this scene changed from a heartfelt conversation with her parents to tough love when her parents discover their daughter is only a meter maid and not a “real cop.”
Detective Work – Judy borrows a fellow police officer’s computer to conduct research, which turns out to be no small task.
Alternate Jumbo Pop – In this early version of the story where Nick was the main character, the filmmakers and Jason Bateman were able to take hustling to a new level.
Hopps’ Apartment – When Judy’s entire family pays her a surprise visit they are shocked to discover the company she’s keeping.
The Taming Party – In this emotional clip from an early version of “Zootopia,” Judy attends her first “taming party” and gains a deeper understanding of the plight of the predator.
Zootopia runs approx. 108 minutes, is rated PG and is NOW available in Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand. If you didn’t have a chance to pre-order Zootopia on Blu-ray, now is the time to grab a copy from Amazon (affiliate link) for your next movie night.
Which of the special bonus content are you most eager to watch?
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