Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s Oscar-winning 2016 animated action-comedy gets its own spin-off series streaming later this week; six new stories return to the mammal metropolis for a deep dive into the film’s characters.
Disney+ has released a trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia+, a new series that heads back to the mammal metropolis of Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s Oscar-winning 2016 animated comedy-adventure, Zootopia and promises a deeper dive into the lives of the Oscar-winning feature film’s most intriguing residents, including Fru Fru, the fashion-forward arctic shrew; ZPD dispatcher Clawhauser, the sweet-toothed cheetah; and Flash, the smiling sloth. All six episodes hit the streamer November 9.
Josie Trinidad (Zootopia, Ralph Breaks the Internet) and Trent Correy (Once Upon a Snowman, Drop) direct the series, and Nathan Curtis (Encanto, Raya and the Last Dragon) is the producer.
Discover 6 all-new stories in Disney’s Zootopia+, an Original series streaming Wednesday only on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/QsPMALerPt
— Disney Animation (@DisneyAnimation) November 7, 2022
Here's a rundown of the episodes premiering later this week:
Episode 1 “Hopp on Board”
Judy boards the train from Bunny Burrow to Zootopia to begin her life as the big city’s first bunny cop, and Stu and Bonnie’s youngest daughter, Molly, board too. The down-to-earth duo is forced out of their comfort zone and into an action-packed rescue mission.
Episode 2 “The Real Rodents of Little Rodentia”
Newly engaged, Fru Fru kicks off wedding planning with enthusiasm and flourish—at least until her scene-stealing cousin Tru Tru arrives to assume the role of Shrew of Honor. A battle for the spotlight ensues until a close call with a giant donut reveals that, for better or worse, no one knows you better than family.
Episode 3 “Duke the Musical”
After being wrangled and arrested in a giant donut—compliments of Officer Judy Hopps—clever criminal weasel Duke reevaluates his life, pondering where he went wrong—in song. Then, in a musical aptly staged in his own mind, Duke contemplates how to go from a small-time crook to the Big Time!
Episode 4 “The Godfather of the Bride”
A touching tale about the powerful arctic shrew known as Mr. Big revisits Fru Fru’s big day when he delivers a revelatory father-of-the-bride speech. Then, returning to his days as Mr. Small, a new immigrant to Zootopia, he imparts the wisdom he gained about the importance of friends, family, and community.
Episode 5 “So You Think You Can Prance”
ZPD dispatcher Clawhauser persuades his boss, Chief Bogo, to audition for “So You Think You Can Prance.” The stakes are high as the ultimate prize is a dream-come-true opportunity to dance on stage with megastar pop sensation Gazelle.
Episode 6 “Dinner Rush”
As a super server, Sam urgently tries to finish her restaurant shift to make a once-in-a-lifetime Gazelle concert. But Flash and Priscilla show up at the last minute, hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner.