New exhibit opening at Animal Kingdom featuring “Zootopia”

New exhibit opening at Animal Kingdom featuring "Zootopia"


A new exhibit will be opening at Animal Kingdom next week showing guests what went into the creation of Walt Disney Animation Studios new film, “Zootopia.”

A lot of the research that went into the creation of “Zootopia” actually took place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The filmmakers spent 18 months studying various animals in their habitat at the park.  The filmmakers began back in March of 2014 and worked closely with Animal Kingdom’s top animal staff to study the animals.

“Research is such an important part of every animated film we make at Disney, and for ‘Zootopia’ our research began at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to meet with some of the best animal experts in the world,” said Clark Spencer, producer of “Zootopia.” “Everything that we learned about animal behaviors, personalities and movement our artists incorporated into the world of ‘Zootopia,’ and to now be able to share those discoveries and influences with the guests at the park is truly a full circle moment.”

The exhibit will be located inside Rafiki’s Planet Watch and will open on January 29.

Guests will also be able to catch a sneak peek of “Zootopia at One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and inside Bug’s Life Theater at Disney California Adventure park.  This begins on Friday, January 22.

Zootopia hits theaters on March 4, 2016.

via Disney Parks Blog




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