Disney has announced that its spring release Zootopia will get a theatrical release in China on March 3, day-and-date with the film’s release in the U.S. and U.K. — although some territories will get to enjoy it a bit earlier. The Chinese release will include standard 2D, 3D, IMAX and China Giant Screen formats.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 55th feature is a CG comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard. Set in a world designed for and by animals, where humans never existed, Zootopia follows plucky officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin), the first bunny to ever join the city police force. Things get interesting when she finds herself forced to join forces with a conniving con-artist fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack her first big case — or else kiss her crime fighting dreams goodbye.
The voice cast also features Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, J.K. Simmons, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, Octavia Spencer, Katie Lowes, John DiMaggio, Tommy Lister, Tommy Chong and Shakira.
You can read more about Zootopia in our cover story for the March issue of Animation Magazine (Issue 258).