Zootopia, also known as Zootropolis in various regions, became a Disney triumph fun when it got released in 2016; nuanced, hilarious, with well-rounded character and not exactly subtle, but still important messages for our own society. With so many Disney films and not only getting adaptations lately, will there be another Zootopia film as well, and when will it release?
For the uninitiated, Zootopia might remind you of a more innocent version of Beastars; in urban Zootopia, where both herbivores and carnivores have overcome their instincts, and animals can be anything at all, no matter their species, Judy, a rabbit, is excited to start her career as a police officer.
Unfortunately, she soon finds that her supposedly egalitarian society isn't the paradise she believed it to be. Not only is she relegated to a minor role due to her small stature, but she soon gets implicated in a case of missing animals. In her investigation, she's aided by an unlikely ally; Nick, a fox con-artist with a tragic past, who has suffered due to others' mistrust for his species. On their way, they encounter ridiculously slow sloth bureaucrats, a rodent godfather with an uncanny relationship to Vito Corleone, and other interesting types that will stay with you for some time.
So, are we going to see the iconic duo again soon?
Zootopia 2: Will There Be One?
Fans of the first movie can't have enough of Nick and Judy, so it would make sense for a second Zootopia movie to hit our screens at some point. In 2018, directors Rich Moore and Byron Howard revealed potential plans for a second movie.
A second Zootopia movie would definitely work; the creators would have to work hard to make it fresh and interesting, rather than a virtual copy/paste, but we can definitely see Judy and Nick solving another mystery.
Zootopia 2 Release Date
At the time of writing, we don't have definitive proof of the scheduled release date for Zootopia 2. While Another Zootopia film is a very real possibility, we have yet to see an official trailer. The 24th of November 2021 has circulated online as the presumed release date for the movie, but this can't be traced back to Disney or the directors' words as of October 2021.
A good indication that the second Zootopia is not ready to be released other than the absence of an official trailer is the absence of Wikipedia and IMDb pages. While the content on these pages is often user-generated, they do tend to get updated when new movies are certainly on the horizon.
We'll be extra vigilant to update you first if Zootopia 2021 does end up coming out in 2021, or if it gets a release date. It's hard to make an informed guess, especially most media have been affected by covid, some severely so, but we hope 2022 is going to be better as movie updates go.
Meanwhile, Disney+ has announced Zootopia+, a TV series, expected to be released on their platform at some point in 2022.