A new exhibit about the upcoming “Zootopia” animated film will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on January 29.
Located inside Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, the exhibit will showcase the extensive behind-the-scenes work that was done as part of the research completed for the movie, which opens in theaters on March 4.
Researchers for the animated film took 18 months to observe animals and their behaviors, with part of that time spent at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
“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,” “Zootopia” producer Clark Spencer told the Disney Parks Blog. “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.”
Guests at Walt Disney World can also check out a sneak peek of the movie at the One Man’s Dream attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting Thursday, January 21. The preview will also be shown at the Bug’s Life Theater located at Disney California Adventure beginning January 22.