Win a Zootropolis hamper from Disney South Africa

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootropolis,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opened in theaters on March 4, 2016.

FUN FACTS about Zootropolis:

ADD IT UP — There are 64 unique species in Zootopia and most species are unique in topology: elephants have trunks, pigs have snouts; some animals have hooves, some have paws; some have three fingers, some have two.

ZOOTROPOLIS

HAIRY SITUATION – While researching the variety of animals that would inhabit Zootopia, filmmakers learned that not all fur is the same. A strand of polar bear fur is clear—it’s the light reflecting off of it that makes it appear white—and a strand of fox fur is dark at the root, getting lighter till its red tip. Artists strived to replicate their findings to ensure that the animals in “Zootopia” were believable.

LITTLE LAMB – Artists designing Assistant Mayor Bellwether were inspired by the lambs in the old Disney films “Make Mine Music” and “Melody Time.”

Win a Zootropolis hamper from Disney South Africa

FANCY – Artists crafted six unique outfits for Assistant Mayor Bellwether. The chosen fabric, naturally, was wool. Her outfits include a houndstooth dress, a blazer and a little bell in honor of her moniker. She also has an orange dress with a scissor pattern that represents shears.

HEAR ME ROAR – Artists were inspired by Mufasa from Disney’s classic film “The Lion King” when creating the look of Mayor Lionheart.

Win a Zootropolis hamper from Disney South Africa

THE EYES HAVE IT — Clawhauser may not share a real cheetah’s svelte shape, but he does sport the animal’s iconic tear marks—markings that run from the inside corners of his eyes down to the outside edges of his mouth.

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ROLL IN THE HAY – In an effort to bolster the animal-feel, artists added bits of debris—hay, leaves, sticks—in the coats of animals like the big sheep and Yax the Yak.

Win a Zootropolis hamper from Disney South Africa

HERE KITTY KITTY – Nathan Warner, director of cinematography-layout, got a pat on the back from a real-life cheetah during their research trip to Africa. The rescued animal that caretakers had introduced to the filmmakers seemingly took offense to the camera Warner carried and leapt up to let him know. Both filmmaker and cat were just fine following the event.

STIFF UPPER LIP – When artists realized that real rabbits actually have a split upper lip, they decided to forego authenticity in this case and kept Judy’s lip all together.

Win a Zootropolis hamper from Disney South Africa

TWEEZE ME – Advances in technology allowed filmmakers to trim the fur that fell beneath clothing so that the garments hung correctly. Previously, hairs that intersected with an item of clothing—like Bolt’s collar—had to be plucked one by one, which would have been an impossible feat in a film like “Zootopia.”

I haven’t watched the movie yet but I plan on taking my daughter Kitana soon. She is a huge Disney fan and she loves animals so I am sure she is going to enjoy this one!

COMPETITION:

Win one of two Zootropolis hampers from Disney South Africa

Win one of two Zootropolis hampers from Disney South Africa

Each hamper contains:

• Stationery Set
• Sticker Set
• Double Wall Plastic Cup
• Ice Cube Tray
• Draw-String Bag

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  1. NOLENE HARICHANDRA
    2016-03-09 / 11:09

    HAIRY SITUATION – While researching the variety of animals that would inhabit Zootopia, filmmakers learned that not all fur is the same. A strand of polar bear fur is clear—it’s the light reflecting off of it that makes it appear white—and a strand of fox fur is dark at the root, getting lighter till its red tip. Artists strived to replicate their findings to ensure that the animals in “Zootopia” were believable.

  2. Carolyn Augustus
    2016-03-09 / 11:14

    There are 64 unique species in Zootopia and most species are unique in topology: elephants have trunks, pigs have snouts; some animals have hooves, some have paws; some have three fingers, some have two.

  3. Bongiwe Mbhele
    2016-03-09 / 11:19

    There are 64 unique species in Zootopia and most species are unique in topology: elephants have trunks, pigs have snouts; some animals have hooves, some have paws; some have three fingers, some have two.

  4. Bev Oelofse
    2016-03-09 / 11:29

    There are 64 unique species in Zootopia and most species are unique in topology: elephants have trunks, pigs have snouts; some animals have hooves, some have paws; some have three fingers, some have two.

  5. 2016-03-09 / 11:52

    HEAR ME ROAR – Artists were inspired by Mufasa from Disney’s classic film “The Lion King” when creating the look of Mayor Lionheart.

  6. Melissa
    2016-03-09 / 12:49

    In an effort to bolster the animal-feel, artists added bits of debris—hay, leaves, sticks—in the coats of animals like the big sheep and Yax the Yak.

  7. 2016-03-09 / 13:14

    The character of Bogo, the police chief, needed to be intimidating whenever he was on the screen. To get the feel right, they looked at body builders who are also in the Sheriff’s department or are police officers. They realized that none of them could button their top button, so they went with that style for Bogo

  8. Sameera rawat
    2016-03-09 / 13:29

    There are 64 unique species in Zootopia and most species are unique in topology: elephants have trunks, pigs have snouts; some animals have hooves, some have paws; some have three fingers, some have two.

  9. Megan Hartwig
    2016-03-09 / 13:38

    Artists were inspired by Mufasa from Disney’s classic film “The Lion King” when creating the look of Mayor Lionheart.

  10. Natalie
    2016-03-10 / 06:33

    This is longest animated movie by Disney Studios since anthology film Fantasia in 1940. Shared on twitter, following on instagram.

  11. kamilah francis
    2016-03-11 / 07:14

    The metropolis of Zootropolis is a melting pot where animals from every environment live together-a place no matter what you are,from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew,you can be anything.

  12. Seri
    2016-03-12 / 23:00

    Must it be any fact or a fact from zootroplis?

    PS: just in case I will leave both ( one a zootroplis fact and other being a fun fact)

    1) The name Wall-E was inspired by Walter Disney Elias.

    2) To create/to come up with the character Juddy Hops ( bunny cop) filmmakers visited wild life centres as well as have real live rabbits in their studio..and because of Serving these rabbits they have learnt how rabbits turn to sounds before they do and how rabbits twitch their noses. So that is how they got an idea of creating this character 🙂

    • 2016-03-18 / 09:49

      Congrats you won! DM me your details on Facebook. 😉

  13. Seri
    2016-03-12 / 23:02

    1)Artists designing Assistant Mayor Bellwether were inspired by the lambs in the old Disney films “Make Mine Music” and “Melody Time.”

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