I’m back with more Zootopia!
ZOOTOPIA opens in theatres everywhere next month (March 4th), and I’m excited to share some fun, free and printable coloring pages, along with some movie clips and fun facts to get you excited to see the movie!!
ZOOTOPIA Fun Fact #1: 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.
ZOOTOPIA Coloring Pages
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ZOOTOPIA Fun Fact #2: 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.
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ZOOTOPIA Fun Fact #3: Artists designing Assistant Mayor Bellwether were inspired by the lambs in the old Disney films “Make Mine Music” and “Melody Time.”
ZOOTOPIA Paw Print Match-Up
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ZOOTOPIA Fun Fact #4: Artists were inspired by Mufasa from Disney’s classic film “The Lion King” when creating the look of Mayor Lionheart.
Arriving to ZOOTOPIA!
ZOOTOPIA Fun Fact #5: 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.
Fur of a Skunk!
ZOOTOPIA Fun Fact #6: 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.
Elephant in the Room!
ZOOTOPIA Fun Fact #7: 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.
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ZOOTOPIA Fun Fact #8: 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.
ZOOTOPIA opens in theatres everywhere on March 4th!