Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Zootopia 2 in an official statement. Walt Disney Animation will immerse audiences into this animated universe once again. A release date is not yet announced.

Critics praised the 2016 movie Zootopia which starred Ginnifer goodwin and followed her journey to become the rabbit police officer. The outstanding voice cast includes actors such as Jason Bateman Idris Eba and Jenny Slate.

The first film has been gaining popularity since its release due to the thoughtful treatment it gives to themes such as racial diversity and cultural diversity.

Disney has revealed that a theatrical sequel will be released alongside Toy Story 5 & Frozen 3 in autumn 2022, as well as Disney+ spin-off Zootopia+.

Zootopia 2 will hit shelves on 22 March 2019. Here is all we know so far regarding packaging and release dates.

When is Zootopia 2 coming out?

Zootopia 2 could be released in November 2020 or November 2026.

Zootopia 2 will not hit theaters until 2023, although its release was initially announced alongside Toy Story 5 & Frozen 3 at Disney Infinity in February of that year. As yet there has been no update regarding its release date. It is expected to be released within one of three unannounced periods for Disney animated movies:

27 November 2024

  • 7 March 2025
  • 26 November 2025

Stephanie Beatriz, star of Encanto, said in 2023 that her film’s crew was working on Zootopia 2 She also spoke about the possibility of a follow-up. Although it’s not clear how far the film has progressed, November 27, 2024 is still possible for its release.

The ongoing SAGAFTRA strike could make this window less productive. Zootopia 2 will likely hit theaters on March 7th 2025 to coincide with its predecessor. But due to early development work underway for this sequel film, its premiere may occur as early as November 26th 2025 or even earlier!

Zootopia+, the 2022 film in the franchise universe, gave us a glimpse of the world and brought back several beloved characters. It is expected that most of these characters will return in Zootopia 2 along with Judy Hopps, Ginnifer goodwin and Nick Wilde, Jason Bateman. They will likely solve another mystery.

Where can you buy Zootopia 2?

Zootopia 2 is expected to open in cinemas.

Zootopia is described in the following official synopsis:

“A cunning rabbit and a rookie fox work together to solve an investigation.”

Zootopia 2, cast rumors

We expect that the main cast from Zootopia 2 will be returning, including Ginny Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris.

Maurice LaMarche’s Mr. Big, and Shakira’s music sensation Gazelle could also be making a return. We’re still awaiting details including the identity and appearance of the new Disney villain.

This is the cast list of Zootopia 2.

  • Judy Hopps is played by Ginnifer goodwin
  • Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde
  • Jenny Slate as Dawn Bellwether
  • Idris elba plays Chief Bogo
  • Nate Torrence as Benjamin Claw Hauser
  • Bonnie Hopps, played by Bonnie Hunt
  • Don Lake plays Stu Hopps
  • Tommy Chong as Yax
  • Mayor Lionheart is played by J. K. Simmons
  • Otterton is played by Octavia Parker
  • Alan Tudyk, as Duke Weaselton
  • Shakira portraying Gazelle
  • Big Maurice LaMarche

What is the theme for Zootopia 2?

Zootopia 2 will probably keep up with Judy Hopps’ and Nick Wilde’s successes and failures as partners in the police force.

The plot may revolve around the two of them being given a new case to solve, depending on the way the story unfolds. The story may include the return of Mayor Lionheart, Bellwether, or a new villain connected to this case.

Disney, which is known to make the most of its properties and films, might also continue a storyline from Zootopia+.

There is no evidence that supports any romantic suspicions about Nick and Judy.

Zootopia 2 trailer speculation

The first Zootopia 2 Trailer is most likely to be released in 2025.

A teaser for 2025 is a reasonable guess, as the production hasn’t started yet. We’ll be able to know with more certainty when we can expect trailers once a release date has been announced.

Here’s a trailer for the TV series based on the film, in the meantime. Disney Plus also allows you to watch some of the greatest animated movies again.

Where can I find Zootopia 2 on TV?

Zootopia 2 is expected to be released in cinemas but there’s still a small chance it could land on Disney Plus before.

Disney would likely like its sequel movie(s) to debut at least 45 days in theaters before streaming is made available based on popularity and success of original movie(s). But who knows! Things could always change!

Recent releases, like live-action The Little Mermaid or Elemental movies, demonstrate this trend; initially running only briefly in theaters before making an online streaming release a few months afterward (for more info see How to Watch the Little Mermaid).

In the decade of 2020, there were a lot of animated films that are entertaining. Check out our list of top Disney Plus shows available now. We have also included information on the release date of Toy Story 5 as well as Frozen 3 in our ranking.

Disney Plus added a lot of new characters to its Disney Plus service this year. Here’s a list of the best Frozen characters. We also have a review of Elemental to encourage you to check it out.

Zootopia+ is it Zootopia 2, or both?

Zootopia 2 is not a thing. The streaming anthology Zootopia+ will debut on the platform in November 2022.

Zootopia+ follows six different stories set during the events in the first film. Trent Correy, the film’s animation director, and Josie Trinidad will direct the future series.

The streaming series has kept certain aspects of the original movie but it’s not Zootopia 2. Instead, the second film is a complete sequel and will have no extra narrative within the parameters of its predecessor.

What is the name of Zootopia 2?

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Zootopia 2 has not been given a title yet.

Disney has a history of assigning numbers for animated sequels. (e.g. Frozen 2, Toy Story 4). It is therefore reasonable to expect that the Zootopia 2 sequel will also be named Zootopia 2. A subtitle may also be added.

IMDb originally listed the movie as Zootopia 2 – Rise of the Mammalians. A fan art piece revealed that the title was false.

Does Judy and Nick have children in Zootopia 2?

Many people will wonder if Judy (Ginnifer goodwin) and Nick, (Jason Bateman), have developed a relationship since their first film. This could even result in a childbirth.

Rich Moore, co-director of EW’s film “The Great Gatsby”, stated in an earlier interview that they will need to address how two characters relate when producing more movies.

The director refused to comment on the possibility that the two were in a romantic relationship.


  1. What is Zootopia 2?
  2. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that a Zootopia 2 was being developed on February 8, 2023. Later that day, both author Jared Bush as well as co-director Josie Trinidad confirmed their involvement in the film.
  3. Does Judy look like a girl from Zootopia?
  4. Zootopia’s main character is a female bunny named Officer Judith Laverne Hopps. She is a Hopps member and the child of Bonnie and Stu. Judy Hopps is the first bunny ever to work for police in Zootopia.