Zootopia 2 release date speculation, cast list, plot, and more news

Ever since Zootopia burst onto our screens in 2016, everyone has been waiting with bated breath for news of a Zootopia 2 release date.

zootopia 2 release date: judy and nick

What is the Zootopia 2 release date? As great as the internet can be, it can sometimes be misleading — with a lot of unverified release dates for a supposed Zootopia 2 popping up as of late. Everyone knows that the cardinal rule of the world wide web is “Don’t believe everything you read unless it’s on The Digital Fix website.” So, in the spirit of getting you the most accurate information possible, let’s dive into what’s really happening with Zootopia 2.

The good news is a Zootopia sequel is actually happening. Back when the comedy movie first came out, director Rich Moore spoke about the idea of revisiting his animal kingdom, and Disney has granted that wish.

Needless to say, as a box office, critical, and awards season hit, you can’t deny people want more of Zootropolis and its surprisingly efficient police force. So, it’s no surprise there’s a sequel to the original family movie on the way. Here, we dive into all things surrounding the Zootopia 2 release date.

Zootopia 2 release date speculation

While the film is in development, we don’t have a Zootopia 2 release date and we think it will be at least 2025 before it arrives.

A sequel to Zootopia (which is probably one of the best animated movies ever made) was greenlit in February 2023, which is good news, but it also means it could be a while until we get the flick.

However, the franchise has been somewhat revived of late, with the animated series Zootopia Plus hitting the streaming service Disney Plus back in November 2022. So at least there’s that to keep us occupied for now.

Zootopia 2 release date: Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde

Zootopia 2 cast speculation

We expect all the main players from the first movie will reprise their roles in the Zootopia 2 cast — with Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, and Idris Elba likely to be back for more.

Here’s who might be in the Zootopia 2 cast list:

  • Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps
  • Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde
  • Jenny Slate as Dawn Bellwether
  • Idris Elba as Chief Bogo
  • Nate Torrence as Benjamin Clawhauser
  • Bonnie Hunt as Bonnie Hopps
  • Don Lake as Stu Hopps
  • Tommy Chong as Yax
  • J. K. Simmons as Mayor Lionheart
  • Octavia Spencer as Mrs Otterton
  • Alan Tudyk as Duke Weaselton

Zootopia 2 release date: the cast of Zootopia

Zootopia 2 plot speculation

Zootopia 2 will likely follow Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde’s trials and tribulations as official partners on the police force.

The central plot of the film will probably focus on the pair being assigned another case to unravel and could feature either a new movie villain related to this case or the return of Mayor Lionheart and Bellwether, depending on the direction the story takes.

Alternatively, the Disney movie could also follow up on one of the storylines or sub-plots we are introduced to in the web series Zootopia Plus, as we know Disney loves to make the most of its franchises.

Zootopia 2 release date: Stu Hopps and Bonnie Hopps

Zootopia 2 trailer speculation

There is no trailer for Zootopia 2 at the moment, and it will be a while until we get one. For now, here’s the trailer for the new TV series based on the movie.

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Where can I watch Zootopia 2?

We imagine Zootopia 2 will get a theatrical release, but there is a chance it could go straight to Disney Plus. Given the success of the first film, it’s likely Disney would want a sequel in cinemas, but you never know.

No matter the fate of Zootopia 2, 2023 is still going to be a year rich with sequels. So, why not check out our guide on some of the best new movies to look out for this year? We’ve also been working on a list of the best movies ever made, which may ruffle a few feathers. Or, why not check out what we know about the Frozen 3 release date for more Disney sequel fun.