As first reported by Stitch Kingdom back in March, Disney today confirmed a series of new shorts based on a new franchise titled Frozen Northern Lights. As also reported by Stitch Kingdom, the franchise will kick off this summer with a book release from Random House titled Frozen Northern Lights: Journey to the Lights. The 224 page book positions itself as an adaptation of the new franchise’s storyline, with the publisher’s descriptions as follows:
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Zootopia will be available to own on June 7, 2016 in several formats including the Ultimate Collector’s Edition which features the film in 3D Blu-ray format as well as Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD formats. Other formats include Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Disney Movies Anywhere. The Blu-ray will feature 28 minutes of additional footage not seen in the original film. In addition, Target has announced a retailer exclusive with cover art plus over 15 minutes of content including voice cast interviews and first cuts from the film.
UPDATE: Disney has now confirmed four new LEGO Frozen Northern Lights shorts to debut this fall on Disney Channel
Several months ago, we received an anonymous tip which went something to the effect of ‘Frozen Northern Lights, have fun with it!’ While it was greatly appreciated, we weren’t sure exactly which direction to run with it. It’s fairly common knowledge that given all the known (and presumably unknown) projects tied to Frozen, that we couldn’t begin to know where to apply such a simple title.
About a month ago, we shared a teaser video for ‘Try Everything’ from the Japanese dub of Zootopia which features Dream Ami in the role of Gazelle. Since then we have uploaded a full version of the sequence as it was released by Walt Disney Studios Japan — who in true Japanese style decided to include additional kawaii and emotional footage of Judy leaving her family for the big city. You can watch the full 3 1/2 minute sequence below:
Known for his viral magic videos on Vine, Internet star Zach King (currently appearing on CBS’s ‘The Amazing Race’) also has a cameo in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia (March 4, 2016), in which he lends his voice to a very sneaky wolf being held in a Zootopia PD cell.
Walt Disney Studios Japan has released a new music video for Zootopia featuring ‘Try Everything’ as performed by Dream Ami, who also provides the voice of Gazelle in the Japan version of the film. You can watch the video which features new footage (including the Frozen Easter egg first reported by Stitch Kingdom) embedded below.
Face it, there is no escaping of Frozen, even for the citizens of Disney’s Zootopia (March 4, 2016). We had already reported earlier this year that Kristen Bell had a cameo voicing Priscilla the Sloth from the DMV, but earlier tonight, we released several new high-res stills from the film and it didn’t take Stitch Kingdom reader Ashley Boh long to find a tribute to the film in the panoramic shot of Tundra Town.
— Ashley Boh Art (@ashleybohart) February 18, 2016
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Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with several all new, previously unreleased stills from its upcoming film, Zootopia (March 4, 2016), which you can find embedded in our new gallery below, containing our current collection of images from the film.
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At the 2016 New York International Toy Fair, TOMY previewed some of the toys it will be releasing this fall in support of Zootopia (March 4, 2016). Among the new items shown were new action figure packs such as Chief Bogo with ‘mouse criminal’ and Flash the Sloth with an unnamed mouse character. In addition, new play sets were introduced as well as a plush version of Gazelle ($24.99) that plays ‘Try Everything’ as performed by the character’s voice actor, Shakira. Also shown was Judy’s Carrot Recorder and Badge ($14.99) role play accessory set which records up to 10 seconds for playback.
In response to an inquiry to Walt Disney Animation Studios, we were told that it’s very likely that the studio will be releasing a brand new short in 2016. This is, of course, good news. However it appears that the unidentified short is currently in production and so the studio is aiming for a release alongside Moana (November 23, 2016), so we won’t be seeing a short with Zootopia which, according to the BBFC, clocks in at just over 108 minutes in length.
However, speaking of Zootopia….