Zootopia is the best movie of 2016. Yes, that statement is my opinion, but it’s not just me that thinks this. Hundreds of reviews on Rotten Tomatoes landed it firmly in the top 10 animated films of all time. Millions of people voted with their wallets, earning it a whopping $1,023,623,796 in the box office– the second Disney animated movie ever to do so.
And now, Disney has put it among the films it feels are worthy of awards by major Movie Award organizations (i.e. The Oscars).
If an animated movie were ever to win Best Picture, Zootopia would completely deserve it. But that’s not even the actual news I’m here to report.
As a part of the process involved with these awards, Disney has released the complete, unaltered, Zootopia Script. And it’s free for your viewing pleasure.
At 110 pages long, the script is full of things we rarely see in the final movie, such as direction notes and sound cues. There are also some interesting tidbits we didn’t know about before. For example, the Astronaut Sheep from the Carrot Days Festival is named Sharla, the police academy drill instructor’s name is Major Friedkin, and Bucky and Pronk are actually named Kudu Pootosser and Oryx Pootosser. And apparently they’re described as “Artsy”. Who knew?
Check it out for yourself over on the Walt Disney Studios Awards website! And be sure to leave a comment below if you find any other fun facts that may or may not have actually made it into the movie!