For those of you going to D23 and were disappointed to see there wasn’t anything specifically Zootopia related… Disney pulled a fast one on us! According to the official D23 Expo 2017 App (which you can find on the app store or google play), there is now a new panel that
apparently wasn’t scheduled last night. for some reason we didn’t learn about until just now.
Anim(al)ation: Animating Zootopia, is a one-hour panel hosted by the Head of Animation on Zootopia, Renato dos Anjos, and the main animation supervisor for Judy Hopps, Kira Lehtomaki.
The official description states:
“Zootopia” head of animation Renato dos Anjos and animation supervisor for the character Judy Hopps, Kira Lehtomaki, share behind-the-scenes content, animation tests, and research footage highlighting the work that went into bringing the characters of “Zootopia” to life.
Afterwards, they will be signing exclusive artwork, so be sure to stick around for that as well!
At this time, the app still has not confirmed a location, The panel will take place at the Walt Disney Animation Studios booth in Hall C, and it is scheduled from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM pacific time. Talk about last second! If you’re at D23, you’d better get over there fast!