Remember one of the earliest Art of the Day posts we did on ZNN? With Robin Hood? Apparently the official Disney animators had a similar idea, and even animated Nick in the famous green getup at one point!
At D23, Renato Dos Anjos, head animator of Zootopia, and Kira Lehtomaki, lead animator for Judy Hopps, gave a panel on how they went about animating all the animals found in Zootopia- Especially how they animated their motion and kept it animal-like. Plus, we get to see the original video footage of John Lasseter eating the tiny cake, (which they used to model Nick’s actions in the movie), and Judy going full-on startled rabbit. It’s great!
HUGE thanks to Cimar of Turalis / Wildehopps, who acted as ZNN’s semi-official correspondant throughout the D23 event! He got us a lot of things for post-D23 articles, so expect some cool stuff from him over the next couple of days!