Watch the D23 Panel, Anim(al)ation: Animating Zootopia!

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!

Check it out after the break!

(this video is the longer one, with most of the presentation)


  1. Robin Hood and Little John walkin' through the forest
    Laughin' back and forth at what the other'ne has to say
    Reminiscin', This-'n'-thattin' havin' such a good time
    Oo-de-lally, oo-de-lally, golly, what a day

  2. Thanks for posting Andy! I was pretty bummed I didn't get into the Expo early enough to see this panel; so glad someone managed to capture it.

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