In 2019, The Walt Disney Company announced that it would build its very first Zootopia-themed lot at Shanghai Disneyland, and it’s safe to say fans of the film were thrilled.
Now, as the Imagineers continue to work hard to bring Earth to life, fans have had their first glimpse of one of the animatronics who will be involved in the Zootopia-themed field at Destination D23 yesterday.
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Disney Park and Experiences and Products President Josh D’Amaro made a special appearance at the Destination D23 2021 event at Disney’s Contemporary Resort yesterday as he revealed a first glimpse of one of the animatronics for Shanghai Disneyland’s Zootopia-themed field.
The animatronics is that of Yax the Yak, the owner of The Mystic Spring Oasis at Zootopia. A Twitter user shared photos of the panel on social media, writing:
Zootopia Land’s Yax animatronics are cute. Seems to move
Zootopia Earth (Yax) pic.twitter.com/ECEuaUMXbV
– 𝙵𝚊𝚕𝚌𝚘𝚗 メ タ バ ー ス (@makotofalcon) November 21, 2021
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Speaking to the new earth, Disney Parks Blog share:
At the Shanghai Disney Resort, we are celebrating the park’s 5th anniversary during its “Year of Magical Surprises” and work is progressing on a Zootopia-themed land – the very first “Zootopia” themed land. Josh shared new footage of the new audio-animatronic figures, including Yax the Yak!
Disney also posted additional concept artwork, which you can see below. Although we don’t have an opening date for the next one Zootopia-themed land, we know it will include unique entertainment, merchandise, food and more.
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Inside the Magic will keep you posted as we have more information on the Zootopia-themed land at Shanghai Disneyland.
Zootopia (2016) tells the story of Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) as she becomes the first Zootopia Police Rabbit. In order to prove herself, she takes the opportunity to solve her first case, even as she has to team up with one of Zootopia’s most notorious crooks, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). Disney movies describes the animated film as:
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia. Determined to prove herself, Agent Judy Hopps, Zootopia’s first police rabbit, jumps at the chance to solve her first case – even if that means teaming up with fox con artist Nick Wilde to solve the mystery . Bring home this hilarious adventure packed with action, heart, and tons of bonus extras that take you deeper into the world of Zootopia. It’s great fun for all shapes and species!
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