Disney has released a brand new trailer for Zootopia, set to premiere in March 2016, and you are going to need an eternity to watch it. Set in a “modern mammal metropolis,” Zootopia shows us what the world would look like if animals were in charge. When Officers Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) need to run a license plate to track down a suspect, they head to the local DMV, a place that humans know all too well as a time-suck from Hell. So it won’t surprise you to see that the Zootopian DMV is staffed exclusively by sloths.
You know that thing where you’re waiting for your toddler to do something all by himself? And you know it would just take two seconds if you did it for him, but he’s got to learn to be self-sufficient, so you wait (and wait, and wait)? And you’re clenching your fists and grinding your teeth, and smiling way too wide, because being patient is really, really hard? That’s what Disney’s going for here, and they pretty much nailed it. While Officer Wilde has no problem waiting all damn day for Raymond S. Persi’s Flash to type in seven freakin’ digits, Officer Hopps slowly dying inside, and I really feel her. Let’s break it down.