Disney's animated adventure "Zootopia" turned out to be a massive hit at the box office, which makes the prospect of a sequel pretty strong.
Ahead of the film's Blu-ray and DVD release, director-duo Byron Howard and Rich Moore spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the idea for a sequel and shared that there are several characters and districts which didn't make it to the final cut of the film â€” and it's something they would want to bring into a potential sequel.
"The fan response is a huge help for that kind of thing," says co-director Byron Howard, who says he and Moore were overwhelmed by audience reactions to the grown-up kid caper. "I think we all loved the world so much and got so attached to the characters, that we actually got a little sad when the film finally came out [because] we felt like, 'Well, we're kind of done with it.' And it's nice that there's this potential for it to get bigger."
He added, "We cut a lot out during the making of the film," says Howard. "We introduced districts that we talked about that couldn't fit in, other characters that we eliminated from the movie. There's a vast potential for this world, so I'd love to see something more come from it." (Several of those axed characters will be revealed in bonus materials on the DVD.)
While there has been no official announcement as yet for a sequel to "Zootopia," we can only hope Disney green-lights it soon.