Disney’s latest big budget animated feature takes place in an alternate reality where animals walk and talk like people. So it’s no surprise that a world of bunnies and bears also has Oscar bait.
Following up on a recent string of viral posters parodying blockbuster films like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the producers of incoming animated movie “Zootopia” have released a string of fake posters based on this year’s Oscar contenders. While the Wall Street vermin ensemble of “Mr. Big Short” may be making a hot splash, but we’re most intrigued by the fact that Tom Hairy stars in “Mad Yax” while Tom Howly is in “The Hibernant.” There are two of them? The mind boggles.
Directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It-Ralph”), “Zootopia” features the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Batmen, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Alan Tudyk, Octavia Spencer, Nate Torrence, Raymond Persi, Tommy Lister, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt and Don Lake. The film opens March 4.