Zootopia+ is not a sequel of the 2016 animated film. The six episodes of this miniseries are all set during the events of the film. If there is interest in a sequel, Disney may test the waters with this show. Every episode of the show took place during the events of the film. While some episodes are prequels and midquels, others are side storylines. It will give a closure look to the world of Zootropolis. A realm of Anthropomorphic animal species living in peace. Each episodes will lets us know more of the side characters who didn’t have much time to shine in the film. Ginnifer Goodwin and Idris Elba reprises their roles of Judy Hopps and Bogo. Jason Bateman and his character Nick Wilde are not in the movie.
Each episode will center on a lesser-known character from the movie. We also get a closer look at Judy’s family life and her life while she was still working as a waitress. We are aware of how sluggish sloths are and that it would take them an entire day to travel to a restaurant and sit at a table. The popstar Gazelle is seen in the movie presiding over a talent show. As a parody of the Real Housewives series, but with rats as the housewives, there is also a reference to contemporary reality TV.
For sure fans will prefer a sequel but we can consider this miniseries as the extended cut of the film. You can watch Zootopia+ is Disney Plus this coming November 9.