Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, with little fanfare — well, no, make that with ZERO fanfare — has picked June 7 as the street date for a three-SKU helping of the animation directing team Rich Moore and Bryon Howard’s smash hit, Zootopia.
It’s typical Disney of late — we’re Disney, you’re not (envision: “royal wave”). Zootopia is simply posted to the Disney Store (that would be disneystore.com) and that’s that. Only after the fact does PR post anything — it’s all, sort of “backwards.”
Oh well, enough of that, planned for release are a stand-alone DVD edition, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and an “Ultimate Collector’s Edition,” which is Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack that features a 3D presentation of the film on a second Blu-ray disc. Again, there is no commitment, at least at this time, to the newly launched 4K Ultra HD format (Disney is now the only studio not supporting the format).
The ARR is a quick-to-market 95 days and this future film franchise series packed them in with a whopping $316.4 million in ticket sales.
As to bonus features, there is a three-part video session titled “Zoology: The Roundtables” (about 18 minutes overall), deleted scenes, an alternate opening, something called “deleted characters” (interesting), Shakira’s music video, “Try Everything,” at least four production featurettes — “The Origin of an Animal Tale,” “Research: A True-Life Adventure,” “Z.P.D. Forensic Files” and “Scoretopia” — and early clips of Zootopia before the story was fully developed.