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Posted on March 13, 2016

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

The two images below are the very first illustrations




Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

idea: An animal movie with a twist: Humans have never existed and instead animals have evolved to human capacity and they had created a city build by animals for animals.

built the police department in sketchup.

Art Director Matthias Lechner :

We explored some more far out concepts but we soon realized that we had to find just the right balance between “human” and “animal”(meaning organic, natural, inventive).

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

Some of the buildings resemble rock formations, some buildings look historic, nature is integrated in the urban environment, there is a variety of scales for the different animals – it looks like a chaotic city that feels “real”.

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

Officer Judy Hopps Nicholas P.”Nick” Wilde

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

監獄橙色服裝 – 逃進“小囓齒目”(鼠鎮)

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

They appear oversized in this tiny neighborhood(Some things have a limit of how small they can be manufactured) .

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

Zootopia Concept Art by Art Director Matthias Lechner copyright Walt Disney

In this scene Nick the fox was hiding from Hopps but when he turns around he notices that he is being watched.

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