Sloths Run The DMV in Disney’s ‘ZOOTOPIA,’ Because Of Course They Do

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ZOOTOPIA – FLASH, THE FASTEST SLOTH AT THE DMV -- When rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) has only 48 hours to crack her first case, she turns to scam-artist fox Nick Wilde for help, but he doesn't always have her best interests at heart. Their investigation takes them to the local DMV (Department of Mammal Vehicles), which is staffed entirely by sloths. Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and produced by Clark Spencer, Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" opens in U.S. theaters on March 4, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

ZOOTOPIA – FLASH, THE FASTEST SLOTH AT THE DMV — When rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) has only 48 hours to crack her first case, she turns to scam-artist fox Nick Wilde for help, but he doesn’t always have her best interests at heart. Their investigation takes them to the local DMV (Department of Mammal Vehicles), which is staffed entirely by sloths. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Courtney Howard // Film Critic

Most of my experience with sloths comes from this SNL skit:

And Kristin Bell freaking out over them:

Now she’ll have a new sloth-themed thing to flip out over: Disney’s new trailer for . If you’ve ever stepped foot in a human-run DMV, this teaser will be all too resonant.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.

Coming from the minds that brought us WRECK-IT RALPH (Rich Moore) and TANGLED (Byron Howard), this film looks like it’ll be our new favorite thing for Spring next year. And, if you simply can’t wait to hear how Goodwin sounds voicing an animated character, watch TINKER BELL AND THE NEVERBEAST to hear her pipes as the animal fairy “Fawn.” Just make sure to have Kleenex near…

ZOOTOPIA opens on March 4, 2016.

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Courtney Howard

Courtney Howard is a LAFCA, OFCS and AWFJ member, as well as a Rotten Tomatometer-approved film critic. Her work has been published on Variety, She Knows and Awards Circuit.