Ok, so he’s a cheetah. BUT LOOK AT HIM! Look at his pudgy, fluffy mug. That is a big ol’ kitty if we’ve ever seen one, and we’re absolutely in love. In fact, we’ve been dying to meet Officer Clawhauser since we first spotted him in the Zootopia trailers and concept art. And in this exclusive clip from the upcoming Disney flick, Clawhauser sheds some light on one of the movie’s main themes.
Specifically, stereotypes. You see, in the land Zootopia, only big animals like rams and bears and tigers are police officers. As for bunnies, well… they’re stuck making lots of baby bunnies in the ‘burbs. But that’s not because bunnies are incapable of being shrewd, fast, or tough—it’s just the system and its inhabitants that assume so. So when Officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first bunny to join the Zootopia police force, the other animals have a few preconceived notions about her.
Get to know Officer Clawhauser in the exclusive clip above, learn more about the world of Zootopia from our advance preview, and stay tuned for more about the film before its March 4 release date!
Rachel Heine is the Editor-in-Chief of Nerdist and considers herself a big cat in a human lady’s body. Follow her on Twitter @RachelHeine.