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Fake Trailer Reimagines ZOOTOPIA as a Crime Thriller and it Works So Well

Zootopia is one of the cutest movies in recent memory, from its hilariously slow sloths to its tiny mouse district. That said, the core of the movie is decidedly pretty dark. There’s a disease that’s taking over the predators and causing them to go on murderous rampages, and Officer Judy Hopps takes it upon herself, along with sly con-artist fox Nick Wilde, to figure out what’s going on. Along the way, they run into the mob, government corruption, and a host of seedy characters and environments that aren’t quite as sunny as the film’s trailers would suggest. That’s probably why this fake trailer, created by Cinefix, which reimagines the kids’ movie as a crime thriller works so well (via Uproxx).

While the trailer mutes the vibrant colors of the film and adds dramatic music, the core of this reimagining was actually already an integral part of the film to begin with, although we may not have necessarily thought that beforehand. Usually, this type of fan project works because it takes scenes and moments from the movie and strips them of their context to make them look like something else entirely. That’s not what’s happening here, though, since everything in this faux trailer happened pretty much exactly as it’s presented.

Without the levity the more comedic, slapstick moments provide, Zootopia truly would be a crime thriller, so more so than reframing the movie into something it isn’t, this trailer simply magnifies this aspect and gives us a greater appreciation for what was already there. Zootopia is funny and cute, but there’s an intense, action-packed story behind it as well.

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