This Dark Zootopia Scene Didn’t Make the Cut
Getting to see deleted scenes from films is one of the coolest things about the rise of initially DVDs and now streaming video. Sometimes they give more insight into a story or character, and other times it’s very clear that they were cut because they would have taken away from what the film wound up being.
With this just-released deleted scene from Zootopia, it’s definitely the latter.
The theatrical release of the film features a fox and a rabbit working together to uncover a conspiracy, and ultimately serves as an allegory for the dangers of racial profiling. The cut scene would have taken the film, and its underlying meaning, in a much darker direction, showcasing a world where “predatory” animals receive shock collars to keep them in line. Fortunately, Disney decided to go in a slightly different direction, and give us the film that everyone wound up loving so much.
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