If you ever doubt the power of animation at the box office, especially in a saturated superhero market, then Disney‘s recently released Zootopia will make you think again.
Incredibly, Zootopia’s global take has just surpassed the $900 million dollar mark at the global box office and is now well on it’s way to joining the acclaimed billion-dollar club, becoming only the fourth animated film in history, alongside other animated powerhouses including Frozen, Toy Story 3 and Minions, to hit this milestone.
Starring the voice talents of Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin and Idris Elba, Zootopia follows a city of anthropomorphic animals, including a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox, who must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
The impressive haul with certainly come as good news to Disney, who invested a eye-watering $150 million in the project, which is a truly colossal amount of money for an animated film, though one that was certainly made possible thanks largely in part to the historical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a franchise Disney only recently acquired from George Lucas in a $4 billion deal.
With huge critical praise from critics and fans alike, Disney is already planning a follow up sequel to Zootopia that may very well become another hit franchise for the studio giant.