See Summer in Zootopia Through the Eyes of the Film's Director

Summer in Zootopia by Byron Howard will be available May 5. All Images: Cyclops Print Works
Summer in Zootopia by Byron Howard will be available May 5. All Images: Cyclops Print Works

Last year offered several stellar animated films. But in my mind, of all the Oscar-nominated animated films in 2016, the rightful winner took the prize: Zootopia.

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We’ve written a bunch about what made Zootopia so good and how it marked yet another landmark for Disney Animation. What you don’t realize about a film like this, though, is... you can’t have a piece of it. Sure you can own the Blu-ray and memories are forever, but unlike a live-action film, computer animated films only exist as zeroes and ones. The high-end collectibles market is really kind of non-existent.

That is, unless, one of the film’s directors does a limited edition art piece of the film’s characters.

This is the long way of saying we’re excited to debut a brand new piece from Cyclops Print Works called Summer in Zootopia, by co-director Byron Howard. It’s an 18 x 24 inch, 23-color serigraph in an ultra-limited edition of 200. You see the full piece above, and here’s a peek at Howard personally signing each copy.

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That’ll go on sale at noon PST on May 5. At the same time, Disney artist Eric Tan will release a different, but equally beautiful and limited, letterpress from The Jungle Book.

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That’s a 14 x 11 inch edition of 195.

For more on both prints, and to buy them if you so please, go to the Cyclops website.

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Entertainment Reporter. NYU Cinema Studies Alum. Formerly Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and /Film. AP Award-Winning Film Critic & CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.

DISCUSSION

thorc1138
ThorC1138

Boy, that background style and coloring in the Zootopia one sure looks like Bill Watterson. Watercolor?