I think by now we all know to look for those little hints in each and every Disney film, right? Whether it be a name, a character in the background, a phrase, a poster… something Disney-esque that gives us, the viewers, a subtle laugh and “did you see that?” moment.
Disclosure:I was invited to attend an exclusive Disney press junket in exchange for this posting. All opinions are my own unless noted otherwise.
Hidden Frozen Easter Eggs
I wanted to know if they knew going into they would have Alan Tudyk come in and play a weasel character in Zootopia. Jared Bush jumped in and immediately answered my question.
Yes, absolutely. Early on when, when we knew we were gonna have a weasel that- actually originally, Judy chased Nick through Little Rodentia in a different version of the movie. And then once we knew that she couldn’t meet him yet at that stage. Oh, it’s gotta be someone else; a weasel made sense that he’d be stealing something. And we’re like, and we have a weasel. Oh, well, we should call him, uh, Weasel. His last name is Weaselton, and then Jim Reardon’s like, it should be Duke Weaselton. It’s gonna be Duke Weaselton. And then we’d always been looking for what role could Alan play, and there was like, I think this- these things are all coming together. Let’s make that happen. And so it was kind of perfect.
Not sure what we’re talking about? Remember in Frozen The Duke of Weselton? Everyone would call him The Duke of Weas-el-ton and that irritated the heck out of him to know end. In Zootopia there is a weasel and his name is, of course, Duke Weaselton. Both roles are voiced by Mr. Alan Tudyk so it’s great that it’s come full circle. Thanks Disney.
Phil Johnston told us one of his favorite Easter Eggs which involves Chief Bogo. He’s giving a speech to Judy Hopps and says, “Do you think that this is some cartoon musical? Your insipid dreams come true… well, let it go.”
Yep, elephants. The 3rd Hidden Frozen Easter Egg has to do with the elephants in Tundra Town. Blink and you may miss it but they are there. Take a look at this still shot.
See it? Look near the bottom left corner and you will find a little Elsa and Anna. How cute, right? Of course, they are dressed up as their favorite Disney characters.
Here’s a closer look!