After director's Brian Howard and Rich Moore confirmed that they believed it was entirely possible that Zootopia and the much beloved Disney Robin Hood exist in the same universe, the cogs in many a fan's head have been whirling, trying to figure out just how they could be linked — and this one theory is totally adorable.
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But first, let's rewind a little bit for those who didn't catch Howard and Moore entertaining a link between the medieval Robin Hood and the modern-day Zootopia back in 2015.
In an interview with Coming Soon, a curious fan fired a pertinent question about the upcoming animated animal's heritage by asking the co-directors:
"If I’m in the universe of 'Zootopia' and I go back in time, did Disney’s 'Robin Hood' actually happen?"
What did Robin Hood see in the crystal ball?
Although Howard wrote that the fan was "the first to propose that idea, he was pretty stoked with the idea, and Moore went on to add:
"Right. So 'Robin Hood' could have taken place in, like, the middle ages. That’s a neat idea and it makes sense"
Howard went on to proclaim it a pretty good idea before suggesting other movies that could have occurred in the timeline between medieval and modern-day Disney:
"Yeah, that’s pretty good. Maybe, Silas. Could there be anything else? 'Wind in the Willows?'"
Don't get too excited, Mr. Toad
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