Some of our favorite Disney films undergo major changes during the animation process — and after watching this deleted scene from Zootopia, it’s clear these tweaks are usually for the better!
Before it was a billion dollar hit, the animated film had a much different set up.
Not only was Nick the main character instead of Judy, but the animal world had a much more inhumane way of handling the divide between predator and prey…
In the finished version, the predators have evolved to naturally be obedient around animals they’d usually eat.
But as evidenced by this deleted scene, earlier versions of the film contained a more depressing take on how the distinction was handled in the fictional animal culture.
Watch the scene (below) to see things take a dark turn when Nick and Judy are trying to escape a “taming party.”
[Image via Disney.]