The following is a list of early concept ideas for films pitched to Disney that eventually evolved into Zootopia.


The Savage Chronicles

But after the first act, the spy character left the big animal city to go into the South Seas. And the title of the movie was Savage Seas. And I thought it was the coolest thing ever.
Byron Howard[1]

The Savage Chronicles was an idea for a James Bond-esque series of spy flicks. Several titles for movies in the series included:

  • Savage Seas
  • Savage City
  • Savage Earth
  • Savage Land
  • Savage Times

Savage Seas was to center around Jack Savage and his journey to the "South Seas".[1]

The Island of Dr. Meow


The Island of Dr. Meow was an idea for a film centering around a "six-foot-tall mad doctor cat on a deserted island who turned children into animals".[2] It was a parody or adaptation of the popular science fiction novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Pug The Bounty Hunter


Pug the Bounty Hunter was an idea for a film centering around the adventures of a bounty hunter pug in space.[2] This film, or at least its title, appears to be a parody of the television series, Dog The Bounty Hunter.

The 3 Musketeers


The 3 Musketeers was an idea for an all-animal version of the classic story of the same name.[2]